2011 (So.): Started in 28 games… had 98 at-bats with 20 hits, nine runs-batted in, and five doubles… finished the season with five multiple hits games… had two multiple RBI game
Played in 55 games to earn his first letter ... Started 52 games as the Cardinals' primary third baseman ... Posted a .318 batting average on the year, good for fifth highest on the team ... Tallied 63 hits in 198 at-bats ... Drove in 29 runs while scoring 29 runs ... Notched 13 doubles and four home runs to post a .444 slugging percentage ... Turned in a .378 on-base percentage ... Posted 16 multiple-hit games and eight multiple-RBI contests ... Recorded a career-high four hits against Bowling Green (April 10) as he was 4-for-6 at the plate, drove in three runs and reached base five times ... Drove in a career-high four runs against Huntington (April 28) as he hit a home run and a double ... Reached three hits in a game on eight different occasions, second highest on the team ... Posted a torrid six-game stretch (April 3-13) in which he turned in a .552 batting average (16-of-29) while driving in 11 runs and scoring 11 runs ... Finished Mid-American Conference play fourth on the team with a .320 batting average and a .393 on-base percentage.
Four-year letterwinner at Dearborn Divine Child for coach Tony DeMare ... Led the Falcons to a 117-51 record during his career, including four City Tournament and District championships ... Named Louisville Slugger High School All-American as a senior ... Two-time All-State selection and four-time All-City, All-Region and All-Catholic League selection ... Posted a .405 batting average with eight home runs as a senior as he helped Divine Child to a 30-13 record ... Tallied a .400 batting average with six home runs and 39 RBI as a junior while leading the Falcons to the 2008 State Championships and the Catholic League title ... Added a .380 batting average as a sophomore and a .360 batting average as a freshman ... Played summer baseball for A. Green ... Also lettered in basketball for three years ... Earned All-City and All-District honors as a junior and senior.
Majoring in business ... Born August 9, 1990 ... Son of Dan and Karen Claypool ... Has one brother, Josh, and one sister, Ashley ... Full name is Stephen Micah Claypool.