Feb. 21, 2005
Greensboro, NC – For the first time in his young career, Florida State outfielder Shane Robinson has been named the ACC’s baseball player of the week. The sophomore from Tampa, FL had another huge weekend in a sweep over St. Joe’s where he hit .500, knocked in eight runs, scored five times, hit two doubles and a triple on top of drawing three walks and not striking out once. He swiped six bases and also had two sacrifice flies. He also set new career highs for RBIs in a game (5) and steals in a game (3) while extending his hit streak to 17 games dating back to 2004.
Robinson opened the series with one of his best games of the year going 3-for-5 with five RBI’s, a double, two steals and a run scored. He had another multi-RBI game in the second game of the series with another double, another run scored and a career-high three steals. Robinson completed the series scoring two more runs, collecting another RBI and his third straight game with an extra base hit, this one a triple on top of a sac fly, a steal and a walk.
After his performance versus St. Joe’s, Robinson is hitting .489 and leading the team in runs (18), hits (22), doubles (6), triples (1), home runs (1), RBIs (15), slugging percentage (.733), on base percentage (.561) and steals (14). He is hitting a team-best .517 against right-handers, .667 with the bases loaded, he is reaching base 67% of the time when he leads off an inning, .533 with runners in scoring position and .500 with two outs. He also leads the team with eight two out RBIs.
Robinson already has six multi-hit games this season, he has scored a run in 11 of 12 games, scored more than one run six times and his 14 steals are just five shy of the 19 he swiped all of last season. Last year his average never exceeded .286, this season it has never dipped below .429. His 12 game hitting streak this season is more than the eight-game streak he put together in 2004 and he is already almost half way to his total for multi-RBI games. He is walking three times as many times as he is striking out and his .733 slugging percentage in 45 at bats would rank as the third best single season slugging percentage in team history in the category of 50-199 at bats.
Robinson and Florida State return to action Tuesday, February 22 in Deland, FL where the 11th-ranked Seminoles will play a two game set with Stetson (4-2). Both games will be available live on WFLA locally and over the internet as an audio broadcast and via Game Tracker. The Garnet & Gold returns home this weekend to face Appalachian State in a three-game series. For more information on FSU baseball, please log on to the official athletic website for Florida State at seminoles.com.