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Clemson Softball Run Rules Boston College

The Clemson Softball team battled Boston College and their ace Abby Dunning in the series opening game Thursday night in Clemson.  The Boston College ace struggled in the first inning, as Clemson loaded the bases and a wild pitch scored Valerie Clark from third.  Another walk loaded the bases again, but after 41 first-inning pitches Dunning limited the damage to just one run.  

The Tiger’s offense was hitting on all cylinders tonight. The big inning for Clemson Softball tonight was the second.  It started with a McKensie Clark triple to left scoring Brown and Oda to make it  3-0.  A Cagle sac fly-plated one more for Clemson.  Maddie Moore doubled down the line to plate another run.  The innings’ back-to-back homers, a two-run home run by Ally Logoleo, and a solo shot by Grace Hiller, her 1st home run of the season and only her 2nd RBI, made it 8-0. The Tigers were set up for a run-rule win.

Clemson ran into a little trouble in the 4th when Oda dropped a foul out.  That would’ve been out number 2.  Instead, the batter got a single and came around to score on a triple from Stephens.  Boston College moved another runner to third before Regan Spencer ended a potential rally. 

Maddie Moore stepped to the plate and hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth, to give Clemson back a nine-run lead and put the run-rule victory just three outs away.  

Regan Spencer got the start for Clemson and she was phenomenal.  Shutting down the B.C. offense all night long.  Spencer came out of the game after the fourth and freshman Olivia Duncan was allowed to end this game up 10-1 in the fifth.  With a run-rule victory on the line, Duncan struggled giving up 4 straight singles to give Boston College a run and make it 10-2.  That is when Regan Spencer was called back into the game to try and end another rally.  Spencer struck out the first batter she faced.  Then recorded the final two outs without giving up a run to preserve a 10-2 run-rule victory in the fifth inning.

Clemson will play Boston College again at 6 pm tomorrow.


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