College Baseball

Florida State holds off Clemson, 2-1, to end Tigers' 9-game winning streak

info@islandpacket.comMay 18, 2013 

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State scored two runs in the first inning and held on for a victory Friday over Clemson in front of 5,086 fans at Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 43-11 overall and 19-10 in the ACC. The Tigers, who saw their nine-game winning streak come to an end, fell to 39-16 overall and 18-11 in the ACC.

Florida State starter Luke Weaver (6-2) earned the win, pitching a career-high 7 1-3 innings. He allowed seven hits, one run, and two walks with eight strikeouts.

Robbie Coles pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his ninth save of the season.

Matthew Crownover (7-2) suffered the loss. He yielded five hits and two runs with three strikeouts in 4 1-3 innings pitched. Clate Schmidt, who was making his first appearance since suffering an injury on May 6, pitched 3 2-3 innings in relief for Clemson.

The Tigers' Steve Wilkerson went 3 for 4 with a steal. Shane Kennedy added two walks, but his 11-game hitting streak came to an end.

Clemson and Florida State will play the finale of the three-game series at 3 p.m. Saturday. With a win, Florida State can clinch the ACC Atlantic Division title. A Clemson win and an N.C. State loss at Duke today would give Clemson the division championship, while a Clemson win and a Wolfpack win would give N.C. State the division title.

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