Clemson’s Valerie Cagle, who pitched two no-hitters last week, has been named the ACC’s Pitcher of the Week the conference announced on Tuesday.
The ACC softball weekly awards are voted on by a 20-member panel from both the teams and the conference office.
Cagle pitched two complete-game no-hitters to lead Clemson to a 6-0 week in the team’s pair of wins over Winthrop and its fifth ACC series sweep of the season against Boston College.
The second-year freshman from Yorktown, Va., went 4-0, did not surrender a run in 23 2/3 innings pitched and struck out 36 batters. Cagle’s first complete-game no-hitter came in the Tigers’ 9-0 win over Winthrop, when she struck out 11 in five innings and only faced two batters above the minimum.
Cagle’s peak performance came in the series finale against BC when a fielding error spoiled what would have been a perfect game in seven innings. The Tiger pitcher also contributed at the plate last week as she led Clemson in batting average (.500), doubles (two), RBI (seven), slugging percentage (.900) and tied for a team-leading two home runs.
ACC Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 16 – Peyton St. George, Sr., Duke | Blake Neleman, Fr., Georgia Tech
Feb. 23 – Brittany Pickett, Sr., North Carolina
March 2 – Peyton St. George, Sr., Duke
March 9 – Brittany Pickett, Sr., North Carolina
March 16 – Peyton St. George, Sr., Duke
March 24 – Keely Rochard, Jr., Virginia Tech
March 30 – Keely Rochard, Jr., Virginia Tech
April 7 – Valerie Cagle, Fr., Clemson
April 13 – Kathryn Sandercock, So., Florida State
April 20 – Valerie Cagle, Fr., Clemson
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