Clemson Softball – NCAA Regional Preview

Clemson's McKenzie Clark celebrates after her teammates connected for back-to-back home runs as Clemson faced Troy in the opening game of the Tuscaloosa Regional in Rhoads Stadium Friday, May 21, 2021. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]Tuscaloosa Regional Clemson Vs Troy
Clemson's McKenzie Clark celebrates after her teammates connected for back-to-back home runs as Clemson faced Troy in the opening game of the Tuscaloosa Regional in Rhoads Stadium Friday, May 21, 2021. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]Tuscaloosa Regional Clemson Vs Troy /
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Host: Clemson Tigers – #10 National Seed

Head Coach John Rittman (3rd Season @ Clemson)

Record: 39-15

5th in ACC/ACC Tournament Runner-Up

Regular Season Wins Against: Florida Gulf Coast, Kent State, Long Island University, Texas Tech, Tennessee, Washington, Charlotte, Boston University (x2), St. Francis, Akron, Gardner Webb, Mercer, Illinois (x2), Liberty (x2), Winthrop, Duke, Louisville (x2), South Carolina (x2), North Carolina (x3), Furman (x2), Pitt (x3), Notre Dame (x2), East Tennessee State, and Georgia Tech(x3)

Regular Season Losses Against: Texas, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech (x3), Duke (x2), Georgia, Louisville, Notre Dame and Florida State (x3).

ACC Tournament Results:

First Round: Win (Notre Dame)

Second Round: Win (Virginia Tech)

Finals: Loss (Florida State)

Projected Lineup:

Graduate – 2nd Base – Cammy Pereira – .285 BA (7 2bs, 2 3bs, 5 HRs, 6-10 SBs)

Sophomore – Center Field – McKenzie Clark – .327 BA (11 2bs, 2 3bs, 11 HRs)

Sophomore – Pitcher – Valerie Cagle – .304 BA (9 2bs, 1 3b, 12 HRs)

Graduate – Designated Player – Marissa Guimbarda – .275 BA (8 2bs, 11 HRs)

Freshman – Catcher – Aby Viera – .316 BA (3 2bs, 4 HRs)

Sophomore – Shortstop – Alia Logoleo – .293 BA (4 2bs, 14 HRs)

Graduate – Left Field – Sam Russ – .287 BA (7 2bs, 5 3bs, 3 HRs, 25-25 SBs)

Sophomore – Right Field – Arielle Oda – .222 BA (2 2bs)

Freshman – 3rd Base – Maddie Moore – .189 BA (5 2bs, 2 HRs)

Graduate – 1st Base – Bailey Taylor – .256 BA (1 2b, 1 HR)

Probable Pitcher(s):

Sophomore – Valerie Cagle – 15-8, 2.05 ERA (166 Ks, opp avg. .221)

Sophomore – Millie Thompson – 13-3, 1.69 ERA (99 Ks, opp avg. .219)

Sophomore – Regan Spencer – 6-2, 1.07 ERA (34 Ks, opp avg. .209)

Freshman – Brooke McCubbin – 5-2, 2.32 ERA (24 Ks, opp avg. .249)

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