Tigers Sweep No. 8 FSU in Tallahassee


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TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - Reed RohlmanReed Rohlman
RS Fr. Outfielder
#26 6-0, 210
Moore, SC

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tied a school record with three doubles and Jake LongJake Long
RS Sr. RH Pitcher
#39 6-0, 190
Anderson, SC

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tossed 6.0 strong inning to lead Clemson to a 9-6 victory over No. 8 Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, who swept the three-game series by a combined score of 20-7, improved to 31-25 overall and 16-13 in the ACC. The Seminoles fell to 37-19 overall and 17-13 in ACC play.

With the win, Clemson, who improved to 7-3 against top-25 teams and 6-3 against top-10 teams in 2015, assured itself a winning season for the 51st year in a row. The Tigers also handed the Seminoles their first three-game series sweep at Dick Howser Stadium since 2006.

Rohlman’s two-out double in the first inning gave Clemson a 1-0 lead, then he hit another two-out double in the third inning, this time scoring two runs. Tyler SlatonTyler Slaton
Sr. Outfielder
#18 5-8, 200
Cumming, GA

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and Eli WhiteEli White
So. Infielder
#4 6-2, 185
Easley, SC

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lined run-scoring hits in the fourth inning and Andrew CoxAndrew Cox
RS So. Outfielder
#6 6-0, 215
Belton, SC

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added a run-scoring single in the top of the sixth inning to give the Tigers a 6-0 lead. The Seminoles scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning, snapping Clemson’s 21-scoreless-inning streak over three games, then Clemson responded with a run in the seventh inning and two runs in the eighth inning.

Jake Long (2-0) earned the win by allowing just four hits and one run with three strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched. Seminole starter Drew Carlton (3-5) suffered the loss, as he yielded four runs on four hits in 3.1 innings pitched.


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