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Class of 1997
Clayton Allen Hensley...signed by scout Tom Korenek (Giants)...was a center fielder at Pearland High School before attending Lamar College in Texas...went 8-6 with a 2.97 ERA and set a single-season school record with 127 strikeouts in 100.0 innings pitched to help Lamar post a 38-24 record in 2002...the ace on the team, Hensley was named Louisville Slugger's National Player Week on May 13, striking out a then season-high 15 batters over 7.1 innings of work in Lamar's 10-3 win at Nicholls St. on May 11...his 15 strikeouts vs. Nicholls St. tied the school single-game record which was shared by Randy Williams and Linc Mikkelsen...helped guide the squad to the Southland Conference (SLC) championship and advance to the NCAA Regional at Austin... set a new Lamar single-game and an SLC Tournament single-game record by striking out 17 Texas-Arlington batters in the Cardinals 5-3 win on May 22...struck out two in 1.0 inning of work to earn the save in Lamar's 5-4 victory over Northwestern State in the SLC Tournament championship game and went on to earn the tournament's Most Valuable Player award with his tournament-record 19 strikeouts.
On August 4, 2007, Hensley gave up Barry Bonds' 755th career home run, which tied Bonds with Hank Aaron for most all-time. The next day, Hensley was optioned to the minor leagues.