CLEMSON SOFTBALL

Winthrop's Reese Basinger plugs in where the Tigers lose some key pieces in the pitching rotation.
Winthrop's Reese Basinger plugs in where the Tigers lose some key pieces in the pitching rotation.

Tigers pick up pitcher transfer Reese Basinger


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Clemson softball added a pitcher to its rotation from the transfer portal on Thursday.

Rising fourth-year player and former Winthrop right-hander Reese Basinger made a commitment announcement on social media.

"Super excited to announce I will be continuing my last year of softball at Clemson University," Basinger said. "Go Tigers!!"

Basinger made the Big South All-Freshman team with a staff-leading four shutouts, 15 complete games and 130 strikeouts.

Basinger then made first-team All-Big South in each of the last two seasons.

As a sophomore, she went 15-13 with a 2.54 ERA, three shutouts and 19 complete games with 212 strikeouts to 53 walks.

As a junior, Basinger went 10-9 with a 2.01 ERA, two shutouts and 11 complete games with 89 strikeouts to 30 walks. She also featured in the lineup with six extra-base hits and 15 RBIs in 93 at-bats. Winthrop made the Big South final but fell to USC Upstate, which Clemson faced in the Tuscaloosa Regional last season.

Basinger faced Clemson three times with the Eagles, throwing 11 innings with three earned runs (five unearned).

Prior To Winthrop

2021 Softball 3-6A Player of the Year (Evans High School; Evans, Georgia)

2021-22 USA Today Augusta Area High School Player of the Year

Softball GA Dugout Club Senior All-State Team

Heisman Scholarship school winner

In 2021, broke school single-season record with 231 strikeouts (117 innings) and finished career with 510

In 2020-21 she was named First Team All-Region 3-6A, Region Pitcher of the Year, First Team All-County, First Team CSRA All-Area and 6A All-State Honorable Mention

2020-21 Augusta Chronicle/USA Today nominee for Player of the Year

In 2019-20 was a First Team All-Region selection, named to First Team All-County and First Team CSRA All-Area

Also a standout in lacrosse, setting seven school records

Named First Team All-County (Lacrosse) as well as First Team CSRA All-Area

Helped softball team Regional Titles (2019-21) and to the State Elite 8 in 2018-19

Also a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and French Honor Society

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