Maybe in previous seasons it would have been considered an upset for Clemson softball to beat Georgia, 7-1.
Not in 2023.
Not with Clemson now 11-0 and steamrolling their way through the early part of the season and hitting on all cylinders.
Georgia starter Kylie Macy didn’t know what hit her and didn’t register an out before giving up 3 hits and a walk, including another McKenzie Clark lead-off home run in a 5-run first inning that carried the Tigers.
Clark homered to left on a full count, before Maddie Moore singled to center and advanced to second on a passed ball before a walk to Valerie Cagle put runners on first and second with 0 out.
Caroline Jacobsen then sent the first pitch she saw into the left-center field gap for a run-scoring double that made it 2-0 Tigers.
After an Alia Logoleo reached on a sacrifice that scored Cagle and Aby Vieira grounded out, JoJo Hyatt smacked a two-run triple to complete the first-inning rally.
After Georgia plated a single run in the fifth, the Tigers pushed across 2 in the bottom of the 6th to salt the game away for all intents and purposes.
Cagle pitched a complete game, giving up the one run, and 4 hits while striking out 4 and walking 0, moving to 6-0 on the young season and lowering her ERA to 0.81.
Clemson has five games scheduled over 4 days starting Thursday at the USF Tournament in Tampa, Florida
The Tigers take on host UCF on Thursday, the University of Illinois-Chicago on Friday, before playing Michigan State and Tennessee on Saturday and going back to Michigan State for the Sunday finale.
Clemson softball has blasted through their first 11 games of the season
The Tigers have blasted opponent pitching so far this season with Hyatt batting .593, Cagle .556 and Clark .500 on the season.
Clemson has outscored their 11 opponents by a score of 94-13 on the season.