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Kennedy Clark
Kennedy  Clark

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chino Hills, Calif.

High School:
Ayala

Height:
5-5

Position:
Outfielder

Experience:
2L

Major:
Public Health

05/06/2017

Gamecocks Take Series with Saturday's 4-3 Win vs. No. 18/19 LSU

South Carolina wins the series against LSU for the first time since 2005

04/28/2017

South Carolina Takes 7-5 Win on Friday Night at No. 22/25 Georgia

Senior Kaylea Snaer goes 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk and three RBI in the victory

04/18/2017

Gamecocks Batter Buccaneers 12-0 in Game One

South Carolina bat around twice in victory

04/14/2017

Gamecock Offense Knocks 12 Hits, Defeats No. 1/2 Florida State 7-2

South Carolina gets its first win over a top-ranked foe in 15 years

04/13/2017

Gamecocks Come Back to Defeat Mercer, 3-1

Three-run sixth leads SC to Thursday afternoon victory

04/23/2017

Softball vs. No. 7/7 Auburn 4/23/17

Photos, from Juan Blas, from South Carolina's 3-0 win over No. 7/7 Auburn on Sunday, April 23.

04/22/2017

Softball vs. No. 7/7 Auburn 4/22/17

Photos, provided by Sideline Carolina, from the second game of the three-game set against No. 7/7 Auburn.

04/21/2017

Softball vs. No. 7/7 Auburn 4/21/17

Pictures from Juan Blas from the Gamecocks' series opener against No. 7/7 Auburn.

04/20/2017

Gamecocks vs. Mercer

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Mercer | 4/13/17 | Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field

04/14/2017

Softball vs. Mercer 4/13/2017

Shots from the Gamecocks' 3-1 win over Mercer on April 13, 2017

Clark's 2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
Clark's 2017 Game-by-Game Statistics

  • 2016-17 NFCA Scholar Athlete
  • 2017 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015-16 NFCA Scholar Athlete
  • 2016 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (March 7, 2016)

    2017 (SOPHOMORE): Started 44 games, all in the outfield … Hit .250 with a .370 on-base percentage … Ended a no-hit bid with a seventh-inning single before scoring the game-winning run in the Charlotte win (2/12), the 200th victory for head coach Beverly Smith … Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the first win over Indiana (2/17) … Tallied three RBI on her double in the first Winthrop win (2/28) … Doubled twice and drove in three runs as part of a 3-for-4 outing in the Judi Garman Classic victory over Indiana (3/4) … Walked twice in two separate games at No. 14/13 Tennessee, scoring a run in the Friday night win (3/10) … Posted a 2-for-2 day and drove in the first run in the rally to down USC Upstate (3/15) … Collected hits in all three games at No. 9/9 Alabama (3/24-26), adding a walk and two runs in the win … Scored twice and had a hit and a walk in the triumph over No. 1/2 Florida State (4/14) … Tallied her only triple of the year, a two-RBI knock, as part of the game-one win over Charleston Southern (4/18) … Hit a sacrifice fly as a pinch hitter that proved to be the deciding run in the Saturday win over No. 18/19 LSU (5/6) … Garnered a spot on the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll as well as being named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.

    2016 (FRESHMAN): Drew 59 starts in the outfield as a true freshman, 49 in right and 10 in center ... Posted a .430 on-base percentage, second on the team and the best ever for a Gamecock freshman ... Also ranked second on the team with 11 doubles and 26 walks, while her 12 hit-by-pitches tied for third on the team ... Did not commit an error, the seventh-such qualifying season for a Gamecock outfielder in the Southeastern Conference era (since 1997) ... Walked twice in her debut against No. 2/2 Michigan (2/12) ... Posted a two-RBI double later that day at USF ... Knocked her first career home run as part of a 2-for-3 day, with her homer providing the difference in the triumph over Virginia Tech (2/13) ... Went 2-for-3 in the first three games of the Gamecock Invitational (2/19-21) ... In the middle of that stretch, she blasted two home runs, tying the program single-game record, while driving in three in the win ... In the final game of the tournament, Winthrop hit her twice (2/21) ... Doubled and homered to go with three RBI in the win at UC Santa Barbara (2/27) ... Had consecutive three-hit, three-RBI outings in the Carolina Classic against UConn and Kennesaw State (3/5-6) ... Doubled twice against the Huskies as well as starting a 9-3-2 double play that kept the game tied in the top of the 10th ... Those plays helped her garner SEC Co-Freshman of the Week honors on March 7 ... Went 2-for-3 with four RBI in the game-two win over Buffalo (3/16) ... Doubled in both wins over Troy (4/2-3), scoring twice on Sunday ... Went 2-for-4 with her first career triple against Georgia Southern (4/19) ... Had an RBI double to go with a run and a walk in the victory against Furman (4/26) ... Went 3-for-3 in Sudnay's rain-shortened finale against No. 4/4 Alabama (5/1) ... Posted doubles in the first two games of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, including in a 2-for-4 outing on Saturday against No. 7/7 Florida State (5/20-21) ... Added a sacrifice fly in the elimination game win over No. 24/24 USF (5/21) ... Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll and a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters at Ayala High ... Made the CalHiSports.com All-State team as a senior as well as the MaxPreps Large Schools All-California team ... Three-time first-team all-league selection ... Twice garnered first-team All-Academic team ... Hit .620 as a senior with five home runs, six triples and 16 doubles among her 49 hits ... As a junior, she hit .424 with four triples ... Her Bulldogs teams went to the CIF semifinals in 2013 and to the quarterfinals in 2014 ... Also played water polo for three years, earning second-team all-league honors as a junior ... Graduated with honors and among the top 10 in her class ... A scholar-athlete all four years.

    PERSONAL: Kennedy Lyn Clark is the daughter of Gene and Kelley Clark and has two siblings, Kayla and Jordan ... Chose South Carolina over Oregon, Georgia and Arkansas ... Says Ronda Rousey is her favorite athlete ... Majoring in public health.

    Kennedy Clark
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