May 19, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Eighth-ranked Florida State (39-13, 18-9 ACC) wraps up its regular season schedule on the road with a three-game series at No. 22 Clemson (34-19, 15-12 ACC) beginning Thursday, May 20 with the ACC Atlantic Division on the line.
The Seminoles enter the series a top the Atlantic Division with a three-game lead over the Tigers. With one win, FSU will secure its fourth consecutive division title and no lower than the #2 seed in the ACC Tournament.
The Garnet and Gold leads the all-time series at 63-50-1, while the Tigers hold the advantage on their home turf at 25-18. FSU has won five of the last six games in the series. FSU has also won the last two series against Clemson including a sweep of the Tigers in Clemson in 2008. It marked just the second road sweep of Clemson by the Noles and fourth all-time since FSU joined the ACC.
Prior to the FSU's recent success over the Tigers, Clemson held the upper hand in the series winning seven of eight from 2005 to 2007. Dating back to 2000, the series has been filled with streaks as Clemson began the 21st Century winning four straight before the Seminoles went on a run of nine consecutive victories. From 2001 to 2005, FSU defeated Clemson 15 of 18 times during that span.
Since Florida State joined the ACC in 1992, the two schools have met 72 times during either the regular season or in the conference tournament with the Seminoles holding a 39-33 advantage. The Seminoles have posted a 10-2 record against teams in the Atlantic Division.
Last year, FSU took 2-of-3 from Clemson winning the series on a 9th inning walk-off, three-run home run by Mike McGee. Game 1 went to the Seminoles as Rafael Lopez' solo home run in the sixth proved to be the game-winner. The Tigers took game 2 in 11 innings.
Florida State Seminole Baseball Information
Friday, May 21, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 1:00 p.m.
For complete game notes see the PDF list above.