Texas junior Kody Clemens (2) celebrates a home run against Tennessee Tech at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on June 11, 2018. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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During an achievement-laden season, Kody Clemens takes home Texas’ triple crown

Posted June 20th, 2018

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Throughout the 2018 baseball season, Kody Clemens was the top threat in Texas’ line-up.

Clemens closed out his junior year as UT’s leader in batting average (.351), home runs (24) and RBIs (72). Since 1960, only nine Longhorns have won the team’s offensive triple crown:

  • 2018: Kody Clemens (.351 BA, 24 HR, 72 RBI)
  • 2017: Kacy Clemens (.305 BA, 12 HR, 49 RBI)
  • 2003: Dustin Majewski (.391 BA, 12 HR, 85 RBI)
  • 1991: Brooks Kieschnick (.358 BA, 14 HR, 66 RBI)
  • 1989: Scott Bryant (.386 BA, 18 HR, 112 RBI)
  • 1983: Jose Tolentino (.347 BA, 12 HR, 73 RBI)
  • 1971: John Langerhans (.413 BA, 12 HR, 60 RBI)
  • 1965: Joe Hague (.343 BA, 5 HR, 23 RBI)
  • 1963: Butch Thompson (.355, 7 HR, 38 RBI)

At Texas, Kody Clemens’ 24 home runs trail only the 28 hit by Kyle Russell in 2007. In the school’s single-season record books, Clemens ranks sixth in slugging percentage (.726) and is tied for third in total bases (180).

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A third-round pick of the Detroit Tigers, Clemens is Texas’ highest-drafted position player since outfielder Drew Stubbs was the eighth draftee taken in 2006.

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