Clemson baseball defeated No. 4 Florida State, 8-5, Saturday to secure its sixth straight ACC series win and a No. 6 seed in the ACC tournament, which begins Wednesday at the Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.
The ACC tournament schedule will be released today.
Clemson is guaranteed to play at least three games in Durham, opportunities to bolster its NCAA resume.
No. 18 Clemson (39-17, 17-13 ACC) lost a chance to tie Florida State (40-15, 19-11) for the Atlantic Division title with a loss in the series opener Thursday but won the final two games of the series on Friday and Saturday to strengthen its case to host an NCAA regional. Clemson is thought to be on the regional hosting bubble.
The ACC tournament will be critical for the Tigers as they were not projected as a regional host in Baseball America's latest projection. Rivals.com has Clemson traveling to Southern Miss as a No. 2 seed.
Clemson is playing some of its best baseball heading into tournament play.
On Friday, Kevin Brady made his second appearance since returning from a forearm injury and pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings striking out four, offering hope he is returning to the ace form he showcased earlier this year.
On Saturday, Jonathan Meyer struck out a career-high seven, David Haselden threw 2 2/3 hitless innings in relief and Scott Weismann continued to look comfortable in his new relief role, setting the Seminoles down in order for his seventh save.
Clemson entered the Florida State series with a 2.20 ERA over its last 27 games.
Dominic Leone has emerged as an ace, despite snapping a five-start winning streak against Florida State on Friday, and the return of Brady and his 95 mph fastball further bolsters the pitching staff.
The Tigers continued to hit as both Richie Shaffer and John Hinson homered on Saturday. Shaffer's team-best 10th home run came in a four-run fourth, pacing Clemson to a 5-0 lead and a series win.