Clemson softball is no longer undefeated, but the Tigers enjoyed a successful tournament in Tampa, winning 4 of 5 games.
After beating host USF on Thursday, Clemson easily defeated the University of Illinois-Chicago on Friday afternoon by a score of 9-2, setting a program record for stolen bases.
Chicago actually took the lead with a single run in the top of the second, but the Tigers marched back with 4 in the bottom of the frame and never looked back as they moved to 13-0 on the season, while UIC fell to 0-10.
McKenzie Clark and Reedy Davenport had two hits apiece and Clark tallied 3 RBI and 3 stolen bases on the day and Junior Regan Spencer pitched four innings to gain her second victory of the season.
The Tigers split a doubleheader on Saturday, beating Michigan State by a 4-1 margin in the first game before falling to a tough Tennessee squad 1-0 in the second.
Brooke McCubbin’s first complete game of her career led the Tigers against Michigan State as she struck out eight and walked one, while giving up only four hits.
Tennessee’s Karlyn Pickens held the Tigers scoreless in the second game with the Volunteers managing to scratch across the only run of the game in the top of the sixth in a pitcher’s duel.
Valerie Cagle (6-1) took the loss for Clemson, despite striking out 8 and giving up 1 walk for the game.
Clemson softball completed the USF tournament with an 8-0 win over Michigan State
In Sunday’s finale, Millie Thompson pitched 5 shut-out innings, giving up only two hits, while striking out 6 and walking none as Clemson run-ruled Michigan State 8-0 to finish the tournament 3-1 and improve to 15-1 on the season.
McKenzie Clark and Valerie Cagle had two hits each for Clemson, with Clark scoring two runs and Cagle knocking in two.
Kyah Keller also had two RBI for Clemson.
The Tigers host Gardner-Webb for a doubleheader on Wednesday, before beginning ACC play next weekend when Syracuse comes to town for single games, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.