An all-conference candidate ... One of five offensive returners that started at least 40 games in 2012 ... Versatile defender that can play any of the three outfield positions ... Speedster that has stolen 27 career bases ... 2012: Started 45 of 56 games (14/CF, 31/RF) ... Batted .269 (43-for-160) with 19 RBI, two doubles and a triple ... Scored 11 runs and stole 5 of 11 bases ... Ranked fourth in Conference USA with 10 sac bunts ... Recorded four outfield assists (Stony Brook, VCU, UAB, Southern Miss) to lead the team ... Collected 10 multi-hit and three multi-RBI games ... Posted a season-long eight-game hitting streak from Mar. 9-20, where he batted .407 (11-for-27) with four RBI ... Also had a four and five-game hit streak ... ECU posted a 25-21 record during his starts ... Batted in the bottom of the order in 35 contests (sixth through ninth) ... Three of five stolen bases were against non-conference opponents and two of those were against nationally ranked teams (Louisville, NC State) ... Committed just one error in 81 chances posting a .988 fielding percentage ... Recorded 76 putouts, four assists and turned one double play ... Posted a pair of game-winning hits ... Had a sac fly in the seventh inning against Stony Brook (Mar. 3) that lifted the Pirates to a 2-1 victory ... Laid down an RBI bunt single in the bottom of the 10th against Marshall (May 5) that scored Zach Wright in an 8-7 win ... Led the team with 12 sacrifices ... Ten of 19 RBI came with runners on and two outs, which tied for sixth on the club ... Batted .375 or higher in the sixth (.455), ninth (.375) and 10th or later (.500) innings ... Started 2 of 3 post-season games where he batted .167 (1-for-6) with an RBI ... Batted .261 (18-for-69) with eight RBI and seven runs scored in league play ... Eight of his 43 base knocks (all singles) were against nationally-ranked teams.
2011: Started 42 of 58 games played in right field ... Batted .310 (54-for-174) with three home runs and 28 RBI - all career-highs... Scored 30 runs, stole 13 of 18 bases and hit four doubles ... Led the team and ranked 97th nationally with 11 sac bunts (seven for hits) ... Recorded two outfield assists, both against C-USA opponents (Rice, Marshall) ... Collected 15 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games ... Posted career-long 10 game hitting streak (Apr. 9-29) ... During streak batted .405 (15-for-37) with seven RBI and nine runs scored ... Also had a seven-game hit streak (May 1-14) ... ECU posted a 25-17 record during his starts at right field ... Batted in the leadoff spot in 16 of 42 starts ... Hit home runs against No. 10 Virginia (Feb. 26), UNCW (Apr. 19) and Delaware State (May 14) ... Stole 13 of 18 bases ranking second on the team behind Trent Whitehead (17) ... Committed four errors in 106 chances posting a .962 fielding percentage ... Recorded 100 putouts, two assists and turned lone double play against Marshall (May 8) ... Recorded five game-winning hits with two coming during the Pirates final at-bat ... Doubled in the top of the ninth at Campbell (Mar. 8) scoring Zach Wright ... Two months later sealed ECU's series win at Marshall (May 8) with a suicide squeeze in the top of the ninth that scored Jonathan Holt ... Other game-winning RBI were against UNCW (Apr. 19), Southern Miss (May 27) and St. John's (June 5) ... Ranked among the team leaders in putouts (fourth) and average (fifth) ... Recorded a team-best and career high seven at-bats against Delaware State (May 13) going 4-for-7 with an RBI and two runs in ECU's 24-0 victory ... Batted .500 (2-for-4) with two RBI as a pinch hitter ... Led the team with a .421 (8-for-19) average in the fourth inning ... Hit .368 or better in the second (.368), fourth (.421), fifth (.417) and ninth (.429) innings ... Started all seven post-season games batting .266 (8-for-30) with three RBI and three runs scored ... Batted just .269 (18-for-67) with 11 runs in Conference USA action ... Ranked second on the team with a .316 (18-for-38) average against nationally ranked teams.
2010: Started 32 of 54 games played (24/RF, 6/LF, 2/CF) where he batted .290 (40-for-138) with two home runs and 14 RBI ... Scored 28 runs, stole 9 of 12 bases and hit five doubles ... Led the team with seven outfield assists (six in C-USA action) ... First collegiate action was against No. 2 Virginia in a pinch hitting role where he walked and later scored a run ... In his first start went 2 for-4 with an RBI, run scored and a stolen base versus Gardner-Webb (Mar. 16) ... Belted first collegiate home run against High Point (Mar. 23) ... Second career round tripper was at No. 23 Rice (Apr. 25) ... Collected nine multi-hit and one multi-RBI game ... Posted personal-best nine-game hit streak from Mar. 21 to Apr. 3 ... Recorded a trio of three-hit games (NCCU, Memphis, UCF) ... Drove in a career-best two runs against Houston (May 21) ... Six multi-run games with a career best three versus NCCU (Mar. 26) ... Recorded three sacrifice hits ... Committed two errors in 82 chances for a .976 fielding percentage ... In league play batted .268 (22-for-82) with six RBI, 15 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 24 games ... Recorded four multi hit games in C-USA action ... Hit primarily in the bottom of the lineup (sixth through ninth) ... All seven extra base hits were when the bases were empty (2 HRs, 5 2Bs) ... Batted a team-best .467 (7-for-15) in the sixth inning ... Also batted over .300 in the second (.389), third (.313), seventh (.304) and ninth (.333) frames ... Played in all three post-season games in a reserve role ... Played in nine games (three starts) against nationally-ranked opponents where he batted .231 (3-for-13) with a home run, RBI and six runs scored ... 2010 Summer: Once again played for the Outer Banks Daredevils of the Coastal Plain League ... Started 16 games where he batted .224 (15-for-67) with a home run, triple and five doubles.
2009: Redshirted during initial season with the Pirates ... 2009 Summer: Played summer baseball for the Outer Banks Daredevils of the Coastal Plain League ... Batted .333 (37-for-111) with four doubles, 13 RBI, 18 runs scored and nine stolen bases ... Posted a .961 fielding percentage with four assists and 45 putouts, while committing just two errors in 49 chances ... Started 31 of 33 games played.
Norfolk Collegiate High School: Four-year starter for head coach Chris Parsons ... Earned six letters (baseball-4, basketball-2) ... Four-time all-conference selection ... Belted five home runs and hit .520 on his way to his third Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS) all-conference selection as a senior ... Team Captain ... Named Team MVP as a senior ... During junior season batted a stellar .569 with four home runs, 20 stolen bases, and scored 30 runs as a junior ... Selected as the "Oaks" Offensive MVP and earned first-team TCIS All Conference honors ... As a sophomore was named first-team TCIS All-Conference after batting .533 with four homers and scored 28 runs ... In his first year with the Oaks, earned first-team Eastern District all-conference honors after hitting .492 ... Played American Legion for Post 60 and Coach Jim Erbe, where he batted .510 with eight home runs, 30 steals, and 40 runs scored in 27 games ... Played fall baseball for coach Bugs Moran where he hit .475 with 25 steals ... On the hardwood was a member of two TCIS championship squads.
Personal: Full name is Philip Earl Clark ... Born August 12, 1989 in Norfolk, Va. ... Son of David and Missy Clark ... Has two siblings (Lauren and Patrick) ... Uncle Billy Swoope played in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations ... Majoring in business management ... Two-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member (Fall 2010, Fall 2012).
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 7 vs. Delaware State (5/13/11); hits: 4 vs. Delaware State (5/13/11); RBI: 4 vs. UNCW (4/19/11); home runs: 1 (five times, last vs. Delaware State 5/14/11); stolen bases: 2 (twice, last vs. YSU 2/20/11).