2002: Clark will have an opportunity to be a weekend starting pitcher in 2002 as a junior...at 6-foot-6, he was one of the tallest Trojans in the last 10 years.
MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: "This is the year that we should see Chad blossom as a pitcher. He has continued to improve and mature to the point where he is looked to be a weekend starter. He should be a pivotal player to determine whether or not we win the conference championship. He is a great professional prospect."
2001: Clark served as a midweek starter and also was used in the bullpen during his 2001 sophomore season...went 4-2 with a 6.39 ERA...made seven starts in 20 appearances (49 1/3 IP, 62 H, 34 BB, 43 SO)...threw five scoreless innings on April 17 at UC Riverside...pitched three scoreless innings (three hits) on Feb. 23 vs. Mississippi State.
2000: Clark rebounded from an elbow injury during his 2000 freshman season and saw action in 14 games out of the bullpen, going 1-0 in 16 2/3 innings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Clark earned 1999 Louisville Slugger TPX All-American honors as a senior at Glendora (Calif.) High...was a three-time All-Baseline League selection in both baseball and basketball...listed by The Los Angeles Times as the area's second-best prospect in 1999...as a junior, he made the 1998 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass team and the All-CIF Southern Section Division II first team...went 8-2 with a 2.45 ERA as a senior and 11-2 with a 2.36 ERA as a junior...was a member of the West Coast Yankees squad that won the 1998 AAU national championship...was a two-time (1997-98) Area Code Games participant with the 209 Reds, and was named the No. 9 prospect of the 1998 games by Baseball America...also played with the Alaskan League-winning Kenai Peninsula Oilers in 1999.
PERSONAL: He was a member of the 1998 USA Junior National Team...was a 22nd-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1999 professional draft...his father, Tom, played basketball at Western Michigan; his brother, Chris, played basketball at UC Riverside; and his sister, Kim, is on the crew team at Loyola Marymount...lists his toughest opponent as former Glendora teammate Casey Jacobsen (who is now playing basketball at Stanford)...majoring in pre-business...also enjoys playing golf and tennis...was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 30, 1980.
CLARK'S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR W-L SV ERA G-GS CG IP H R ER BB SO 2000 (Fr.) 1-0 0 9.72 14-0 0 16.2 25 19 18 15 17 2001 (So.) 4-2 1 6.39 20-7 0 49.1 62 37 35 34 43 TOTALS 5-2 1 7.23 34-7 0 66.0 87 56 53 49 60