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Apr 05, 2023

Tigers Travel To Florida State

By: Brian Hennessy

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The Tigers travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida State in a three-game series from Thursday to Saturday.

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) –
Live Stats –
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball

Overall Record – Florida State leads 82-72-1 (1958-22)
Record at Florida State – Florida State leads 44-21-1 (1962-21)

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, 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, 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.

• 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.

• 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.