Tigers Face No. 25 Florida State in ACC Atlantic Division Showdown

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) – The Tigers travel to Florida State for a Saturday to Monday series.
 
SERIES SETUP
Who – Clemson (29-5, 13-2 ACC) vs. Florida State (21-14, 7-8 ACC)
Rankings – CU – No. 5 BA, No. 4 CB, No. 4 USA; FSU – No. 25 USA
When – Saturday (6 p.m.), Sunday (2 p.m.), Monday (7 p.m.)
Where – Tallahassee, Fla. (Dick Howser Stadium)
Watch – ACC Network (Saturday, Sunday), ESPNU (Monday)
Video Announcers – Chip Baker (Sat., Sun.), Chris Burke (Mon.), Jason Leturmy (Sat.), Ariya Massoudi (Sun.), Anish Shroff (Mon.)
Listen – TigerCast, Clemson Tiger Sports Network
Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com
Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
 
SERIES HISTORY
Overall Record – Florida State leads 72-66-1 (1958-16)
Record at Florida State – Florida State leads 37-19-1 (1962-15)
 
STARTING PITCHERS
Saturday LHP Charlie Barnes (CU) vs. RHP Cole Sands (FSU)
Sunday RHP Alex Eubanks (CU) vs. LHP Tyler Holton (FSU)
Monday LHP Pat Krall (CU) vs. TBA (FSU)
 
CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• The Tigers, who have won six games in a row, defeated Charleston Southern 6-5 in 11 innings at home on Tuesday night.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.4 runs per game and hitting .282 with a .391 on-base percentage and 36 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 2.71 ERA, .233 opponents’ batting average and 4.19 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .969.
 
FLORIDA STATE OVERVIEW
• Florida State is led by 38th-year head coach Mike Martin.
• The Seminoles fell at home against Florida 10-7 on Tuesday. They are hitting .261 and have a 3.82 ERA and .966 fielding percentage.
• Rhett Aplin is hitting .310 with six homers and 23 RBIs, while Quincy Nieporte is batting .296 with six homers and 41 RBIs.
 
QUICK HITS
• Clemson has had seven shutouts in 34 games. The 20.6 shutout percentage is fifth-best in a season in Tiger history.
• Clemson’s bullpen has a 9-1 record, 2.30 ERA and .200 opponents’ batting average in 2017.
• Clemson has followed its last four losses with at least five wins in a row (five, eight, nine, six (current)).
 
SHUTOUTS
• Clemson has seven shutout victories in 2017, its highest total since recording eight shutout wins in 2013.
• The only other years Clemson had more shutout wins were 1977 (11), 1996 (10), 1980 (9), 1972 (8), 1991 (8), 1992 (8), 1995 (8) and 2013 (8).
• The shutout wins this season were against Elon (2), Notre Dame, Boston College (2), Furman and Georgia.
• The Tigers registered three shutout victories in a row from March 25-28 against Boston College (2) and Furman.
• It was the first time the Tigers had three shutout wins in a row since 1992 and the fourth time in school history.
• Six of the seven shutout wins have been combined efforts, while Alex Eubanks pitched a three-hit shutout at Boston College on March 25.
• The Tigers have had three games in which they allowed only unearned runs, meaning they have had 10 games of allowing no earned runs in 2017.

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