Philip Clarke 5
Philip  Clarke
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Franklin, Tenn.

High School:
Christ Presbyterian Academy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
C

Birthdate:
03/24/1998

 

10/14/2017

Team Black wins back-and-forth game three

Freshman Jayson Gonzalez homers again in Black and Gold Series

10/13/2017

Team Black wins slugfest to even Black and Gold Series

Teams crush four homers in game two of the annual series

10/12/2017

Team Gold takes 1-0 lead in Black and Gold Series

Zach King bests Jackson Gillis in Game One duel

09/12/2017

Baseball America tabs Vandy with #1 recruiting class

Program welcomes record-setting fifth top-ranked class

Career Game Highs
Hits: 3, 5 times
Runs: 2, 4 times
RBI: 3, 6 times
Walks: 4, 2/23/18 vs. UMass-Lowell 
HRs: 2, 6/3/18 vs. Clemson 
Stolen Bases: 2, 2/25/18 vs. UMass-Lowell 

2018 - Named a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American after leading Vanderbilt with 16 doubles in 58 appearances and 49 starts… Batted .294 and finished third on the team with 18 multi-hit games… Finished second on the squad with for hits (35) and batting average (.302) in SEC play… Was second in overall games with 20 two-out RBIs… Made 36 starts at designated hitter and 13 starts at catcher… Registered three RBIs in three of his first four appearances including as many during his collegiate debut against No. 25 Duke on Feb. 16… Reached base five times including drawing a season-high four walks on Feb. 23 against UMass-Lowell… Struck six home runs on the season including two at Clemson on June 3… Logged five three-hit outings including June 3 at Clemson as part of a 3-for-6 performance… Named to the 2018 NCAA Clemson Regional All-Tournament Team after batting .385 (5-for-13) with three RBIs, two home runs, two runs and two walks… Reached base in 26 of his final 30 games… Logged two doubles and went 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs against Ole Miss on April 15… Finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two doubles against Kentucky on May 17… Struck his first collegiate home run against Presbyterian on Feb. 21 as part of a 1-for-3 outing with three RBIs… Logged a hit in seven of his first eight games including driving in six runs on Opening Weekend against Duke.

High School - Lettered four years at Christ Presbyterian Academy under coach Larry Nesbitt... helped lead the Lions to a runner-up finish in the Tennessee State Tournament, and District, Sectional, and Regional Championship, and team won a school-record 35 games as a senior... during senior season was named The Tennessean Baseball Player of the Year, 2017 Tennessee Class AA Mr. Baseball, and team captain... helped Lions to a runner-up finish in the Tennessee State Tournament and Sectional Championship as a junior... during junior season was named a Perfect Game All-American... helped lead the Lions to a Tennessee State Championship, and District, Sectional, and Regional Championship as a sophomore... helped lead the Lions to the Tennessee State Tournament, and District, Regional, and Sectional Championship as a freshman... also lettered two years in football and helped the Lions to a 2015 TSSAA State Championship... was a member of Team Tennessee that won the 2016 Junior Sunbelt National Championship with Vanderbilt teammates David Bates, Corbin Brooksbank, Aaron Brown, and Mason Hickman... played summer baseball for the Dirtbags that won the 2016 WWBA Jupiter World Championship... played high school baseball and/or summer ball with Vanderbilt teammates Zach King, Mason Hickman, Garrett Blaylock, Corbin Brooksbank, and David Bates.

Academics - Clarke is undecided on a major.

Personal - Philip Andrew Clarke... Born 3/24/98 in Atlanta, Ga.... Son of Jay and Jill Clarke... has two siblings, Jim and Jessica... Nickname is Clarkey... Favorites include: Yoan Moncada (player), Atlanta Braves (team), Derek Carr (pro athlete -- non baseball player), Basketball (other sport), MLB The Show (video game), Shawshank Redemption, Warrior, Step Brothers (movie), The Office, Last Chance U, Narcos (tv show), Tom Hardy (actor), Mac and Cheese (meal), Russ (music/singer/band), Uncrustables (late night snack), and Connecticut (vacation spot)... says if he wasn't playing baseball he would be an Astronaut... names Michael Cera as the actor to play him in a movie... uses Passionate as one word to describe himself... roommates with Aaron Brown... lists Winning two State Championships in one year as his most memorable athletic moment... chose Vanderbilt "because of the education, baseball program, and I wanted to stay in Nashville."

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