With win over BC, Miami's shutout of FSU, Clemson closes Atlantic gap to one game

Tigers, Tar Heels, Wolfpack going for series sweeps on Sunday

Baseball - Matthew Crownover. As a freshman in 2013, Crownover debuted with a 2.19 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, with 45 strikeouts to 17 walks.

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Baseball - Matthew Crownover. As a freshman in 2013, Crownover debuted with a 2.19 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, with 45 strikeouts to 17 walks.

With a bit of help from Miami, Clemson has now closed the ACC Atlantic Division gap on Florida State to one game heading into Sunday's round of conference games.

The Tigers, 8-6 in the ACC after winning their first two games at Boston College, is in fifth-place in the overall ACC standings, one game ahead of N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Duke, which are all at 7-7.

The Seminoles, after winning their opener over Miami on Friday, dropped a 6-0 decision to the Hurricanes on Saturday at Coral Gables. FSU is now 9-5 in ACC play.

Clemson is one of three teams going for series sweeps on Sunday. North Carolina defeated Maryland 5-3 on Saturday, following up on a 12-4 victory on Friday. N.C. State, which outlasted Virginia Tech 8-7 in 14 innings on Friday, routed the Hokies 13-4 on Saturday.

Splitting the first two games of their series were Georgia Tech and Duke. Pitching has dominated so far, with the Blue Devils claiming the opener 2-0 and the Yellow Jackets winning the second game 2-1.

In their series opener on Saturday at Winston-Salem, Virginia edged Wake Forest 7-6.

Freshman Matthew Crownover (3-0) is scheduled to pitch for Clemson on Sunday against BC's Andrew Chin (1-6). The teams will play at noon at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

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