The Tigers (14-7, 6-1 ACC) took a 1-0 lead in the series against the Seminoles (17-4, 5-2 ACC).
Gossett (2-0) earned the win by tossing 7.1 strong innings, allowing just four hits (three singles, one double) with eight strikeouts. Florida State starter Luke Weaver (4-2) suffered the loss.
Clemson scored two runs in the second inning and never relinquished the lead. Garrett Boulware belted a solo homer to center in the third inning, then the Tigers added three runs in the fifth inning thanks to five two-out hits.
Due to the threat of inclement weather Sunday, Clemson and Florida State are now scheduled to conclude the three-game series Saturday with a doubleheader. Game times are 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For ticket holders, Saturday night's 6:30 game is still Game 2 of the series. Tickets for Sunday's game will be honored for the 2 p.m. contest, and the stadium will be cleared between games. Both games will be on ESPN3 as well.
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