CLEMSON, S.C. – The first seven members of the Clemson softball team started classes at Clemson University on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The class consists of six freshmen and one transfer student, and all seven will attend classes, practice and train in 2018-19, while redshirting the season. The Tigers, led by Head Coach John Rittman, will take the field for their first competitive season in February of 2020.
The team’s 2018-19 roster consists of freshmen Logan Caymol, Hannah-Jo (JoJo) Hyatt, Shelby Kelley, Kyndall Murray, Arielle Oda and Grace Young, and senior transfer student Ansley Gilstrap. Caymol, a pitcher, Hyatt, a catcher, and Oda, a shortstop, are all from Buford, Ga. and were teammates at Buford High School and for the East Cobb Bullets travel team. Kelly is a pitcher/infielder from Louisville, Ky., Ballard High school and the Louisville Lady Sluggers, and Murray is an outfielder from Lake Jackson, Texas, Brazoswood High School and Scrap Yard Internationals.
Grace Young, an outfielder from Greensboro, N.C. who played for High Point Christian Academy and the Carolina Cardinals, is the Tigers’ sixth freshman. Ansley Gilstrap, an infielder from Blythewood, S.C., transferred to Clemson in the summer of 2018 after three seasons and multiple ASUN All-Conference honors at USC Upstate.