The No. 5 Clemson softball team will travel to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, to take on Boston College at Harrington Athletic Village for their fourth Atlantic Coast Conference series this year. The Eagles are (16-14) overall with a (1-5) record in the conference this season.
Clemson hopes to keep the bats hot following their takedown of rival Gamecocks (10-0) in a mercy rule game on Tuesday. The Eagles will be looking to rebound as they lost (6-5) in a seven-inning Wednesday night matchup versus crosstown rival UMASS.
If Clemson makes the trip ready to play and the weather cooperates, this should be another potential sweep for the Tigers.
- Who – Clemson (33-1) vs. Boston College (16-14)
- Best Ranking – CU – N0. 4; BC – NR
- When – Double Header Friday (12 p.m. and 30 minutes after finish of first game), Sunday (12 p.m.)
- Where – Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Harrington Athletic Village)
- Watch – ACCNX for all three matchups
Boston College Overview
Boston College is led by head coach Amy Kvilhaug. The Eagles are batting .247 as a team led by Hannah Slike (.316) with a .367 team slugging percentage. The team posts a 2.81 ERA in the circle with 194 strikeouts through 192 innings. Abby Dunning leads the group with a 2.11 ERA through 66.1 innings.
Coming into the series against Boston College, Clemson’s pitching staff maintains a 0.70 ERA, the best in the country, through 210 innings pitched with 199 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .173 average.
Not to be outdone, Clemson’s offense has outscored opponents 248-28 this season. The Tigers hold a .361 batting average, led by Valerie Cagle (.495) and JoJo Hyatt (.396). The team holds a .620 slugging percentage and a .450 on-base percentage. The Clemson offense is so potent because there isn’t a weakness to attack. The entire lineup can put the ball in play and hit for extra bases.
News and Notes
- Clemson has outscored opponents 248-28.
- Clemson has 305 hits through 34 games, including posting 61 doubles and 49 home runs.
- The Tigers have 232 RBI this season, with Alia Logoleo (36), Valerie Cagle (34), Caroline Jacobsen (31), and McKenzie Clark (28) leading the way. A total of eight players have double-digit RBIs.
- 10 Tigers have combined for 81 multi-hit games this season, led by Cagle (16), Davenport (10), Jacobsen (10), and Clark (10).