Clemson (23-21) (15-15) @ Florida State (25-18) (15-12)
Friday May 14 6:00 PM ACCN
Saturday May 15 2:00 PM ACCNX
Sunday May 16 1:00 PM ACCNX
Alright, so last weekend was rough. Clemson was swept in Atlanta in a series that included a lackluster Friday showing, a close Saturday loss, and a walk off loss on Sunday after blowing a 6-0 fourth inning lead. Not way you’d expect Clemson to come in after sweeping Louisville. But, things are looking up. Tuesday night in the make-up game from the Palmetto Series, Clemson bested South Carolina at home 7-2 to avoid the sweep. Now, usually taking game three after losing a big series isn’t much to write home about, but any day we beat the Cocks is a good day, and given the up and downs of this season you take what you can get.
Now, all eyes turn to Tallahassee for the traditional Atlantic division rivalry series. The Noles come in sitting at third in the Atlantic. This week, FSU split a midweek series with Florida Gulf Coast, as the Eagles knocked off FSU 8-7 on Tuesday and the Noles returned the favor with a 2-1 walkoff win on Wednesday. State had a good weekend last weekend, taking two of three from Notre Dame.
Mack Anglin once again will take the mound Friday night for the Tigers, taking on FSU lefty Bryce Hubbard. Saturday Keyshaw Askew gets the nod against Connor Grady, and neither team has declared a starter for Sunday’s finale.
Per the May 11 tournament projections from D1 Baseball, Clemson looks to still make the cut. Clemson is currently projected as a three seed in the Starkville, Mississippi regional, along with Mississippi State, Southern Miss, and Jackson State. As for Florida State, they are projected to be the sixteenth overall seed, hosting a regional in Tallahassee, with Charlotte, Georgia, and South Alabama.