The Clemson softball team continued their strong start to the season with an 11-2 victory over the Georgia State Panthers.
Clemson’s bats were essential again today with 19 total hits compared to just 5 for the Panthers of Georgia State. The Tigers put forth a solid effort overall with very few facets of the game to improve upon in this very young season.
McKenzie Clark continued her hot start knocking a long ball to start the game. Clark also contributed a double along with a sacrifice flyout in the 6th inning that allowed Ally Miklesh to score. Caroline Jacobsen displayed a tremendous amount of power hitting 2 home runs on the day bringing her total to 3 in just 2 games on the year. Alia Logolelo seems to have added some speed to her multifaceted arsenal this year with a successful steal after posting only 2 all of last season. Coach Rittman was able to do a great deal of substituting allowing for plenty of players to have an opportunity early on in the 2023 campaign.
Valerie Cagle continued to show why she is one of the most balanced players currently in the sport of softball with a dominant day at the plate in tandem with a solid overall performance pitching as well. Cagle homered again today making her 2 for 3 from the plate and also reached base on balls. Other than one error in the field, Cagle turned in a sound first performance from the circle as well, allowing only 3 hits along with striking out 3 batters as well. Brooke McCubbin came in to spell Cagle in the 6th inning. McCubbin allowed 2 hits and struck out 1 of the 8 total batters she faced.
Clemson Softball will face off against Kansas City February 11th at 10 am in their third game of the Felsberg Invitational. A second game will take place later in the day with the teams being determined by the results of the games prior.