Florida Tech’s Clabough Promoted to Single-A Rome Braves
By Giles Malone // June 23, 2012
MOVING ON UP TO SINGLE A
ROME, GEORGIA — It took only two games in the Gulf Coast League for former Florida Tech shortstop K.C. Clabough to be called up to the Single-A Rome Braves.
The Atlanta Braves’ 28th-round selection in the 2012 Major League Baseball first-year player draft hit .429 with an RBI and a run scored in seven at-bats.
He notched his first RBI of his professional career in his minor league baseball debut Tuesday against the GCL Yankees.
Two days later against the GCL Phillies, he went 3-for-4 and scored one run.
In two seasons for the Panthers, the Cocoa Beach, Fla. native started all 99 possible games at shortstop.
He batted .374 with 135 hits, 29 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 66 RBIs.
He drew 41 walks and swiped 61 of 74 bases in his FIT career.
As a Florida Tech Panther, he was selected All-America, preseason All-America twice, all-region five times and all-SSC twice.
He was also named to the Tino Martinez Award Watch List prior to the 2012 season.
“Florida Tech helped me a lot in this process,” Clabough said.
“I felt like I was a talented baseball player when I transferred, but I hadn’t put all the phases of the game together. The coaching staff of Coach B, Merc and Nick (Brennan) helped me develop further.
With great coaching and persistence, I was able to put it all together.”
He is originally from Cocoa Beach and graduated from Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School, where lettered in both baseball and football.
His parents are Craig and Missy Clabough of Cocoa Beach.
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