A day after a couple of closer-than-usual wins, the Clemson softball team unleashed a power barrage on the Ohio State Buckeyes in a 10-0 win in 5 innings.
The Tigers led 3-0 after three batters thanks to a Mackenzie Clark leadoff bomb, a double by Maddie Moore and a 2-run blast by Valerie Cagle.
Cagle’s blast was followed by one from Caroline Jacobsen and just like that the Tigers had 4 runs and 3 home runs in a matter of four batters.
The Tigers added a single run in the 3rd before Maddie Moore blasted the Tigers fourth homer of the game, a 3-run shot to right center that made it 8-0 in the fifth.
Freshman Marena Knowles knocked in the final two runs for Clemson.
Regan Spencer notched her first win of the season, pitching a complete game while giving up only two hits, striking out 2 and walking 0.
After being held down a bit offensively in two games on Saturday, Clemson totaled 14 hits Sunday, with Cagle registering four herself to lead the Tigers.
Moore led the Tigers with 3 RBI, while Cagle and Knowles had 2 each.
Clemson softball has dominated it’s first 10 opponents of the season
Clemson’s offensive display through the first 10 games has been impressive, with the Tigers batting .415, slugging .742 with an on base percentage of .488.
The Tigers have 3 players – Cagle, Clark and JoJo Hyatt batting over .500 on the season with Cagle and Clark having slugging percentages over 1.000.
On the mound the Tigers are led by Cagle’s 5-0 record with a save and a 0.92 ERA, while Millie Thompson is 3-0 with a 3.24 ERA.
Spencer, who got her first start of the season today is 1-0 and has yet to give up a run in 10 innings in the circle, while Brooke McCubbin is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 7 innings.
Clemson has outscored it’s opponents 87-12 on the season.
Next up for Clemson is No. 10 Georgia visiting McWhorter Stadium on Tuesday at 4 p.m.