Clemson travels to the Sunshine State to play No. 10 Florida State in a three-game series this weekend.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (23-21, 15-15 ACC) vs. Florida State (26-18, 17-13 ACC)• Best Ranking – CU – NR; FSU – No. 10 Perfect Game• When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Tallahassee, Fla. (Dick Howser Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network (Friday), ACC Network Extra (Saturday, Sunday)• Video Announcers (Friday) – Danny Graves, Mark Neely• Video Announcers (Saturday) – Chip Baker, Shawn Davison, Trevor DeGroot• Video Announcers (Sunday) – Chip Baker, Shawn Davison• Listen (Radio) – WCCP (105.5 FM)• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Florida State leads 79-69-1 (1958-19)• Record at Florida State – Florida State leads 42-20-1 (1962-19)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – RHP Mack Anglin (CU) vs. LHP Bryce Hubbart (FSU)• Saturday – LHP Keyshawn Askew (CU) vs. RHP Conor Grady (FSU)• Sunday – TBA (CU) vs. TBA (FSU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 5-12 road record, defeated No. 16 South Carolina 7-2 at home on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 5.8 runs per game and hitting .259 with a .424 slugging percentage, .366 on-base percentage and 33 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.53 ERA, .260 opponents’ batting average and 2.85 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .967.
FLORIDA STATE OVERVIEW• Florida State, who has a 16-12 home record, is led by second-year Head Coach Mike Martin Jr.• The Seminoles split a two-game series against Florida Gulf Coast. They are hitting .241 and have a 3.23 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.• Matheu Nelson is hitting .325 with 20 homers, 12 doubles and 58 RBIs, while Elijah Cabell is hitting .291 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is 12-3 against ACC Atlantic Division teams in 2021.• Clemson is 18-1 when outhitting the opponent in the 2021 season.• Clemson is 12-2 when committing exactly one error in 2021.
TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM• Clemson has an on-base percentage 107 points higher than its batting average thanks in large part to its 65 hit-by-pitches in 2021.• Clemson is averaging 1.48 hit-by-pitches per game in 2021.• The school record for hit-by-pitches (72) and hit-by-pitches per game (1.13) were both set by the 2016 team.• At least one Tiger has been hit-by-pitch in each of the last 12 games, including nine of those games with multiple hit-by-pitches.• Kier Meredith (14) and Bryce Teodosio (12) are the team leaders in hit-by-pitches. Meredith’s total is tied for sixth most in Tiger history.• Khalil Greene owns the Clemson record for hit-by-pitches in a season with 21 in 2001.