|Hometown:||Baldwin City, Kan.|
|High School:||Lawrence HS|
- 2014 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America Third Team
- Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America
- NCBWA Second-Team Freshman All-America
After two seasons at Oregon, ranks fourth in program history in appearances (72), seventh in saves (4), eighth in games finished (17) and 10th in wins (12) … Thirty-five appearances in 2014 are good for fourth in Oregon single-season history, while .214 batting average against ranks ninth … Finished the season 3-2 with a 3.34 ERA and two saves while striking out 49 and holding opponents to a .214 batting average over 32.1 innings … Threw 12.2 consecutive scoreless innings spanning 14 appearances from March 14 to April 19, allowing just seven hits and striking out 16 over that time … Struck out the side four different times … Picked up first win of the year in the season-opening 3-2 win over Hawaii, throwing one scoreless inning while allowing just one walk and striking out the side … Longest outing of the season came against California in the final regular season game, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and striking out two … Did not allow an earned run over final 10 regular season appearances, striking out 16 batters and giving up just seven hits over 10 innings … Named third-team preseason Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
Named a freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and the NCBWA (2nd Team) after finishing with a 9-0 record, a team-best 1.24 ERA and two saves while striking out 57 in 43.2 innings pitched … Allowed only six runs all season with no more than one coming in a single game … Set Oregon freshman records for appearances (37) and ERA … Held opposing hitters to a .137 batting average, the lowest single-season mark by an Oregon pitcher in school history … Nine wins are tied for the fifth most in school history, while 37 appearances ranks second all-time … Also ranks 10th in the single-season record books in games finished (11) ... Went 9-0 with a 0.67 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 27.0 innings pitched while holding opposing batters to a .125 average in final 18 appearances of the season … Was 2-0 with a 1.06 ERA against teams that qualified for postseason play, while holding opposing batters to a .172 average … Picked up first career win for Ducks at No. 6 Oregon State with a scoreless ninth inning … Second win came seven days later at Portland after striking out two in 1.1 innings … Got two wins series against No. 21 Stanford with three strikeouts in a scoreless 1.2 innings on Friday before retiring only hitter he faced in Sunday appearance … Fanned all three batters he faced while picking up a win in the first game of the Washington State series … Started a streak of three straight games with wins in the series finale against Washington State in an 11-inning Ducks’ win … Followed that outing with a two strikeout effort (1.2 innings pitched) at Ohio State before fanning three in 1.2 innings of a win over Gonzaga … Final win came in NCAA Tournament Eugene Regional opener against South Dakota State … Pitched a season-high 3.1 innings with a season-high five strikeouts in 11-4 loss to No. 20 Rice in championship game loss ... Picked up first career save in 4-1 win over Cal State Northridge with one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning … Second save came after a three strikeout 1.1 scoreless innings effort against Portland in a 5-1 win.
Returned to the Fallmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League in 2014 … Finished summer 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in 12 appearances for the Commodores … Led team with 29 strikeouts in just 13 innings pitched while also leading the team in strikeouts per nine innings with 20 … Also Played for Fallmouth after freshman season … Finished summer with a 0-2 record with a 6.56 ERA, while striking out 22 batters in 12.2 inning pitched … In 2012 played for the Midwest Nationals and helped lead team to the Mid-America World Series title with 57 strikeouts in 45 innings.
A 2012 graduate of Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kan. ... Played four years for head coach Brad Stoll and helped lead Lawrence HS to three state tournament appearances, including a state championship in 2009 and regional championships in 2011 and 2012 … As a senior, named first-team all-state, first-team All-Sunflower League, first-team all-area and player of the year … Also named a Central Region All-American by Perfect Game … Led team with 54.2 innings, 78 strikeouts, a 1.92 ERA, while holding opposing hitters to a .164 batting average Named team MVP at Lawrence High School ... Named the starting pitcher for the East in the Kansas State All-State All-Star Game … As a junior, named second-team All-Sunflower League … Led team into the state tournament with a 2-1 complete game win in the regional championship game.
Born in Lawrence, Kan. ... Son of Rob and Amy … Has one brother, Grant … His uncle Matt McWilliams played in the Atlanta Braves organization, including the 1995 season with the Eugene Emeralds … Major is general social science-law.
CLEAVINGER'S CAREER STATS
CLEAVINGER'S CAREER HIGHSCategory.......... Career
Innings (Reliever)...3.1, vs. Rice (Jun 3, 2013)
Strikeouts........ 5, vs Rice (Jun 3, 2013)