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March 14, 2017 – Clemson Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich announces the addition of the softball program

Oct. 6, 2017 – Softball stadium receives initial construction approval from the Clemson University Board of Trustees

Nov. 3, 2017 – John Rittman selected as the program’s first head coach

Nov. 8, 2017 – Logan Caymol becomes the first Clemson signee

Dec. 4, 2017 – Kyle Jamieson joins softball staff as Associate Head Coach

July 10, 2018 – Courtney Breault joins softball staff as Assistant Coach

July 24, 2018 – Jeannie Murphy joins softball staff as Director of Operations

Feb. 2, 2019 – Clemson Softball Stadium breaks ground

July 9, 2019 – Topping Out Ceremony

July 9, 2019 – ACC and Big Ten announce Clemson as one of six host sites for the 2020 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Aug. 26, 2019 – Held first round of individual practices

Sept. 17, 2019 – Held first official team practice

Sept. 30, 2019 – Held first team practice on the field of Clemson Softball Stadium

Oct. 2, 2019 – First scrimmage against Erskine College at Southern Wesleyan University

Nov. 11, 2019 – Clemson announces its inaugural spring schedule

Dec. 3, 2019 – The team and coaching staff officially move into the facility full time

Jan. 24, 2020 – Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Jan. 25, 2020 – Inaugural Fan Day

Feb. 7, 2020  Clemson defeated St. John’s, 6-2, in its inaugural game, which was held at UCF’s Black & Gold Tournament in Orlando, Fla. Freshman RHP Logan Caymol threw out the program’s first-ever pitch and earned the win in the circle, while freshman infielder Hannah Goodwin recorded the program’s first home run, a three-run shot to opposite right to break a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning.

Feb. 9, 2020  After trailing 9-4 entering the top of the sixth, Clemson scored 15 straight runs in the final two innings, including 12 runs in the seventh, to defeat St. John’s again by a final score of 19-9 at UCF’s Black & Gold Tournament in Orlando, Fla.   

Feb. 12, 2020  Clemson held its inaugural home opener in a doubleheader against Western Carolina. Senior infielder MK Bonamy recorded the first hit at Clemson Softball Stadium. The Tigers fell 0-2 in the first contest. Freshman RHP Logan Caymol threw a complete game no-hitter in the nightcap against the Catamounts as Clemson defeated WCU 8-0 in five innings.

Feb. 15, 2020 – Clemson defeated Maryland 21-2 at Clemson Softball Stadium in the the Tigers’ second game of the B1G/ACC Challenge. The game was highlighted by 14 Tiger runs scored in the second inning. Junior infielder Bailey Taylor and Freshman RHP/UTL Valerie Cagle both hit grand slams in the bottom of the second to make Clemson, which was in its ninth contest as a program at the time, just the seventh program in NCAA Division-I history to record at least two grand slams in a single inning.

Feb. 18, 2020 – Freshman RHP/UTL Valerie Cagle and freshman RHP Logan Caymol swept ACC Player and Pitcher of the Week awards, respectively. It was the only instance in which two freshmen won both awards in the same week.

Feb. 22, 2020 – Freshman infielder Hannah Goodwin recorded a game-winning two-run home run to break a 5-5 tie against Stetson, which gave Clemson its first-ever win in extra innings.

Feb. 26, 2020 – Clemson earned its first-ever ranked win in a 4-1 victory over then-No. 14 Geogia at Clemson Softball Stadium. After trailing 1-0 in the third, the Tigers capitalized on a four-run fourth inning. Clemson posted six straight singles in the inning. Freshman RHP/UTL Valerie Cagle earned the win in the circle and recorded 20-of-21 outs in the infield.

March 1, 2020 – Clemson won its first-ever ACC series after sweeping Virginia at Clemson Softball Stadium. Freshman RHP/UTL Valerie Cagle hit a walkoff home run in the bottom of the seventh to win the first game of the series on Feb. 28. The Tigers won the third and final game of the series, 12-3, in just six innings.

March 3, 2020 – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced Clemson received 10 votes in the fifth edition of the 2020 USA Today/NFA D1 Top 25 Coaches Poll, marking the first the program received votes in the poll.

March 12, 2020 – The NCAA announced the cancellation of all 2019-20 championships due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The ACC then suspended all regular-season games, but never rescheduled them, effectively ending Clemson’s inaugural season after the Tigers achieved a 19-8 overall record.

Feb. 5, 2021 Clemson University Board of Trustees announced the renaming of Clemson Softball Stadium to McWhorter Stadium after Stuart McWhorter ’91 and Leigh Anne Hendrix McWhorter, of Nashville, Tenn., pledged a Cornerstone Partner Gift of $2.5 million to IPTAY and Clemson Athletics.