Clemson Blitz: It was a busy Saturday in Tigertown

Clemson Blitz: It was a busy Saturday in Tigertown


Clemson Blitz: It was a busy Saturday in Tigertown

This past Saturday seemed to be an exciting, but never-ending, day of sports at Clemson University.

With the fear of rain delays on Sunday, the Clemson baseball team decided to play a doubleheader on Saturday against Dallas Baptist.

In-between baseball games, the men’s basketball team took on Georgia Tech at home. It was a lot of walking back-and-forth between Doug Kingsmore Stadium and Little John Coliseum, but all games ended in wins for the Clemson Tigers.

The baseball team had its second series sweep in a row and improved to 7-0 overall. Due to the weather, the team was compelled to stay focused for 18 innings with only a short break in-between. Going into the weekend, Dallas Baptist was ranked 10th nationally and Clemson No. 11.

However, the results of each game made it seem like Clemson was the much better team when they defeated them by 11 runs the first night and a total of nine runs the following two games.

Between the three games, the baseball team did not let up and showcased its strengths in each game.

With March Madness being a few weeks away, the pressure is on for the men’s basketball team more than ever. After losing three games in a row, the Georgia Tech game was crucial for the Tigers to keep their momentum going before heading into the ACC Tournament.

Even though the basketball team was down by 11 points in the second half, the Tigers pushed through to defeat Georgia Tech, 75-67 at Littlejohn Coliseum.

It ended up being a very special Senior Day for Donte Grantham, Gabe DeVoe and Mark Donnal as they were recognized at the conclusion of the game by head coach Brad Brownell.

It seems like DeVoe wanted to go out with a bang yet again by sinking nearly every three-pointer he shot. Even up until the last few seconds of the game, DeVoe wanted to prove himself to his family, coaches and teammates.

He is the first player to have two 25-point games against the same team in the same season since 1999. It is no surprise he had another stand out game with more than 40 of his family members in attendance.

If Clemson defeats Florida State at home on Wednesday, the Tigers will have 11 conference wins, which would be a school record for ACC wins and most for the program in any conference since the 1951-52 season.

As for the baseball team, they also have a busy week lined up with a game against Winthrop on Tuesday night, and their series against South Carolina starting on Friday in Columbia.

They will be back in Doug Kingsmore Stadium Sunday afternoon to face the Gamecocks in Game 3 of the series.



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