April 16, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. – For the fifth time this year and for the third week in a row, a Seminole student-athlete was selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week. This week the conference recognized Buster Posey for his efforts in leading Florida State to a perfect 4-0 record as the Seminoles defeated Jacksonville and Virginia Tech.
Posey led the team in runs scored (6), doubles (4) and total bases (11) last week en route to hitting .412 (7-for-17) collecting multiple hits in three of those four games. The sophomore catcher began the week with a two hit performance against Jacksonville. He doubled, singled, stole a base and scored twice as the Seminoles redeemed an earlier loss to the Dolphins with a 7-2 victory.
In game one against Virginia Tech, Posey got the Seminoles on the board in the first with an RBI double off the fence in right. He followed that with another RBI double in the third; he scored on each of those hits. Posey again singled in the bottom of the first in game two and drew a walk. In game three, he collected his fourth double of the week in his first at-bat in the first. He registered a bunt single in the third and came around to score to give FSU a two-run lead at the time.
Posey was also solid from behind the plate all week as he converted on all 29 fielding attempts. He had only two stolen bases attempted all week as opponents were 1-for-2. Posey gunned down ACC stolen base leader Nate Parks of Virginia Tech trying to steal second base in the top of the seventh in game two.
The Leesburg, Ga., native is hitting .397 on the year and leads the team in RBI’s with 43. Posey, who moved from shortstop to catcher during the off season, has kept runners at bay on the base paths as opponents have attempted a league low 21 stolen bases all season including just five in 15 ACC games. Named to the mid-season Johnny Bench Award Watch List, Posey is throwing out 38.1 percent of base stealers on the season.