Clemson set to host No. 15 Florida State

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Clemson enters the weekend with a two-game lead on NC State in the Atlantic Division with two conference series to go.
Clemson enters the weekend with a two-game lead on NC State in the Atlantic Division with two conference series to go.

After five days off for final exams, the Tigers return to the diamond to host No. 15 Florida State in a Saturday-Monday series.

SERIES SETUP
• Who - Florida State (31-14, 13-10 ACC) vs. Clemson (34-11, 17-7 ACC)
• Best Rankings - FSU - No. 15 NCBWA, USA Today; CU - No. 6 Perfect Game
• When - Saturday (6:30 p.m.), Sunday (4 p.m.), Monday (7 p.m.)
• Where - Clemson, S.C. (Doug Kingsmore Stadium)
• Watch - ACC Network Extra (Saturday, Sunday), ESPN2 (Monday)
• Video Announcers - Dari Nowkhah (Monday), Kyle Parker (Saturday, Sunday), Kyle Peterson (Monday), Pete Yanity (Saturday, Sunday)
• Listen (Radio) - WCCP (105.5 FM), ESPN Upstate
• Listen (Internet) - ClemsonTigers.com, TuneIn
• Live Stats - ClemsonTigers.com
• Social Media - ClemsonBaseball
• Tickets - ClemsonTigers.com, 1-800-CLEMSON
• Promotion (Saturday) - Young fans can run the bases after the game

SERIES HISTORY
• Overall Record - Florida State leads 74-67-1 (1958-17)
• Record at Clemson - Clemson leads 33-22 (1962-16)

STARTING PITCHERS
• Saturday - LHP Drew Parrish (FSU - 3-0, 2.63 ERA) vs. LHP Jacob Hennessy (CU - 4-2, 3.28)
• Sunday - RHP Andrew Karp (FSU - 7-3, 2.83) vs. RHP Brooks Crawford (CU - 5-2, 3.54)
• Monday - RHP Cole Sands (FSU - 6-2, 4.80) vs. LHP Jake Higginbotham (CU - 6-1, 3.70)

CLEMSON OVERVIEW
• Clemson, who has won eight games in a row, swept Virginia on the road in three one-run games.
• The Tigers are averaging 6.1 runs per game and hitting .253 with a .373 on-base percentage and 38 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.46 ERA, .235 opponents’ batting average and 2.27 strikeout-to-walk ratio and Clemson is fielding .976.

FLORIDA STATE OVERVIEW
• Florida State is led by 39th-year head coach Mike Martin.
• The Seminoles won two home games against Miami (Fla.) last weekend. They are hitting .259 and have a 4.14 ERA and .968 fielding percentage.
• Drew Mendoza is hitting .317 with 31 RBIs, Cal Raleigh has seven homers and 36 RBIs and Jackson Lueck has 10 homers and 35 RBIs.

QUICK HITS
• Clemson is hitting .301 with 60 runs, 17 doubles, 18 homers, a .416 on-base percentage and 14 steals during its eight-game winning streak.
• Tiger starters have pitched 209.2 innings in 2018, while Clemson relievers have pitched 196.0 innings in 2018 (196.1 in 2017).
• Thirteen different Tigers have hit at least one home run in 2018.

DAVIDSON A COMPLETE PLAYER
• Sophomore shortstop Logan Davidson has been steady both at the plate and in the field in 2018.
• He was named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List in April.
• He is hitting .280 with 12 doubles, seven homers, 33 RBIs, 41 runs, 34 walks, a .418 on-base percentage and eight steals in 45 games.
• He has hit four of his eight home runs during the first inning.
• He has committed only five errors in 200 chances at shortstop, good for a .975 fielding percentage.
• He won the Bob Bradley Award as MVP of the South Carolina series. He was 3-for-6 with a homer and .786 on-base percentage in three games.
• He was named ACC Player-of-the-Week on April 30, as he was 11-for-22 with four doubles, two homers, seven RBIs and nine runs in five games.
• In his career, he is hitting .284 with 21 doubles, 20 homers, 66 RBIs, 97 runs, a .401 on-base percentage and 18 steals in 108 games.

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