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Florida State’s Marcus Davis and Maryland’s Charlie White have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Co-Players of the Week, while NC State’s Carlos Rodon earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors.
Davis continued his torrid start to the 2013 campaign as the Seminole outfielder/designated hitter led Florida State to a perfect 4-0 week including a three-game series sweep of USF. The Cincinnati, Ohio, junior hit .615 (8-for-13) on the week, as five of his eight hits went for extra bases with three home runs and two doubles. He drove in at least one run, scored at least one run and picked up at least one hit in all four games. The junior college transfer was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle in game one against USF as he went single, solo home run, walk, double and single. At one point during the week, Davis reached base safely in eight consecutive at-bats.
White served as the Terrapins’ catalyst in their four-game series sweep of Oakland, stealing 10 bases in 10 attempts while going 10-of-15 at the plate (.667), drawing five walks and scoring six runs. Three of White’s 10 hits went for extra bases, and he drove in five runs. The sophomore center fielder from Naperville, Ill,, stole four bases in game 1 of the series, the most stolen bases in a single game for a Terrapin since 1998 (Larry Long vs. Howard). -White’s effort helped the Terps swipe a school-record 11 bases in game one and register 26 stolen bases in the four-game series.
Rodon worked seven near-perfect innings as he combined with freshman reliever Karl Keglovits to throw the Wolfpack’s first no-hitter since 2005. Rodon struck out a career-high 14 batters in a 5-0 win over La Salle while walking just one over the first seven innings — fanning the last six batters he faced. Keglovits pitched a perfect eighth and ninth in his first collegiate appearance to nail down the no-hitter. Since giving up a fourth-inning home run to Appalachian State's Preston Troutman on Feb. 15, Rodon has faced 31 batters without allowing a hit, striking out 16. The All-Ameircan from Holly Springs, N.C., retired 28 of the 31 men he faced in that span, walking two. The other reached on an error.
Davis, White and Rodon were all named National Players/Pitchers of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, along with Virginia freshman pitcher Brandon Waddell, who struck out 15 batters in six innings in the Cavaliers’ win over Toledo.
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Florida State's Marcus Davis was honored for his outstanding performance last week in leading the Seminoles to a 4-0 record as the Cincinnati, Ohio native was honored as a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and the ACC Co-Player of the Week.
Davis continued his torrid start to the 2013 campaign as the Seminole outfielder/designated hitter hit .615 (8-for-13) in leading FSU to a win over Jacksonville and a three-game sweep over USF. Five of his eight hits went for extra bases with three home runs and two doubles. He drove in at least one run, scored at least one run and picked up at least one hit in all four games.
On Tuesday against Jacksonville, Davis walked in his first AB and then connected on a towering two-run, two-out shot to complete the scoring in FSU's seven-run fourth inning. He opened the USF series in fine fashion going a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate as he reached base on all five on his plate appearances. The junior college transfer was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle in game one against the Bulls as he went single, solo home run, walk, double and single. Davis' hot hitting continued into game one of the doubleheader on Sunday as he laced a two-run single in the first inning. He would go on to steal a base and score on an error in that same inning. He finished game one with a walk and a double. In game two, Davis started in left field and doubled in his first at-bat. He added an insurance run in the eighth connecting on a solo home run for his second home run of the series, third of the week and fourth of the season. At one point during the week, Davis reached base safely in eight consecutive at-bats.
For the season, Davis is hitting a team-best .455 with 10 hits in 22 at-bats. He also leads the Seminoles in hits and home runs (4) and tied for the team lead in runs scored (8), doubles (3) and RBI (9). Through seven games, Davis is slugging an impressive 1.136, while posting an on-base percentage of .571.
Davis shared ACC Player of the Week honors with Maryland's Charlie White. He was also one of six players recognized by Louisville Slugger as a National Player of the Week.
Louisville Slugger's National Players of the Week
RHP Bryce Biggerstaff, Central Arkansas
LHP Brandon Waddell, Virginia
LHP Carlos Rodon, N.C. State
OF/DH Marcus Davis, Florida St.
CF Charlie White, Maryland
RF Tyler Griffin, The Citadel
Davis and the Seminoles are back in action this weekend as they host Villanova for a three-game series beginning Friday, March 1 at 4:00 p.m. on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.
Congrats to him, and I see many more in his future
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