#Clemson bats go silent in 5-1 loss to Florida State

Blake Wright drove home Clemson’s only run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning (Clemson Athletics)

Clemson was unable to carry the momentum from its offensive outburst in midweek action into conference play, posting just four hits in a 5-1 loss to Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Thursday.

Just two days removed from rattling off 11 hits with runners on base in a 16-6 victory over 17th-ranked Coastal Carolina, the Tigers were just 1 of 8 in that same situation against a struggling FSU club. Clemson (17-14, 2-8) finished with just one extra-base hit, a double off the bat of Riley Bertram. Bertram (2-3) was also the only Tiger to pick up more than one hit. Blake Wright drove in Clemson’s lone run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. Cam Cannarella reached base four times on three walks and an opposite-field single, lifting his average to .422.

The Seminoles didn’t light up the scoreboard, either, but they got to Clemson starter Austin Gordon (0-3) for five runs (four earned) in the first six innings, putting more than enough distance between themselves and the Tigers to win comfortably.

FSU starter Jackson Baumeister was on his game, fanning 14 and holding Clemson scoreless in seven innings of work. The win snapped a ten-game losing streak for Florida State (13-16, 4-9).

The series continues from Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., at 4 p.m., Friday.

Box Score

Austin Gordon struck out seven but also gave up a pair of homers in the loss (Clemson Athletics)

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