March 31, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla. – Junior Buster Posey was honored by the league office as the ACC Player of the Week for his outstanding performance at the plate and on the field in leading the Seminoles to a 4-1 record last week including a series win at Wake Forest. This is the second time in Posey’s career that he has been named ACC Player of the Week.
The junior catcher led the Seminoles with a .625 average recording 10 hits in 16 at-bats last week. He posted team-highs in runs scored (10), home runs (2), total bases (19), slugging percentage (1.188) and on-base percentage (.739). The Leesburg, Ga., native was also perfect from the field in 36 opportunities posting a pair of assists.
Against Wake Forest, Posey hit .700 (7-for-10) with two doubles and two home runs as he scored seven times and recorded four RBIs. He drew four walks, was hit by a pitch and did not strikeout in 15 trips to the plate. Posey reached base safely in his first six plate appearances and in 10 of his first 11 at-bats against the Deacons. He was a perfect 3-for-3 in game one with a double and two home runs. Posey set a career-high with five runs scored on Friday while registering his second multi-home run game of the season and of his career.
In the 11-inning, series finale victory, Posey drove in the first run of the game with a double to left in the first inning. He then got things started with an infield single in the final inning and scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly RBI.
In a pair of mid-week games against Stetson, Posey hit .500 in two games playing eight innings in game one while playing just three innings in the second game on Wednesday where he went 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
The conference honor is the fifth in six weeks for a Seminole student-athlete as Dennis Guinn has been honored twice (March 4 & March 24) as well as one weekly honor for Matt Fairel (March 17) and Mike McGee (February 25).
The Seminoles return to the diamond on Tuesday, April 1 as they face Florida at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, site of the 2008 ACC Baseball Tournament. First pitch on Tuesday is set for 7:00 p.m.