May 12, 2003
Tallahassee, Fla., – Florida State left fielder Tony McQuade was named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week following his performances at Jacksonville and Maryland this past week. This marks the second straight week a Seminole has been recognized with Player of the Week honors and sixth of the season.
McQuade, a Gainesville, Fla., native went 8-for-12 as Florida State went 4-0 last week on the road at Jacksonville and Maryland. The junior scored eight runs, tallied eight RBI, two home runs and two doubles, while posting a slugging percentage of 1.333 for the week. McQuade also drew five walks and was hit by a pitch twice for a .789 on-base percentage, while recording eight putouts in the field and committing no errors. The 6-2, 205-pound outfielder raised his season average to .322 and is tied for the team lead with 10 homers. Over the last 13 games, McQuade is hitting .442 with six home runs and 17 RBI.
The Seminoles wrap up the regular season this week at Duke, May 15-17, before heading to Salem, VA for the ACC Tournament. Game times for the Duke series are set for Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Thursday’s game will be carried live on the Sunshine Network.