Clemson Tigers News: Success on the diamond, Chase Hunter

Both Clemson Baseball and Softball found wins on Sunday and Men's Basketball is finding wins in part because Chase Hunter has found the zone.
Feb 14, 2024; Clemson, South Carolina, USA
Feb 14, 2024; Clemson, South Carolina, USA / Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports


Clemson Women’s Tennis 3, Boston College Eagles 4: The Tigers fall one win short against the Eagles. Clemson is now 7-4 overall and 0-2 in the ACC. They return home for their next match against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Friday, March 1st.

Clemson Softball 5, Ole Miss Rebels 0: The Tigers earn their third shutout of the season and win the Clemson Classic. This was their second victory against Ole Miss this weekend. Clemson has their biggest test of the season so far this Wednesday when they travel to Athens to face the Georgia Bulldogs.

Clemson Baseball 7, Kennesaw State Owls 2: The Tigers win two straight following Friday’s loss to win the series with KSU. Aidan Knaak pitched well in his second start. Cam Cannarella extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Clemson hosts USC Upstate this Tuesday before they travel to Columbia to begin their annual series against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Clemson Women’s Basketball 50, Miami Hurricanes 56: The Tigers dropped their fifth contest in a row against the Canes on Senior Night. Amari Robinson led the scoring with 20 points and Dayshanette Harris scored 16 points. Next up for Clemson is a trip to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Thursday.

Chase Hunter has found his groove

I stated my opinion on Clemson Men’s Basketball weeks ago: this team goes as Joe Girard goes. When he is hot, the Tigers win. When he is off, they fall short. That has proven mostly true, but as the season progresses, Chase Hunter has become an X-factor for Clemson.

He seemed to struggle to find his role earlier in the year when Girard became part of the equation, but lately, he has found his zone. Here are just a couple of samples from the game on Saturday:

This bodes well for the Tigers as they approach the postseason. They appear to be peaking at the right time, and it coincides with Hunter peaking.