Clemson Tigers News: Baseball and Softball secure series victories

Clemson rounded out another busy weekend with series victories, a runner up finish in a quad gymnastics meet and an overtime basketball game.

Clemson sophomore Nolan Nawrocki (2)
Clemson sophomore Nolan Nawrocki (2) / MCKENZIE LANGE/ Staff / USA TODAY


Clemson Women’s Tennis 0, Virginia Cavaliers 4: The 5th-ranked Cavaliers defeated the Tigers quickly in their first match on Saturday.

"Credit to Virginia – they’ve got a class team and a lot of talent. We gave ourselves a chance, and I think those are moments we need to look to take advantage of and keep the pressure on. We’ve got to learn and grow in those moments."

Head coach Boomer Saia

Clemson Softball 14, NC State Wolfpack 9: The Tigers win the series against a very competitive State squad. Valerie Cagle, McKenzie Clark, Alia Logoleo, and Maddie Moore all went yard for the Tigers. Clemson now stands at 13-4 overall and 2-1 in the ACC. The Tigers host Tennessee on Tuesday.

Clemson Men’s Tennis 1, North Carolina Tar Heels 4: Noa Vukadin got a win for the Tigers but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill.

"Put ourselves in position with plenty of opportunities today in doubles and singles and were not able to take them as quickly as we had hoped today. Some really good competitive fight on some courts but not enough all around to make it happen for us today. We will get back at it very soon and continue to build on some of the good we had this weekend. Next weekend will be an even bigger test for our guys."

Head Coach Brandon Wagner

That bigger test is a road trip to NC State on Friday followed by a Sunday visit to Wake Forest.

Clemson Baseball 5, South Carolina Gamecocks 4: It didn’t take extra innings on Sunday but the Tigers win by the same score as Saturday to secure the series victory over the Gamecocks. Read Marty Coleman’s review of the weekend here. Clemson hosts Kansas State on Wednesday.

Clemson Gymnastics finish 2nd at TWU Quad Meet: The Tigers trailed only the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in Denton, Texas on Sunday. High scorers were:

Beam: Rebecca Wells – 9.800

Floor: Brie Clark and Eve Jackson (tie) – 9.900

Vault: Madison Minner – 9.900

Bars: Rebecca Wells – 9.875

Their next match is Friday against Air Force in Littlejohn Coliseum

Clemson Women’s Tennis 4, Charleston Southern Buccaneers 0: The Tigers bounced back from their earlier defeat and won against the Buccaneers.

"I want to say we learned from that and kept the pressure on Charleston Southern, who’s made the tournament the last three years. They’re a class team. For it to be the third match on the weekend, and for us to be without Eleni, I was really proud of how we responded and excited to get back healthy."

Head coach Boomer Saia

Next is a road trip to Duke on Friday.

Clemson Women’s Basketball 79, Florida State Seminoles 82: The Tigers pushed the Seminoles to overtime Sunday but FSU edged them out by three. Dayshanette Harris led the way with 22 points followed by Ruby Whitehorn with 18 points. Whitehorn and Amari Robinson were beasts on the glass with 14 and 13 rebounds respectively.

Clemson will be the 12-seed in the ACC Tournament. They will face the 13-seed Boston College Eagles at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6th. The tournament will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina.