Tigers face off with No. 8 FSU

In the final series of the season, Clemson travels to Tallahassee to face the No. 8 Seminoles.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - Clemson (28-25, 13-13 ACC) vs. Florida State (37-16, 17-10 ACC)
• Rankings - CU - NR; FSU - No. 9 BA, No. 8 CB, No. 8 USA
• When - Thursday (6 p.m.), Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (1 p.m.)
• Where - Tallahassee, Fla. (Dick Howser Stadium)
• Watch - ESPN3
• Social Media - Twitter/Instagram (@ClemsonBaseball)

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Florida State leads 70-60-1 (1958-14)
• Record at Florida State - Florida State leads 37-16-1 (1962-13)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Thursday - LHP Matthew Crownover (CU) vs. RHP Boomer Biegalski (FSU)
• Friday - LHP Zack Erwin (CU) vs. RHP Mike Compton (FSU)
• Saturday - RHP Jake Long (CU) vs. RHP Drew Carlton (FSU)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson rallied from a 10-0 deficit after two innings to defeat Furman 23-15 at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C. on Tuesday night.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.5 runs per game and hitting .289 with a .380 on-base percentage and 55 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 4.09 ERA, .256 opponents’ batting average and 2.52 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .959.

FLORIDA STATE OVERVIEW
• Florida State is led by 36th-year head coach Mike Martin.
• The Seminoles lost two of three games at Louisville last weekend. They are hitting .261 and have a 3.93 ERA and .964 fielding percentage.
• DJ Stewart is batting .327 with 12 homers, 47 RBIs, 62 walks and a .525 on-base percentage to lead Florida State, who is 27-4 at home.

QUICK HITS
• This series marks Clemson’s third straight trip to Florida State that concludes the regular season.
• After hitting no home runs in its previous five games, the Tigers have hit six home runs in the last four contests.
• Tyler Slaton’s grandfather, Paul Slaton, played football at Florida State and was Burt Reynolds’ roommate. Paul will be at this series.

ACC STANDINGS
• Clemson (13-13) is fifth in the Atlantic Division behind Louisville (23-4), Florida State (17-10), Notre Dame (15-12) and NC State (14-12).
• Clemson is tied for sixth in the overall ACC standings with North Carolina (13-13).
• Clemson can finish anywhere between fourth and 11th in the overall ACC standings based on results from the final regular-season weekend.
• Ten teams will participate in the 2015 ACC Tournament at Durham, N.C.
• The top-six seeds qualify for the tournament, while seeds 7-10 play two play-in games on May 19 to form the eight-team, round-robin tourney.

DOUBLE-DIGIT COMEBACK WIN
• Facing Furman at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C. on May 12, Clemson trailed 10-0 after two innings, but rallied to win 23-15.
• Clemson scored three in the third, two in both the fourth and fifth and four in the sixth, then eight in the seventh to take the lead.
• The Tigers added one run in the eighth inning and three runs in the ninth inning, as Clemson scored in each of the last seven innings.
• Tiger batters totaled 22 hits, 15 walks and two hit-by-pitches, meaning 39 Tigers reached base safely, including six times by Steven Duggar.
• Chris Okey went 3-for-6 with two homers and three RBIs, Tyler Krieger went 4-for-6 with three RBIs and Weston Wilson added three hits.
• Ten Tigers totaled at least one hit and scored at least one run.
• Furman used 11 pitchers, who combined to throw 282 pitches in the nine-inning game that lasted 4:42.
• It was the most runs scored by the Tigers since May 18, 2006, when they defeated Wake Forest 26-1.


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