April 11, 2019

⚾: FSU Hosts No. 16 Clemson for Pivotal ACC Series

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State (19-13, 7-8 ACC) will host No. 16 Clemson (25-8, 11-4) this weekend for a three-game series on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Beginning Friday, game times are scheduled for 6:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Saturday and 1:00 p.m. for Sunday’s finale.

The Seminoles and Tigers split the 2018 series, with Clemson winning two of three during the regular season and Florida State winning in the ACC Tournament semifinal game. FSU’s win at Clemson during the regular season, on May 5, 2018, was No. 1,976 for head coach Mike Martin, giving him the record for most wins by a coach in NCAA baseball history.

Fans will be able to watch all three games this weekend. Friday and Saturday will be available on ACC Network Extra, while Sunday’s game will air on ESPN2 with Tom Hart and Kyle Peterson on the call.

In Tallahassee, the game can be found on the radio on 106.1 FM. Nationally, the game can be found on the FSU Gameday App.

GAME 33 – Clemson at Florida State
Friday, April 12, 2019
RHP Davis Sharpe (CU: 5-1, 1.55 ERA) vs. LHP Drew Parrish (FSU: 3-3, 6.21 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 6:00 p.m.

GAME 34 – Clemson at Florida State
Saturday, April 13, 2019
LHP Mat Clark (CU: 7-0, 1.98 ERA) vs. RHP CJ Van Eyk (FSU: 3-3, 4.91 ERA)
ACC Network Extra – 2:00 p.m.

GAME 35 – Clemson at Florida State
Sunday, April 14, 2019
TBA (CU) vs. LHP Shane Drohan (FSU: 2-0, 2.67 ERA)
ESPN2 – 1:00 p.m.

The teams have split the last 10 meetings in the series, with the Seminoles winning two of three against a top 5 Clemson team in Tallahassee in 2017. Friday and Saturday’s starters, Drew Parrish and CJ Van Eyk, combined to allow just two runs in 12.2 innings in Martin’s record-setting win against the No. 9 Tigers last season. Steven Wells hit a go-ahead home run in the 13th inning of the Seminoles 3-2 win.

The Tigers have won four of five ACC series this season, with its only defeat coming at home against Notre Dame. Last weekend, Clemson took two of three against Louisville and also previously swept North Carolina at home to open conference play. The Tigers are 7-2 on the road.

All-time, the Seminoles lead the series 76-69-1, with a 39-20-1 advantage in Tallahassee. Head coach Mike Martin is 57-55-1 against Clemson.

Tuesday against Florida, starting pitcher Conor Grady gave up just two hits and one unearned run over 7.0 innings while striking out nine batters. It was the first time this season a Seminole starter pitched more than 6.0 innings and the nine strikeouts tied a team high. In two career starts, both against Florida this season, Grady has allowed five hits in 10.0 innings and struck out 12 batters without allowing an earned run.

For more information on Florida State baseball, check Seminoles.com 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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