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USC's Clarke Schmidt out for rest of season due to elbow injury

USC's Clarke Schmidt out for rest of season due to elbow injury

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – South Carolina junior right-handed pitcher Clarke Schmidt will miss the remainder of the 2017 season after an MRI showed a torn ulnar collateral ligament to his right elbow.

A surgery date has yet to be determined, however.

“This is obviously tough news for Clarke and everyone associated with our baseball program,” said South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook. “Clarke is a special kid with a bright future in front of him and our program will be with him every step of the way. He has been an incredible representative of our university and baseball program and I'm sure he will make a full recovery. I have no doubt he will achieve his goal and dream of pitching in the Major Leagues."

Schmidt made nine starts this season and went 4-2 with a 1.34 ERA. He allowed only 15 runs, nine of those earned, on 41 hits in 60.1 innings with 70 strikeouts to 18 walks and opponents’ batting .194 against him.

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