Clemson Tigers News: Softball, Women's Golf, Blake Wright

Clemson Softball begins their NCAA Regional today, Women's Golf tees off in the NCAA Championship, and Blake Wright is in contention for a major award.
Clemson senior Blake Wright (8)
Clemson senior Blake Wright (8) / MCKENZIE LANGE/ Staff / USA TODAY

Clemson Softball begins the NCAA Tournament today in Tuscaloosa

Clemson Softball begins their fourth NCAA Tournament action today in Alabama. The Tigers are the 2-seed in the Tuscaloosa Regional with a game against Southeastern Louisiana at 2:00 PM.

The top seed in the regional, the host Alabama, will play USC Upstate following the conclusion of Clemson’s game. The winners of each contest will face off tomorrow, while the losers will play each other in an elimination game.

Clemson Women’s Golf begins the NCAA Championship

The NCAA Women’s Golf Championship tees off today in Carlsbad, CA. Clemson Women’s Golf will be among 30 programs that earned their way into the championship by finishing in the top 5 of a regional.

The championship begins with three rounds of stroke play. At that point, half the field is eliminated, while the top 15 continue with another round of stroke play.

After 72 holes, the top 8 teams advance to a knockout tournament to determine the winner.

Blake Wright is a semifinalist for Howser Trophy

Clemson Baseball player Blake Wright has been named as a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy. The award is bestowed annually to the best player in amateur baseball. It is named after Dick Howser, who guided the Kansas City Royals to their first World Series title in 1985.

Wright is one of 68 semifinalists. The list also includes Billy Amick of Tennessee, Chase Burns of Wake Forest, and Charlie Condon of Georgia.

Other news and notes from around Clemson Athletics:

Clemson Baseball pulled another one out of their hat on Thursday to defeat Boston College 12-10. The Tigers fell down early 5-0 but clawed their way back once again.

Clemson put it away in the 8th inning when Cam Cannarella cranked a 3-run homer. The Tigers are now 18-10 in ACC play and maintain a chance to reach the 20-win plateau for the second season in a row.

The start time of today’s Game 2 has been moved to 1:00 PM today due to forecasted storms in the evening that could impact the game.

Clemson Rowing begins the ACC Championship today.