Huge Series Awaits Tigers in Tallahassee

CLEMSON - In a nutshell, what happens with the Clemson baseball team the next three weeks will determine whether or not the Tigers stay home during the first four days of June or on the road and staying in a hotel.

No. 18 Clemson is right on the bubble as to whether it will host an NCAA Regional or be on the road as a No. 2 seed and the determining factors as to what happens starts tonight as the Tigers begin a three-game series at No. 2 Florida State (42-7, 20-4 ACC).

Next week, the Tigers (32-17, 15-9 ACC) are at N.C. State and the week after that is the start of the ACC Tournament in Jacksonville.

These are indeed three big weeks for Clemson.

"This is huge," Tigers first baseman Andy D'Alessio said. "This is our weekend. This is the biggest weekend of the season for us. This is our Regional and Super Regional."

Conventional wisdom says that Clemson at worst has to go 4-3 over its next seven games, which includes the home regular season finale against College of Charleston Tuesday nigh, and then make a decent run in the ACC Tournament in order to possibly host.

"We just got to have a good weekend this week and next week and go into the ACC Tournament and get on a roll," D'Alessio said. "If we do that, good things will happen."

However, there is the distinct possibility that the Tigers could still host as a No. 2 seed because of the size of the venue and the amount of money bid to host. There's no doubt that Clemson will be among the national leaders in terms of the amount of cash bid to host.

"We've got to win some ballgames," Tigers head coach Jack Leggett said. "That's the bottom line. We can't show inconsistency or we're going to be on the road." Top Stories