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This Week in Clemson Athletics

This Week in Clemson Athletics

UPCOMING EVENTS (home events BOLD

Tuesday, April 146:30 p.m.Baseball vs. Western Carolina (ClemsonTigers.com Livestream) 

Wednesday, April 156:30 p.m. – Baseball vs. Gardner-Webb (ClemsonTigers.com Livestream)

Friday, April 17All Day – Track and Field at Georgia Tech Invitational (Atlanta)All Day – Women’s Golf at ACC Championship (Sedgefield CC, Greensboro)2:30 p.m. – Women’s Tennis vs. Notre Dame6:30 p.m. – Baseball vs. Duke (ESPN3) 

Saturday, April 18All Day – Track and Field at Georgia Tech Invitational (Atlanta)All Day – Women’s Golf at ACC Championship (Sedgefield CC, Greensboro)All Day – Men’s Golf at Yale Spring Invitational (New Haven, Conn.)8 a.m. – Rowing – morning session of Clemson Invitational (Lake Hartwell)5:30 p.m. – Rowing – evening session of Clemson Invitational (Lake Hartwell)6:30 p.m. – Baseball vs. Duke (ESPN3)

Sunday, April 19All Day – Women’s Golf at ACC Championship (Sedgefield CC, Greensboro)All Day – Men’s Golf at Yale Spring Invitational (New Haven, Conn.)8 a.m. – Rowing – morning session of Clemson Invitational (Lake Hartwell)12 noon – Men’s Tennis vs. North Carolina1 p.m. – Baseball vs. Duke (ESPN3) 

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BaseballRecord: 18-18, 9-9 ACCClemson won two of five games last week, and both wins came in the series at Boston College over the weekend. The Tigers improved to 9-9 in ACC games, good for a tie for fourth place in the 14-team league. Clemson defeated the Eagles 15-6 Friday thanks to Matthew Crownover’s 6.0 scoreless innings and 16 hits by the Tiger offense. Then on Sunday, Clemson rallied for a 6-3 win behind 7.2 effective innings pitched by starter Brody Koerner. Chris Okey hit three home runs in the series and went 13-for-23 (.565) with two doubles, three homers and seven RBIs on the week. The Tigers return home for five games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this week, midweek games against Western Carolina and Gardner-Webb before hosting Duke over the weekend.FootballC.J. Davidson ran for 100 yards and two scores to lead the White team to a 35-24 victory in Clemson’s Spring Football Game at Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon. The contest was played in brilliant sunshine and 78 degree weather in front an Orange & White Spring Game record crowd of 37,000.The game concluded the spring practice season for Dabo Swinney’s Tigers, who are seeking a fifth straight season of at least 10 wins, something that has never been accomplished in Clemson football history.The victorious White squad rushed for 212 yards and passed for 195 in a balanced performance. The White team finished with 407 yards in just 53 plays, an average of 7.7 yards per play. The 60-minute game featured three 15-minute quarters of normal clock rules, but the fourth period was played with a running clock.

Men’s Golf (@ClemsonMGolf)The Clemson men’s golf team will play in the Yale Spring Invitational this weekend at the Yale Golf Course in New Haven, Conn. This is the first time Clemson has played in this tournament, but not the first time the Clemson golf team has been to Yale. In fact, Clemson has won two of its seven NCAA Regional championships at the Yale Course (1995 and 2004). Yale is one of the six sites for NCAA Regional play again this year.The tournament will be a good preparation for the ACC Tournament as Clemson is one of six league teams in the Yale Spring Invitational. The field includes Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, and Wake Forest.This tournament will be a two day, 36 hole event and will be Clemson’s last regular season tournament of the year.

Women’s Golf (@ClemsonWGolf)The Clemson women’s golf team will compete in the ACC Women’s Golf Tournament this weekend at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The course is the site of the Wyndham Invitational on the PGA Tour. The event will feature 18 holes per day, April 17-19.Clemson is coming off its top finish of the year, a 10th place in the 18-team Rebel Intercollegiate two weeks ago at the University of Mississippi. The Tigers are led by sophomore Lauren Salazar, who has a 76.13 stroke average and sophomore Jessica Hoang who has a 76.46 average. Clemson’s young squad will feature four sophomores and one freshman. 

Rowing (@ClemsonRowing)The Clemson rowing team enjoyed a week off from competition this week. Clemson will host the Clemson Invitational on April 18-19 when 20 schools roll into Tigertown for the competition – one of the largest regattas in the southeast.The third annual event has become a popular destination for some of the most prominent programs in all of collegiate rowing. Nine teams that made up the final top 20 CRCA national poll last season are expected to compete.The Clemson 3V8, the reigning ACC Crew of the Week and the rest of the Tigers will look to continue on their early season success against some of the nation’s best.The Invitational will be broken down into three sessions. Sessions one and two will be held on Saturday at 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively. Session three will be Sunday at 8:00 a.m.More information on the regatta can be found on ClemsonTigers.com.

Women’s Soccer (@ClemsonWSoccer)The Clemson women’s soccer team concludes its spring season at home Saturday, April 18 with a 1 p.m. contest against Auburn. The ACC and SEC Tigers met in the 2014 regular season opener last fall, with Clemson winning 2-1 at Historic Riggs Field. Saturday’s match will be played on the Clemson Soccer Practice Fields, adjacent to the Clemson Football Practice Fields, as construction is now underway to rebuild the playing field and sidelines at Historic Riggs Field. Admission is free and open to the public.

Men’s Tennis (@ClemsonMTennis)Record: 11-14, 2-9 ACCThe Clemson men’s tennis team ended a weekend road trip with a 4-3 win over Boston College Sunday in Chestnut Hill, Mass., after suffering a 4-3 loss to Notre Dame on Friday in South Bend. Hampton Drake, Robert Dudley, Christian Harris and Daffra Sanon each won singles matches in the Tigers’ win over the Eagles. Drake has been dominant for the Tigers of late, as the rookie from Hilton Head has won his last four singles matches, with three of the four wins coming in straight sets, with his opponents never winning more than two games per set. Clemson hosts #16 North Carolina on Sunday, April 19 at noon in the team’s regular season finale. The team’s two seniors, captains Alejandro Augusto and Hunter Harrington, will be recognized in a Senior Day ceremony approximately 15 minutes before the match, before playing their final contest at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

Women’s Tennis (@ClemsonWTennis)Record: 14-8, 9-4 ACCCurrent Ranking: 20thThe 20th-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team split a pair of ACC matches over the weekend. On Friday, the Tigers fought hard but ultimately fell 4-3 on the road against No. 22 Duke. Clemson picked up wins from No. 33 Romy Koelzer, No. 64 Beatrice Gumulya and Yuilynn Miao in the loss. On Sunday, the Tigers rebounded with a 6-1 victory over Boston College in Clemson. After losing the doubles point, the team rallied, winning all six singles matches including four in straight sets. Koelzer and Gumulya both picked up wins over ranked opponents, while No. 15 Joana Eidukonyte did not lose a single point in her 6-0, 6-0 win. The Tigers return to the courts Friday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. against Notre Dame. The match is the final regular season contest for Clemson and the final match at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center, and Senior Day, for Gumulya, Koelzer, Miao and Jessy Rompies.

Track & Field (@ClemsonTrackXC)The Tigers competed at the Duke Invitational over the weekend. Clemson won eight events and took fourth place as a team in both the men’s and women’s competitions, despite taking a limited roster. The men swept the top three positions in the 200-meter dash, while Anasterasia Terrell and Ishmael Kamara gave the Tigers a sweep of the triple jump. Clemson returns to action Friday and Saturday in Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Invitational.

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