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Mar 24, 2022

GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Softball Hosts Louisville

No. 16/15 Clemson (19-9) Hosts Louisville (17-10)

GAME SETUPS

  • 🆚 Opponent: Louisville
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Friday, March 25 • 6 p.m.
  • 📍 Venue: McWhorter Stadium • Clemson, S.C.
  • 📺 Watch: ACCNX
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stats 

  • 🆚 Opponent: Louisville
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Saturday, March 26 • 5 p.m.
  • 📍 Venue: McWhorter Stadium • Clemson, S.C.
  • 📺 Watch: ACC Network
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stat 

  • 🆚 Opponent: Louisville
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Sunday, March 27 • 12 p.m.
  • 📍 Venue: McWhorter Stadium • Clemson, S.C.
  • 📺 Watch: ACC Network/ACCNX
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stats

Clemson: Roster | Schedule | Game Notes (PDF)

PREVIEW

  • Clemson takes an 19-9 record into the home ACC series against Louisville.
  • The Tigers will face the Cardinals in a three-game series this year after sweeping the four-games series in 2021.
  • The Tigers have outscored opponents 122-63 in games this season, including run-ruling seven opponents.
  • Clemson has 188 hits through 28 games, including posting 33 doubles and 23 home runs.
  • The Tigers have the eighth strongest schedule in the country entering week seven and sit with at No. 13 on the RPI list.
  • The pitching staff is posting a 1.86 ERA with 177 strikeouts through 184.2 innings.

CONSISTENT CAMMY

  • Cammy Pereira has been a consistent presence since joining Clemson’s inaugural class being the Tigers’ go-to face of the program in difficult situations.
  • Pereira was recently recognized at the Clemson Board Meeting as a notable student-athlete having been the driving force to multiple Clemson initiatives including but not limited to: being the leader of the Tigers Unite affinity group CU Pride, spoken at several panels regarding issues in the LGBTQ community, participating in Clemson academic research, is a Paw Pal mentor and a student liaison for the We CU Committee for staff engagement.
  • Following her time at Clemson, Pereira will attend medical school at Via College of Osteopathic Medicine beginning in July.
  • Pereira became the third softball player at Clemson to be awarded the Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate scholarship by the ACC.
  • She is one of two Clemson softball players and one of 30 NCAA Division I softball players in the running for the Senior CLASS Award which focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
  • On the field this season, Pereira has started every game at second base and leads the team with a .325 average with 14 runs scored and 11 RBIs.
  • Pereira hit the first home run of the 2022 season against FGCU and the most recent homer at Georgia – both were solo home runs in the second inning.

YOUNG PROGRAM

  • The Clemson softball program has accomplished multiple feats for being a program with just over 100 games.
  • Entering this season, the only players with over 100 collegiate games under their belts are transfers that began their careers at other programs. These players include Marissa Guimbarda, Grace Mattimore, Cammy Pereira, Sam Russ and Bailey Taylor.
  • Valerie Cagle surpassed the 100-game mark at the same time as the program after starting in every game in program history, and JoJo Hyatt hit the 100-game mark at Georgia.
  • The remaining 22 players on the 2022 roster have appeared in less than 100 games led by Alia Logoleo (94) and Arielle Oda (94).
  • The Tigers won the ACC Regular Season Title in their first complete season in the 2021 after playing only 27 games in 2020.
  • In only their second season, the Tigers also competed in the ACC Championship game and at the Tuscaloosa Regional.

LEGACY – BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND BEYOND

  • February allowed us to shine a spotlight on the many contributions, successes and challenges of the African Americans at Clemson.
  • Clemson softball’s own Morgan Johnson penned a letter to Jackie Robinson about his influence and the impact he has had on her career in the sports community.
  • Johnson will sit down with ESPN this week to discuss the impact Jackie Robinson has had on her life in further detail – this interview will be featured on April 15 to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball.
  • Her written feature is now live on ClemsonTigers.com. It can be viewed here.

For complete coverage of the Clemson Softball team, follow @ClemsonSoftball on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. In addition, on Feb. 15 Clemson and IPTAY launched Clemson+, a streaming service feature exclusive Clemson content. Information on how to become an IPTAY member and gain access to the subscription is available here.

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