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Charlotte Christian baseball star Calvert Clark headed to ACC

Charlotte Christian baseball star Calvert Clark has committed to Clemson.

Clark, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, recently received an invitation to the 2020 17U USA Baseball National Team Development Program. He also played in the baseball program last summer. Perfect Game ranks Clark No. 2 in North Carolina in his class.

“Obviously he’s a great player at his age,” Christian coach Greg Simmons said. “Moved here from New York. Great kid to be around and he’s got a bright future ahead of him.”

Clark is a right-handed pitcher/outfielder for the Knights. Simmons said he can throw over 90 miles-per-hour.

Clark hit in the No. 4 spot for the Knights last season, hitting .354 as a freshman with one homer and 20 RBIs.

Christian won the N.C. Independent Schools state championship.

One of Clark’s teammates, sophomore Judd Utermark, committed to Mississippi last month.

Langston Wertz Jr. is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked at the Observer since 1988. He’s covered everything from Final Fours and NFL to video games and Britney Spears. Wertz -- a West Charlotte High and UNC grad -- is the rare person who can answer “Charlotte,” when you ask, “What city are you from.”
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