March 10, 2003
Greensboro, NC – Florida State’s senior left-hander Daniel Hodges earned ACC pitcher of the week honors along side Clemson’s Tyler Lumsden for his performance last week for the Seminoles. Hodges (2-0, 0.00 ERA) is FSU’s primary closer and has yet to give up a run in 17.1 innings of work this season.
Hodges earned two saves against No. 15 Florida and pitched a scoreless ninth inning in both games, leading the Seminoles to 5-4 and 9-7 wins. The lefty worked a total of 4.0 scoreless innings over four appearances last week, allowing just two hits, striking out four batters without walking a single batter. Opponents hit only .154 against the 6-foot senior. The Hilliard, Fla., product’s second save last week moved him into sixth in ACC history with 24 career saves and currently ranks 11th all-time in the ACC with 102 appearances, only one appearance away from tying for tenth.
When Lumsden shut out Old Dominion last week, he became the first Tiger to earn a shut out since 2001. The sophomore left-hander did not allow a Monarch to reach third base in 9.09 innings, extending that streak to 16.1 consecutive. The native of Roanoke, Va., lowered his season ERA to 0.40 and has allowed just 16 hits and three walks while striking out 21 in 22.1 innings of work.
Florida State will host a two-game home series against St. Joseph’s on Tuesday and Wedneday at 6:00 p.m. RHP Mark Sauls (3-0, 2.62 ERA) will get the Tuesday start and Wednesday’s starter has yet to be determined.