Clemson Tigers News: McKenzie Clark, Jacob Hinderleider, Clemson vs ACC

Softball falls to Duke in extra innings, Baseball runs into a buzzsaw, and Clemson's legal fees are just getting started.
Clemson senior McKenzie Clark (7)
Clemson senior McKenzie Clark (7) / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

Clemson Softball falls to Duke in extra innings

Clemson Softball drew the overall top seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, the Duke Blue Devils, on Friday afternoon.

The Tigers put up a valiant effort, pushing the game into extra innings, but they eventually lost 4-3 in ten innings.

Clemson took an early lead on a two-run homer from Maddie Moore. Lindsey Garcia added a solo home run in the seventh inning.

Duke tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh before eventually plating a run in the 10th inning. McKenzie Clark had an amazing catch to rob the Blue Devils of a home run in the 9th inning.

Clemson Baseball loses first game against Wake Forest

Clemson Baseball faced one of the best pitchers in college baseball Friday night. The Tigers dropped the first game of their series with Wake Forest 4-2 on Friday evening.

Chase Burns pitched one of the best games of his career for the Deacons, tallying 16 strikeouts against the Tigers’ batters. Jacob Hinderleider extended his hitting streak with a home run in the 4thinning, the only hit Burns gave up in seven innings of pitching.

Game 2 is today at 4:00 PM today.

Other news and notes from around Clemson Athletics:

Jon Blau of the Charleston Post & Courier posted this piece today about the cost of the lawsuits that Clemson and the ACC have levied against one another.

These numbers might sound large, but they are merely the tip of the iceberg of what is likely to come. The eventual numbers for fees will still pale in comparison to the money that is on the line in the inevitable separation of Clemson University from the ACC.

The Tigers and the conference continue to file motions in both South Carolina and North Carolina as the two sides jockey for jurisdiction on the case.