April 25, 2000 - by
FSU’s Ziegler Named ACC And National Baseball Player Of The Week

April 25, 2000


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State’s Mike Ziegler has been named
the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate
Baseball while also garnering ACC Pitcher of the Week honors for his
efforts over the weekend against No. 6 Georgia Tech.

Ziegler, a junior right-hander, recorded FSU’s first complete
game shutout of the season in leading the No.2 Seminoles to a 6-0
victory over Georgia Tech on Friday, April 21. The complete game
shutout was the first for an FSU pitcher since Wes Crawford blanked NC
State 9-0 on March 6, 1998. Ziegler, a native of Glen Burnie, MD,
retired 16 consecutive Yellow Jacket batters from the third to the
eighth inning. The game was the shortest of the season for the
Seminoles, lasting just two hours and 13 minutes.

Ziegler improved his record to 8-2 with the victory and dropped
his ERA to 2.77. He allowed four hits, walked just one and added seven
strikeouts to increase his ACC-leading total to 101. The Friday start
was Ziegler’s first of the year at the No. 1 spot (Friday) in the
rotation.

The Florida State baseball team concludes the home portion of
the 2000 schedule with a three-game series against NC State this
weekend. The Friday and Saturday games are scheduled to start at 7:00
p.m., and the Sunday game will be televised by Sunshine Network live at
1:00 p.m.

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