CLEMSON -- The Clemson Tigers baseball team travels to Tallahassee to take on Florida State this weekend in Mike Martin's final season as head coach of the Seminoles.
In series history, Florida State leads overall at 76-69-1 (1958-18). At home, Florida State leads 39-20-1 (1962-17).
Starting pitchers on Friday will be RHP Davis Sharpe (CU) vs. LHP Drew Parrish (FSU). On Saturday, starting pitchers will be LHP Mat Clark (CU) vs. RHP CJ Van Eyk (FSU). And on Sunday, starting pitchers will be TBA (CU) vs. LHP Shane Drohan (FSU)
• Clemson, which has a 7-2 road record, defeated Furman 2-0 at home on Wednesday night.
• *The Tigers are averaging 6.8 runs per game and hitting .268 with a .374 on-base percentage and 57 steals.
• The pitching staff has a 3.23 ERA, .227 opponents’ batting average and 2.93 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .969.
Florida State overview
• Florida State is led by head coach Mike Martin, who is in his 40th and final season.
• The Seminoles lost at home 3-1 to Florida on Tuesday. They are hitting .247 and have a 4.74 ERA and .969 fielding percentage.
• Robby Martin is hitting .324, Drew Mendoza has eight homers and 23 RBIs and J.C. Flowers has a team-high six saves.
• The Tigers have answered each of their last 15 losses with a win in their next game dating to back-to-back losses on April 13 and 14, 2018.
• Clemson is 21-0 when scoring five or more runs and 4-8 when scoring less than five runs.
• Clemson is outscoring its opponents 33-3 in the fifth inning. It is the Tigers’ highest-scoring inning and their opponents' lowest-scoring inning.
Wilkie's bat and arm
Junior catcher Kyle Wilkie has helped keep opponent running games in check with his ability to throw out base-stealers. He has thrown out 11 of 28 base-stealers, and many of the successful steals have come with no throws due to great jumps.
He was named to the Buster Posey Award Watch List during the season. He is hitting .275 with a homer, five doubles, 16 RBIs, 18 runs, a .369 on-base percentage and four steals in 30 games (28 starts) in 2019.
Wilkie had a 10-game hitting streak from February to March after ending the 2018 season on a 29-game hitting streak. He had a 41-game on-base streak, which comprised the last 39 games of 2018 and the first two games of 2019.
In his career, he is hitting .298 with 16 doubles, six homers, 61 RBIs, a .400 on-base percentage and six steals in 116 games (106 starts).