March 8, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State senior infielder Stephen Cardullo has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while North Carolina’s Matt Harvey earned Pitcher of the Week honors.
Cardullo led Florida State to a perfect weekend with wins over two ranked opponents both hailing from the Southeastern Conference. After the third week of competition, the Seminoles remain the only undefeated team in the ACC.
The Coral Springs, Fla., native began the week on a fine note going 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and reached base on four of his five plate appearances in leading the Noles to a victory over intra-state rival and fifth-ranked Florida in Tampa, Fla., on Steinbrenner Field in the inaugural Florida Four Tournament.
He put the finishing touches on a fantastic weekend as the senior shortstop hit .583 (7-for-12) in leading Florida State to a three-game sweep over No. 25 Georgia. Cardullo finished the weekend driving in seven runs and scoring four times while posting a .667 on-base percentage. At one stretch during the series, Cardullo reached base in nine consecutive at-bats including all five times on three singles and two walks in a game two victory over the Bulldogs. Cardullo also finished the week perfect from the field in 11 opportunities.
On the year, Cardullo leads the team in hitting with a .515 average, while posting a .758 slugging percentage and .638 on-base percentage.
This marks the second straight week that a FSU player as been named ACC Player of the Week as Sherman Johnson won the award in week two.
Florida State returns to the diamond on Monday in Jacksonville as the Seminoles take on the Dolphins at 6:00 p.m. FSU then returns home to face North Florida on Wednesday followed by a weekend series in Tallahassee against Virginia.