No. 17 Clemson 8, No. 9 Florida State 2

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Sophomore righthander Daniel Gossett pitched six scoreless innings to lead Clemson over Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium.

It was the ninth straight win for the Tigers (39-15, 18-10 ACC), who pulled even with the Seminoles (42-11, 18-10) atop the Atlantic Division standings.

Steve Wilkerson, Steven Duggar, Shane Kennedy and Jon McGibbon had two hits apiece for the Tigers, who outhit the Seminoles, 11-6.

CLEM AB R H BI FSU AB R H BI

Gibson dh 4 0 0 0 Miller cf 3 0 2 0

Wilkrsn 2b 5 2 2 1 Stewart lf 5 0 1 2

Duggar rf 5 2 2 0 Davis dh 4 0 1 0

Boulware c 1 1 0 0 McGee c 2 0 0 0 Kenndy 3b 5 1 2 2 Brizuela 3b 4 0 0 0

Baum 3b 0 0 0 0 Winston rf 3 0 0 0

Krieger ss 5 0 1 1 Smit 1b 4 0 0 0

McGbbn 1b 4 1 2 0 Sansone 2b 2 1 0 0

Brittle cf 3 1 1 2 Delph ph 1 0 0 0

Slaton lf 4 0 1 1 Nogowski 1b 0 0 0 0

Alfonzo ss 4 1 2 0

Totals 36 8 11 7 Totals 32 2 6 2

Clemson 113 102 000—8

Florida State 000 000 200—2

E—FSU 1. DP—Clemson 1, FSU 1. LOB—Clemson 10, FSU 11. 2B—Krieger, Slaton. HR—Wilkerson, Brittle. SB—Duggar, Boulware, Kennedy, McGibbon.

Clemson IP H R ER BB SO

Gossett (W, 9-3) 6 3 0 0 3 3

Schnell 1/3 3 2 2 1 1

Andrews 2/3 0 0 0 1 1

Campbell 2 0 0 0 2 3

Florida State

Miller (L, 6-2) 11/3 3 2 2 2 1

Holtmann 22/3 4 4 4 1 1

Bird 11/3 2 2 1 1 2

Silva 32/3 2 0 0 1 2

HBP—by Miller (Brittle); by Holtmann (Boulware); by Bird (McGibbon); by Gossett (McGee); by Silva (Slaton). BK—Miller. PB—McGee. A—5,053. T—3:15