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Clemson’s Spencer, Duke’s Vega Earn ACC Softball Weekly Awards

Clemson's Spencer, Duke's Vega Earn ACC Softball Weekly Awards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – Duke’s Aminah Vega was named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Player of the Week, while Clemson’s Regan Spencer earned her second Pitcher of the Week honor of the season following the seventh week of competition.

Vega was a force at the plate during then-No. 5 Duke’s series sweep over No. 15 Virginia Tech this weekend, finishing 7-for-10 (.700) with three home runs and nine RBI. The sophomore also scored five of the Blue Devils’ 25 runs on the weekend. Additionally, the native of DeBary, Florida, posted a 1.900 slugging percentage, .727 on-base percentage and 1.000 fielding percentage. Following Thursday night’s 14-5 win, Vega tallied the first multi-home run night of her career, blasting a pair of two-run homers to help guide Duke to a 6-5 victory on Friday and clinch the series win. She went 4-for-4 with a single, double and two home runs while driving in four of Duke’s six runs. During Saturday’s series finale, Vega launched a solo blast to center field to lift the Blue Devils to a 5-2 victory, completing the sweep. She has now homered in three of her last four games, including two of the three games against Virginia Tech. As a team, the Blue Devils outscored the Hokies, 25-12, during the three-game set to mark the program’s first series sweep over Virginia Tech.

Spencer continued her dominant streak in the circle, finishing with a 1.00 ERA through 7.0 innings of work with eight strikeouts as Clemson took a 2-1 series win over Boston College. The Lexington, North Carolina, native earned her sixth win in the circle of the season against Boston College in the five-inning run-rule victory on Thursday, striking out five without giving up a walk. Her performance marked the 11th game this season where she hasn’t conceded a walk in 18 total appearances, to sit third in the conference in walks allowed per seven innings. Additionally, the senior picked up her first save of 2024, tossing the final two innings in the Tigers’ second run-rule victory against BC over the weekend. She fanned three batters while only allowing one hit after entering in the fourth inning with the bases loaded and no outs to shut down the Eagles’ offense with three quick outs, forcing them to leave everyone stranded. Following her seven innings last weekend, she brings her season ERA down to 0.70,…

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