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May 23, 2021

Tuscaloosa Regional – Gameday Central

Clemson Notes (PDF)


  • Who: Clemson (44-7, 29-5 ACC) vs. Alabama (47-7, 18-6 SEC)
  • NFCA/ESPN Ranking: CU – 13/10; Alabama – 3/3
  • When: Saturday, May 23, 2021 • 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Rhoads Stadium)
  • Watch: ESPN2
  • Video Announcers: Eric Frede (pbp) & Madison Shipman (color)
  • Listen (Radio): WCCP105.5 FM
  • Listen (Internet): (below)
  • Radio Announcers: William Qualkinbush (pbp) & Scott Whitlock (color)
  • Live Stats:
  • Social Media: ClemsonSoftball


  • Overall Record: 0-1 (2021)


  • Clemson enters its first NCAA Regional appearance in the program’s first opportunity to do so.
  • After winning the 2021 ACC regular-season championship ,the Tigers are coming off their first ACC Championship (tournament) appearance, having defeated Georgia Tech and then-No. 20 Virginia Tech to advance to the title game before falling to then-No. 21 Duke .
  • Entering the weekend, the Tigers are averaging 5.58 runs per game, good for first in the ACC, while boasting a team ERA of 1.48, which also leads the ACC and is sixth best in the nation.


  • This year’s Clemson Softball roster boasts two Alabama natives, #9 Sarah Howell (Oxford) and #58 Kyah Keller (Hollywood).
  • Clemson’s appearance in the 2021 Tuscaloosa Regional marks the first time Clemson Softball has competed in the state of Alabama.
  • Clemson infielder Bailey Taylor, the Tigers’ 2020 starting third baseman, transferred to Clemson in the Fall of 2019 after a two-year stint at Troy, where she earned 57 career starts. In the spring of 2019, Taylor hit a career-best .310 with 11 doubles and seven home runs.


  • Clemson enters this weekend’s series ranked No. 10 in the ESPN/USA Softball poll, which ties its highest ranking to date, and No. 13 the USA Today/NFCA coaches poll.
  • As a program, Clemson debuted at No. 25 in the USA Today/NFCA coaches poll on March 9, 2021, and at No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Softball poll on March 16, 2021.
  • Clemson received its first top-25 ranking on March 1, 2021 at No. 25, according to

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