The Tigers travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida State in a three-game series from Thursday to Saturday.
SERIES SETUP• Who – Clemson (17-13, 2-7 ACC) vs. Florida State (12-16, 3-9 ACC)• Best Ranking – CU – NR; FSU – NR• When – Thursday (8 p.m.), Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.)• Where – Tallahassee, Fla. (Dick Howser Stadium)• Watch – ACC Network (Thursday), ACC Network Extra (Friday, Saturday)• Video Announcers – Chris Chavez (Friday, Saturday), Shawn Davison (Friday, Saturday), Mike Monaco (Thursday), Devon Travis (Thursday)• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Florida State leads 82-72-1 (1958-22)• Record at Florida State – Florida State leads 44-21-1 (1962-21)
STARTING PITCHERS• Thursday – RHP Austin Gordon (CU) vs. RHP Jackson Baumeister (FSU)• Friday – TBA (CU) vs. RHP Conner Whittaker (FSU)• Saturday – TBA (CU) vs. TBA (FSU)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 2-3 road record, defeated No. 17 Coastal Carolina 16-6 in seven innings at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night.• The Tigers are averaging 7.1 runs per game and hitting .296 with a .445 slugging percentage, .393 on-base percentage and 59 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.92 ERA, .266 opponents’ batting average and 2.42 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .973.
FLORIDA STATE OVERVIEW• Florida State, who has a 9-7 home record and is averaging 6.6 runs per game, is led by first-year Head Coach Link Jarrett.• Jacksonville won at the Seminoles 5-4 on Tuesday. They are hitting .283 and have a 5.53 ERA and .963 fielding percentage.• Jaime Ferrer is hitting .370, James Tibbs III is batting .330 with nine homers and 26 RBIs and Colton Vincent is hitting .310.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is hitting .329 in the last six games.• Clemson’s bullpen has a 13-8 record, six saves, a 4.73 ERA and 155 strikeouts against 66 walks in 150.1 innings pitched in 2023.• Clemson Assistant Coach Jimmy Belanger served as Florida State’s pitching coach from 2020-22.
TWO TIGERS IN THE MAJORS IN 2023• Brad Miller and Spencer Strider have played in an MLB game in 2023.• Miller, the 2011 ACC Player-of-the-Year, hit .339 with 36 doubles, eight triples, 16 homers, 135 RBIs and 46 steals in 191 games as a Tiger.• Strider, who had a 5-2 record in his two active seasons (2018,20) at Clemson, made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves in 2021.• Every Tiger team from 1974 to 2020 had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.• Clemson has had at least one former Tiger play in an MLB game each of the last 68 years (streak started in 1956).• Clemson has had multiple former Tigers play in an MLB game each of the last 50 years (streak started in 1974).• Clemson set a school record with 12 former Tigers in the majors in 2021, breaking the previous record of eight.