In a disappointing match against RV/RV Missouri, the No. 5/7 Clemson Tigers found themselves unable to capitalize on numerous opportunities, falling 4-1 in Clearwater, Fla. Despite consistent presence on the bases, Clemson only managed to bring one runner home throughout the game.
Clemson recorded a total of 6 hits, spearheaded by the efforts of redshirt senior Valerie Cagle and junior Alex Brown, who both secured two hits each. Brown also contributed the sole run for the Tigers.
Missouri seized control early on, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning, followed by another run in the second, establishing a commanding 4-0 lead.
Despite trailing, Clemson showed resilience, consistently getting runners on base throughout the first five innings. They managed to load the bases and convert a run in the fifth inning, courtesy of Maddie Moore’s hit that allowed Brown to score.
Clemson utilized a combination of pitchers in the game, with junior Brooke McCubbin starting strong before being replaced by senior Millie Thompson. Regan Spencer then took over, pitching three scoreless innings, followed by Cagle, who closed out the game with one inning of work.
Looking ahead, the Tigers will embark on an 11-game road stretch, beginning with the Puerto Vallarta Collegiate Challenge in Mexico. Their first matchup is against Wichita State on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET. Fans can catch all the action on FloSoftball, with links available on the Clemson Softball schedule page.