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May 12, 2023

GAMEDAY CENTRAL: 2023 ACC Softball Championship Semifinals

No. 3 Clemson (46-8, 18-6 ACC) vs. No. 2 Duke (44-9, 19-5 ACC)


  • 🆚 Opponent: Duke
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Friday, May 12 • 1:30 p.m.
  • 📍 Venue: Melissa Cook Stadium • Notre Dame, Ind.
  • 📺 Watch: ACC Network
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stats 

Clemson: Roster | Schedule | Game Notes (PDF)


  • The No. 3 seed Clemson Tigers continues action at the ACC Championship against No. 2 seed Duke.
  • Clemson is 3-6 all-time against the Blue Devils and last faced Duke in the tournament in the 2021 ACC Championship game. Current Tiger, Caroline Jacobsen, was a member of the team that defeated Clemson to win the 2021 ACC Championship.
  • Clemson’s offense has outscored opponents 331-86.
  • The Tigers hold a .318 batting average led by 2023 ACC Player of the Year Valerie Cagle (.465) and JoJo Hyatt (.355). The team holds a .537 slugging percentage and a .414 on-base percentage.
  • Clemson’s pitching staff maintains a 34 ERA, the second-best in the country, through 346 innings pitched with 296 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .196 average.


  • For the third-consecutive year, every year the program has been eligible, the Clemson Tigers are heading to the ACC Championship Semifinals.
  • In 2022, Clemson upset the top-seeded Virginia Tech Hokies with a 4-1 victory. Alia Logoleo hit two home runs (top of the second and seventh). Clark had scored on a throwing error in the fourth, and Arielle Oda hit a sac fly in the fifth.
  • In 2021, Clemson also defeated the Hokies, 2-0. Logoleo scored a run in that game as well off a sac bunt, and Cagle hit a solo home run in the third inning.