May 4, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State’s Jason Stidham was named ACC Player of the Week after leading FSU to a three-game sweep of Virginia Tech as the Seminoles claimed their third straight ACC Atlantic Division title and assured themselves of no lower than a second seed in the upcoming 2009 ACC Championship (May 20-24 at Durham, N.C.).
Stidham recorded multiple hits and multiple runs in all three games against the Hokies while reaching base on 12 of his 15 plate appearances. The Palm Bay, Fla., native hit .700 while registering seven hits, including a double and three home runs. He slugged 1.700 while posting an on-base percentage of .800.
The junior second baseman hit a home run in each game of the series and has homered in four consecutive games. Stidham did not strike out in any of his 15 plate appearances over the weekend, tallying four walks and a hit by pitch. Stidham has not struck out in nine straight games – a span of 41 plate appearances.
Stidham was also perfect from the field in 18 total chances during the Virginia Tech series and was part of history in Sunday’s series finale as he made the third putout at second base on a third-inning triple play. It marked FSU’s first triple play since 1997.
Florida State (33-12) returns to the diamond on Tuesday, May 5 to face Jacksonville on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium at 6:00 p.m.