The Tigers host No. 9 Florida State this weekend in the first meetings between the two teams at Doug Kingsmore Stadium since 2018.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Florida State (23-13, 10-8 ACC) vs. Clemson (24-13, 4-10 ACC)• Best Ranking – FSU – No. 9 Baseball America; CU – NR• When – Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (3 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m.)• Where – Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – William Qualkinbush (Friday), Ron Smith (Friday), Marty Clary (Saturday, Sunday), Pete Yanity (Saturday, Sunday)• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball• Tickets – ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Florida State leads 81-70-1 (1958-21)• Record at Clemson – Clemson leads 35-23 (1962-18)
STARTING PITCHERS• Friday – LHP Parker Messick (FSU) vs. RHP Mack Anglin (CU)• Saturday – LHP Bryce Hubbart (FSU) vs. TBA (CU)• Sunday – RHP Carson Montgomery (FSU) vs. TBA (CU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 16-7 home record, won midweek games at No. 10 Georgia (8-4) and against East Tennessee State (12-2).• The Tigers are averaging 7.5 runs per game and hitting .278 with a .459 slugging percentage, .389 on-base percentage and 19 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.34 ERA, .249 opponents’ batting average and 2.21 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .980.
FLORIDA STATE OVERVIEW• Florida State, who has a 3-5 road record and is averaging 6.1 runs per game, is led by third-year Head Coach Mike Martin Jr.• The Seminoles defeated Georgia Southern 6-5 at home on Wednesday. They are hitting .268 and have a 3.94 ERA and .970 fielding percentage.• Reese Albert is hitting .324, James Tibbs is batting .320, Jaime Ferrer is hitting .314 and Jonah Scolaro has a team-high three saves.
QUICK HITS• Due to the shortened season in 2020, Florida State has not played at Clemson since 2018, when the Tigers won two of the three games.• After this weekend, Clemson will have played 14 of its last 16 games against top-25 teams.• Clemson has totaled 10 home runs in the last three games.
HOFFMANN UNDER CONTROL• Sophomore righthander Nick Hoffmann has been a reliable starter and reliever for the last three seasons.• He is 3-4 with a 5.19 ERA and 30 strikeouts against nine walks in 43.1 innings pitched over 11 appearances (eight starts) in 2022.• He has a 3.24 ERA, .258 opponents’ batting average and five strikeouts against one walk in 8.1 innings pitched in three relief appearances.• In his career, he’s 9-6 with four saves, a 4.17 ERA and 81 strikeouts against 14 walks in 103.2 innings pitched over 35 outings (12 starts).• He has a 5.79 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his career, the best mark in Clemson history.• He has a 1.22 walks-per-nine-innings-pitched mark in his career, the best mark in Clemson history.• He has only thrown one wild pitch in his career.