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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

UPCOMING EVENTS (home events BOLD

Tuesday, April 76:30 p.m.Baseball vs. Georgia (ESPN3) 

Wednesday, April 84 p.m. – Baseball vs. Charleston Southern (ClemsonTigers.com Livestream)

Friday, April 92:30 p.m. – Baseball at Boston College3 p.m. – Women’s Tennis at Duke (Durham, N.C.)3:30 p.m. – Men’s Tennis at Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.) 

Saturday, April 10All Day – Track and Field at Duke Invitational (Durham, N.C.)1:30 p.m. – Baseball at Boston College

SATURDAY SPRING GAME SCHEDULE10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Volleyball spring matches (Jervey Gym)10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Be a T.I.G.E.R Field Day (East Lawn of Littlejohn Coliseum)11:30 a.m. – Memorial Stadium Gates Open11:30 a.m. – IPTAY Annual Meeting (IPTAY Center; open to all IPTAY members)12 p.m. – Sons of Clemson Game (Memorial Stadium)2 p.m. – Sons of Clemson Autograph Signing (Section T of Memorial Stadium)2:15 p.m. – Clemson Football Hill Run (Memorial Stadium)2:30 p.m. – Orange and White Spring Football Game (Memorial Stadium; Free admission)7 p.m. – Lee Brice Concert (Littlejohn Coliseum – Tickets required)

Sunday, April 1111 a.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. Boston College12 noon – Baseball at Boston College5 p.m. – Men’s Tennis at Boston College

SPORT UPDATES

BaseballRecord: 16-15, 7-8 ACCClemson won three of five games at home last week, including two wins against North Carolina over the weekend. The Tigers split midweek games against Furman (W, 5-4) and Presbyterian College (L, 5-4) before downing the Tar Heels by scores of 5-2 and 5-4 (11 innings) on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Chris Okey totaled two homers, two doubles, nine RBIs, three runs and four walks on the week, while Reed Rohlman went 7-for-18 with seven runs and five walks. Lefthanders Matthew Crownover and Zack Erwin both had strong outings in wins, while Taylor Vetzel picked up a win and save in 5.2 solid innings pitched out of the bullpen. The Tigers host Georgia and Charleston Southern in midweek games before traveling to Massachusetts to face Boston College in a three-game series over the weekend.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMGolf)Current Ranking – #30 GolfweekThe Clemson men’s golf team finished 10th at the 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hill Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., over the weekend. The Tigers shot the same score in all three rounds, a one-over-par 289.Miller Capps and Stephen Behr led the way with even-par scores of 216 for the 54-hole event. Capps shot a 70 in the final round, the best round by a Clemson golfer at the 15-team event that included four of the top 25 teams in the nation.Clemson’s next action will take place in Connecticut, April 18-19 when the Tigers play in the Yale Spring Invitational. The two-day 36-hole event will be played at the Yale University Course, one of this year’s six NCAA Regional Tournament sites. 

Women’s Golf (@ClemsonWGolf)The Clemson women’s golf team had its best performance of the year with a 10th place finish at the 18-team Rebel Intercollegiate at the University of Mississippi Course in Oxford, Miss. The Tigers score of 900 was 36 over par, the second best score vs. par of the year.Sophomore Jessica Hoang led Clemson with a 224 score for the three rounds, eight-over-par and good for a No. 32 finish in the field of 90 golfers. Freshman Marisa Messana was just one shot back and finished in 37th place. Another reason for the team’s improvement was the return to the lineup of All-ACC golfer Sloan Shanahan, who had not played all spring due to injury.The Clemson women will next see action April 17-19 in Greensboro, N.C., at the ACC Tournament at Sedgefield Country Club. 

Rowing (@ClemsonRowing)The Clemson rowing team travelled to Lake Monticello near Charlottesville, Va., for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Tigers squared off against top-ranked Ohio State, ninth-ranked Michigan and Navy in two sessions. Facing tough competition and challenging conditions, Clemson was able to notch a victory over Michigan and Navy in the 3V8 with a time of 6:59.8. The Tigers were able to hold their own against the Buckeyes, but Ohio State won all five races. Clemson returns to action on April 18-19 for the Clemson Invitational, held on Lake Hartwell in Clemson. 21 total schools will be in action.

Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMSoccer)The Clemson men’s soccer team hosts Davidson in a spring exhibition game on Saturday, April 11 at 4 p.m. It is the final home contest for the Tigers this spring. The match between Clemson and the Wildcats will be played on the Clemson Soccer Practice Fields, adjacent to the Clemson Football Practice Fields, as construction is beginning to rebuild the playing field and sidelines at Historic Riggs Field.

Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)The Clemson women’s soccer team hosts Furman and Georgia State for a round-robin slate of spring games on Tuesday, April 7. The Tigers face Georgia State at 4:30 p.m. and Furman at 7:15 p.m., while the Panthers and Paladins will square off at 6 p.m. All three matches will be played on the Clemson Soccer Practice Fields, adjacent to the Clemson Football Practice Fields, as construction is beginning to rebuild the playing field and sidelines at Historic Riggs Field.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)Record: 10-13, 1-8 ACCThe Clemson men’s tennis team was edged by No. 34 NC State, 4-3, on Friday before falling to 12th-ranked Wake Forest, 6-1, on Sunday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. Against the Wolfpack, the Tigers lost the doubles point, but nearly made a comeback in singles play, with senior Hunter Harrington, junior Luke Johnson and freshman Hampton Drake all winning their matches. Against the Demon Deacons, who had a top-10-ranked doubles team and three top-80 singles players, Drake recorded Clemson’s lone win at No. 6 singles. The Tigers hit the road for their final regular season road trip this weekend, traveling to Notre Dame and Boston College. Clemson faces the Irish in South Bend on Friday, April 10 before heading to Boston to take on the Eagles on Sunday, April 12.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)Record: 13-7, 8-3 ACCCurrent Ranking: 22ndThe women’s tennis team swept Pittsburgh, 7-0, on Friday and came from behind after losing the doubles point to defeat Georgia Tech, 4-3, on Saturday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The Tigers’ four ranked singles players, Romy Koelzer (35th) at No. 1, Joana Eidukonyte (19th) at No. 2, Beatrice Gumulya (84th) at No. 3 and Jessy Rompies (119th) at No. 4 each won two singles matches on the weekend. Eidukonyte’s three-set win at No. 2 singles clinched the Clemson win over the Yellow Jackets. The Tigers play their final regular season road match this Friday, April 10 against Duke. First serve between Clemson and the 24th-ranked Blue Devils is set for 3 p.m. in Durham. The team returns home for its final two regular season matches, on Sunday, April 12 vs. Boston College and Friday, April 17 vs. Notre Dame.

Track & Field (@ClemsonTrackXC)The women’s team established school records in the 800 meters, 4×800 relay and pole vault over the weekend at the Florida Relays. Natoya Goule led the way with the nation’s top time in the 800, a school-record 2:01.63. Lauren Terstappen bested her own mark in the vault, clearing 13-7.25 to set a new standard. In addition, the Tigers saw seven top-10 all-time performances across both teams — including Tevin Hester’s time of 20.48 in the 200 dash. The Tigers return to action Saturday, April 11 at the Duke Invitational.

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