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Mar 08, 2022

GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Softball Hosts Mercer Midweek

No. 17/15 Clemson (12-6) vs. Mercer (3-15)


  • 🆚 Opponent: Mercer
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Wednesday, March 9 • 6 p.m.
  • 📍 Venue: McWhorter Stadium • Clemson, S.C.
  • 📺 Watch: ACC Network
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stats

Clemson: Roster | Schedule | Game Notes (PDF)


  • Clemson takes a 12-6 record into a single midweek game against Mercer at McWhorter Stadium.
  • The first RPI of the 2022 season came out this week and has Clemson at No. 21. For the season, Clemson’s strength of schedule clocks in at No. 45.
  • The Tigers have outscored opponents 83-40 in games this season, including run-ruling five opponents in the first three weekends.
  • Clemson has 130 hits through 18 games, including posting 24 doubles and 15 home runs.
  • The Tigers have recorded 75 RBIs this season led by Valerie Cagle (16), Marissa Guimbarda (15) and Alia Logoleo (11).
  • When Clemson scores in the first inning, the Tigers are 6-0. The Tigers have scored 16 runs in the first inning.


  • Clemson softball will play its 100th game in program history on March 12 in the 4 p.m. matchup against Illinois at the Tiger Invitational – contingent on weather.
  • The 100th game will be played almost five years to the date of the program being announced – the program addition was on March 14, 2017.
  • Through the first 100 games, the softball team is pacing itself to tie the best start by any program at Clemson. Women’s tennis is the lone sport with more wins currently clocking 78 wins in its first 100 matches played.
  • Among current Clemson head coaches, John Rittman has solidified himself as the winningest head coach through the first 100 games after defeating Gardner-Webb last Tuesday.
  • Rittman has 75 wins to surpass baseball’s Monte Lee and football’s Dabo Swinney, who each held a 74-26 record through their first 100 games.


  • The Clemson softball program has accomplished multiple feats for being a program with less than 100 games.
  • 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.
  • The remaining 24 players on the 2022 roster have appeared in less than 100 games led by Valerie Cagle clocking 97.
  • Those 24 players that have less than 100 games are listed as either freshman, sophomores or redshirt sophomores due to the shortened inaugural season.
  • 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.

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.