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Clayton Kwiatkowski

(Updated July 2021)
Left Handed Pitcher
Tampa, Fla.
high school


  • 2020 ACC Academic Honor Roll


Made 23 relief appearances out of the bullpen, finishing with a career-best 2.13 ERA in 25.1 innings pitched…had 36 strikeouts and allowed just six earned runs…opponents hit .200 against the left-hander…earned a pair of wins, throwing 1.1 hitless and scoreless innings against Mercer on March 31 and 2.0 scoreless, hitless innings at NC State in the regular season finale…did not allow a run over his first 9.1 innings over six appearances…struck out a season-high four batters on Opening Day against North Florida and March 27 vs. Wake Forest…tossed a season-high 2.1 innings against the Demon Deacons…joined Chase Haney and Nico Baldor as the only seniors on the roster…finished his Seminole career with a 7-3 record, 3.04 ERA and 158 strikeouts over 97 appearances and 136 innings pitched.

SENIOR (2020):

Made seven relief appearances, finishing with a 2.45 earned run average and 11 strikeouts in 7.1 innings pitched…did not factor into a decision…walked just three batters and gave up two runs…season-high 2.0 innings pitched against Illinois State on March 11 in what proved to be the Seminoles final game of the season…struck out four of five batters faced at No. 12 Duke on March 8…combined with Chase Haney to strike out the side in the eighth inning against the Blue Devils.

JUNIOR (2019):

Made 23 appearances on the mound and one start, finishing without a decision and a 4.00 earned run average…struck out 40 batters in 36 innings pitched, allowing 38 hits and did not hit a batter…his start came against Jacksonville on May 7, throwing five scoreless innings and giving up three hits while striking out four…had two five-strikeout games out of the bullpen, at Miami and against Stetson…struck out two batters in a scoreless inning against No. 4 national seed Georgia in the Athens Regional, his final appearance of the year.


Finished with a 4-1 record, 3.18 earned run average and 49 strikeouts over 26 appearances and 45.1 innings pitched…made his first career start against Kansas (3/6), allowing two earned runs in 3.1 innings with a career-high six strikeouts…pitched 7.2 innings in the ACC Tournament against Virginia (5/22) and Louisville (5/27), allowing just two hits and one run while striking out six as FSU won its second-consecutive ACC Championship…his four innings against Louisville in the title game set a career high…earned wins against Kansas, Notre Dame (3/18), UCF (3/21) and Virginia in the ACC Tournament…pitched on Opening Day against Xavier (2/16), allowing an unearned run in one inning.

FRESHMAN (2017):

Posted a 2.45 ERA through 22.0 innings pitched in the 2017 season…in his 18 appearances, he surrendered just six earned runs and tallied 22 strikeouts…in his FSU debut, he pitched one scoreless inning with one hit allowed to Samford on February 24…pitched a then-career-high 3.2 innings in which he allowed three hits and struck out three to earn his first win of the season against Stetson on April 19…played summer ball for Charlottesville in the Valley League in which he appeared in four games, notching one save and 10 strikeouts in five innings.


Graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa…given a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention…placed on the Florida All-Region second team…ranked the No. 9 left-handed pitcher in Florida in his class by Perfect Game…finished his senior season at Jesuit with a 1.34 ERA…parents are Thomas and Draceana Kwiatkowski…majoring in social science…born April 6, 1998.