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No 18/19 Clemson Hosts North Carolina in Four-Game Series (April 1-3)

April 1, 2021
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SERIES SETUP

Who: Clemson (22-4, 14-2 ACC) vs. North Carolina (10-8, 6-3 ACC)

NFCA/ESPN Ranking: CU - 18/19; UNC - NR

When: Thursday - Saturday, April 1-3

Where: Clemson, S.C. (McWhorter Stadium)

Watch: ACCNX

Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com

Social Media: ClemsonSoftball

NOTES

  • Clemson's 17-game win streak came to an end last week as then-No. 11 Duke defeated the Tigers in both games of last Friday's doubleheader.
  • The Clemson Softball program's 17-game win streak tied for the longest winning streak by any women's program in school history.
  • Over the course of the 17-game win streak, Clemson has outscored its opponents 99-21 in 116 innings, out-homered its opponents 24-5, and swiped 42 stolen bases (on 45 attempts) in contrast to its opponents' 11 stolen bases.
  • After dropping last Friday's doubleheader to the Blue Devils, Clemson snapped Duke's then-20 game winning streak, which at the time was the second-longest active streak in Division-I softball.
  • The Tigers enter the weekend at No. 18 in the USA Today/NFCA coaches poll, its highest ranking ever.
  • As a program, Clemson debuted at No. 25 in the USA Today/NFCA coaches poll on March 9, 2021.
  • Clemson received its first top-25 ranking on March 1, 2021 at No. 25, according to D1Softball.com.
  • Conversely, Clemson is 4-4 all-time against ranked opponents.
  • Clemson Softball's Marissa Guimbarda were two of 52 total individuals in the ACC to be recognized as 2021 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award recipients.
  • The scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community
  • Clemson is 31-0 all-time, and 14-0 in 2021, when scoring five runs or more.
  • Clemson is 18-0 this season when hitting one home run or more.
  • Clemson leads the ACC in ERA (1.49), saves (5) and tied for home runs allowed (9).
  • Despite missing four games this season, Clemson outfielder Marissa Guimbarda is tied for second in the ACC in home runs (7) and tied for third in RBIs (23).
  • Clemson outfielder McKenzie Clark leads the ACC in triples (5) and is tied for second in stolen bases (15).
  • Clemson RHP/UTL Valerie Cagle (13-3) leads the ACC in innings pitched (100.2) and saves (4). She is second in the league in wins (13), games started (15) and shutouts (5), and third in ERA (1.04).
 
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