The Texas Longhorns are in the College World Series, and the honors are piling up for their star player.
Second baseman Kody Clemens is one of college baseball’s elite power hitters this season, and he earned first team All-American status from D1Baseball.com on Wednesday.
Clemens is the only Big 12 player to make the All-American first team. Clemens has wowed with the bat all season, hitting .356 with team-leading 24 home runs and 72 runs batted in. He hasn’t stopped in the NCAA Tournament.
He has homered in five straight games for the Longhorns. His slugging helped Texas defeat Tennessee Tech in the Austin Super Regional.
The son of Texas baseball icon Roger Clemens, Kody carved his own legacy this year as one of the Longhorns’ all-time best power hitters.
— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) June 12, 2018
Second of Roger Clemens’ sons drafted
Clemens’ efforts led to him being selected 79th overall by the Detroit Tigers in the 2018 MLB Draft. He is the second of Roger Clemens’ sons to be drafted from the Longhorns’ program. Older brother Kacy was an eighth-round selection of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017.
But before he embarks on his pro career, the younger Clemens has one more hill to climb. The Longhorns begin College World Series play on Sunday. They face former Southwest Conference rival Arkansas in Omaha.