Clemson Softball Faces Boston College in Weekend Series

Clemson Softball will play Boston College in a Thursday-Saturday series this weekend in Clemson. The softball team is coming off a series loss to Virginia on the road and needs to win this one against B.C. to get back on track.

The Boston College Softball team is coming in with a record of 21-9. Having won 9 of their last 10 including a series win over Syracuse last weekend, they are red hot coming to Clemson. Boston College Softball is led on the field by Hannah Silke and Nicole Giery. Silke leads the team with a .370 batting average and 5 home runs. Giery and Silke both are tied for the team lead with 18 RBIs. As a team, the Eagles have stolen 31 bases with Gator Robinson leading the way being successful on all seven of her attempts.

Boston College’s pitching staff has some good arms. They have two starting pitchers and both of them have ERA’s under 2. Abby Dunning has the lowest ERA on the team with a 1.10 ERA followed by a 1.68 for Halie Pappion. Dunning also leads the team in innings pitched with 95.1 and has struck out a team-leading 118 this season. It has yet to be seen how those arms hold up against a Clemson Softball team that has been scoring all year.

Clemson’s pitching is outstanding in its own right. Cagle, while having a rough start in her last outing, is still having a fabulous year on the mound. Clemson’s reigning National Player of the Year is still leading the team in innings pitched with 72.2, 78 strikeouts, and 9 starts. Spencer is having a year that rivals Cagle’s on the mound. She will be bringing in a 5-0 record in 7 starts. The Clemson Softball pitcher is second in innings pitched with 53.1 and has a .192 batting average against to lead the team. Clemson also has pitchers Millie Thompson and Brooke McCubbin available this weekend. Both are formidable on the hill.

Clemson Softball’s All-American Valerie Cagle missed several games with an illness including one against arch-rival South Carolina last week. She did get a start against Virginia last weekend but did not look herself, giving up six runs in three and a third innings on Friday. Valerie Cagle will be happy to be back in Clemson for this three-game series.

Of course, the Clemson Softball team’s bats are always dangerous. Led by last year’s
national player of the year Valerie Cagle, this team has a potent line-up. Cagle leads the team
while hitting .385. She is also tops in RBIs with 28. The leader in home runs is McKenzie Clark
who has knocked eight out of the park this season. She is also 2nd in RBIs with 22, and third in
Avg hitting .340.

Clemson Softball is now outscoring their opponents by just short of one hundred runs.
175-76. The bats have been hot all year for Clemson Softball. Clemson has scored 5 or more
runs 17 times this season. They are an astounding 17-0 in those games and 21-1
when leading after 4 innings this season. Clemson Softball will be on the field at 5 pm Thursday.

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