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2018 Game Notes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 15 Florida State (31-14, 13-10 ACC) heads to Clemson, S.C., for a three-game series against No. 9 Clemson (34-11, 17-7) in a pivotal ACC Atlantic Division matchup. Saturday’s and Sunday’s games will stream on the ACC Network Extra, while Monday’s series finale will air nationally at ESPN2.

The Seminoles won the series last season against the No. 4 Tigers, winning the final two games in Tallahassee.

With just three weekends remaining in the regular season, Florida State and Clemson are both fighting for a national seed in the NCAA Tournament and a chance to host a regional. Clemson is ranked No. 10 in the RPI; FSU is just behind at No. 11.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Pete Yanity (Play-by-Play) and Kyle Parker (Commentary)
ACC Network Extra – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Pete Yanity (Play-by-Play) and Kyle Parker (Commentary)
ACC Network Extra – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, May 7, 2018
Dari Nowkhah (Play-by-Play), Kyle Peterson & Mike Rooney (Commentary)
ESPN2 – 7:00 p.m.

Friday – LHP Drew Parrish (FSU) vs. LHP Jacob Hennessy (Clemson)
          Parrish – 3-0, 2.63 ERA; Hennessy – 4-2, 3.28 ERA

Saturday – RHP Andrew Karp (FSU) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (Clemson)
          Karp – 7-3, 2.83 ERA; Crawford – 5-2, 3.54 ERA

Sunday – TBA (FSU) vs. LHP Jake Higginbotham (Clemson)
          Higginbotham – 6-1, 3.70 ERA

Parrish remains at the front of the rotation this weekend with RHP Cole Sands (biceps) still rehabbing his injury. Sands could start Monday’s series finale.

Karp is back in the rotation on Sunday after throwing just 1.1 innings against Miami last week due to an illness. Karp is tied for the ACC lead with seven wins.

Florida State took two of three games against rival Miami last weekend, beating the Hurricanes 2-0 on Friday and 10-1 on Saturday. Both starting pitchers in those games, Drew Parrish (13) and CJ Van Eyk (10), recorded their first double-digit strikeout games of the season.

Cal Raleigh hit a two-run home run in Friday’s opener, and his first inning runs provided the cushion for Parrish’s outing. Parrish allowed just four hits in 8.0 innings.

Van Eyk struck out 10 and allowed just one run, in the eighth inning, while pitching 7.1 innings, a career high. The freshman allowed seven hits but consistently worked out of trouble with runners on base. Parrish (3-0) and Van Eyk (2-0) remain undefeated on the season.

Head coach Mike Martin tied the late Augie Garrido for the most wins in college baseball history with FSU’s two wins against Miami last weekend. Martin is 1,975-708-4 over 39 seasons at Florida State. Martin’s .736 career winning percentage is the best among active coaches.

Martin and Clemson’s Monte Lee (.668) are ranked first and 10th, respectively, for the best winning percentage among active head coaches.

Garrido passed away March 15, leading Martin to say, “College baseball and the world lost one of the finest men in our coaching profession. Augie dedicated his life to making young men better people. He will be deeply missed by myself and many others.”

Florida State announced earlier this week it has added a fourth game against Mount St. Mary’s to make up for an earlier rain out this season. The Seminoles and Mountaineers will now play at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, with the second game beginning 60 minutes following game one.

FSU also announced that Mike Martin bobbleheads will be handed out to fans during the final weekend of the season, Friday, May 18 against NC State.

For more information on Florida State baseball, check for the latest news and scheduling information, or keep up with the team on social media through Twitter (@FSUBaseball), Facebook (/FSUBaseball), and Instagram (@NoleBaseball).

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