Florida State 11-4, Clemson 1-3
CLEMSON - The No. 2 Florida State Seminoles scored three runs in the seventh inning to take the lead and held on for a win over No. 13 Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday night.
The Seminoles (19-4, 7-2 ACC) swept the doubleheader and won the series 2-1 over the Tigers (14-9, 6-3 ACC).
The Tigers scored three two-out runs in the second inning, highlighted by Jay Baum's two-run double, to take a 3-0 lead. But Florida State answered with a run in the sixth inning and three runs in the seventh inning, sparked by Justin Gonzalez's solo home run.
Seminole reliever Gage Smith (3-0) earned the win, while Jameis Winston recorded his fourth save of the year. Clemson reliever Clate Schmidt (2-4) suffered the loss. Tiger starter Jake Long yielded just one run on three hits in 6.0 innings pitched.
The Seminoles' doubleheader sweep snapped Clemson's streak of 32 doubleheaders in a row (against one team) winning at least one game. The last time the Tigers were swept in a doubleheader was 2004 at Virginia.
Brandon Leibrandt tossed a complete game four-hitter in the Seminoles' win in the first game.
Leibrandt (4-1) earned the win by allowing just one unearned run on four hits with one strikeout. Tiger starter Matthew Crownover (4-2) suffered the loss despite not allowing an earned run in 2.2 innings pitched.
In the third inning, a potential inning-ending double play was dropped by the Tigers at second base, then two two-out singles plated three Seminole runs. Gonzalez's two-out double in the fifth inning added two runs, then Florida State scored four runs in the ninth inning, highlighted by DJ Stewart's three-run homer, to put the game out of reach for the Seminoles, who totaled 18 hits in the game.
The Tigers travel to Athens, Ga., to take on Georgia at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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