Clemson freshman outfielder Seth Beer has done some amazing things this season for a guy who should still be in high school. And Monday he was recognized by ACC coaches for his display of talent by being named the league’s player of the year, the first time ever the award has gone to a freshman.
Beer is hitting .378 with 15 home runs and 60 RBIs. His regular-season accomplishments also included a 26-game hitting streak, tied for fourth longest in school history, as he keyed the Tigers to a 38-18 regular-season record.
Beer is the 13th Tiger to earn ACC Player-of-the-Year honors and the first since shortstop Brad Miller in 2011. The Suwanee, Ga., native, who is riding a 52-game on-base streak, was also named ACC Freshman-of-the-Year, Clemson’s third recipient in history and first since outfielder Patrick Boyd in 1998.
Monday night Beer joined us on SportsTalk from Durham, site of the ACC Tournament, to talk about the award.
AUDIO: Seth Beer