Tigers’ win 14th consecutive game in 11 innings

Tigers’ win 14th consecutive game in 11 innings

Olympic

Tigers’ win 14th consecutive game in 11 innings

By

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Clemson scored four runs in the top of the 11th inning as the 23rd-ranked Tigers beat Louisville 4-0 Friday in Game 1 of their weekend series at Ulmer Stadium in Louisville.

The Tigers (17-2, 9-2 ACC) were led by righty ace Valerie Cagle (11-1), the ACC’s wins leader, who threw a complete game after pitching a career-high 176 pitches in all 11 innings. Cagle also set a career best with 14 strikeouts on the evening.

With Friday’s win, Cagle is now tied for first in the nation with five shutouts on the season.

Clemson took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 11th after McKenzie Clark registered her first hit of the night on an RBI triple that trickled past the Louisville centerfielder. Then Cagle (2-for-4) collected her second hit of the night on an RBI single up the middle to score Clark.

After going 0-for-4 in her first four at bats, Marissa Guimbarda blasted her seventh home run of the season on a deep two-RBI shot over the center field wall.

In the bottom of the 11th, Cagle struck out two Cardinal batters before a line out to Clemson shortstop Ansley Gilstrap ended the game.

The Tigers and Louisville (9-8, 3-3 ACC) return to action on Saturday for a doubleheader. First pitch for Saturday’s first contest is scheduled for noon.

courtesy of Clemson Athletics Communications

Make sure you dress to impress and wear the latest Clemson gear.

Please stay safe and get your officially licensed Clemson gear right here!

Latest

1hr

This past weekend Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney hosted his annual fundraising event for the All In Foundation and it proved a massive success. The All In Ball featured multiple guest speakers headlined by (…)

15hr

In just the program’s second year, its first full season, the Clemson softball team continues to make history. After winning an ACC Regular Season Championship last week and then advancing to the ACC Tournament (…)

More The Clemson Insider
Home