TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the second week in a row, sophomore Jessica Warren has been honored as one of the best players in the conference as she was named ACC Co-Player of the Week on Monday by the league. It is her second ACC weekly award of the season and the 10th time that a Florida State student-athlete was among the league’s honorees in 2016.
UNC’s Berlynne Delamora was the other ACC Co-Player of the Week, while Boston College’s Allyson Frei was chosen as the Pitcher of the Week.
“Warren was a big part of our success this weekend, but up and down the lineup we had people making contributions and putting together quality at bats,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “Success at the plate seems to be contagious as each hitter does their job and gives an opportunity to the person behind them to do theirs. It is fun to watch them trust the process and their plan and know that each pitch is a chance to take a swing for the team.”
Warren was dominant at the plate in a perfect 4-0 week for the Seminoles as they moved up to No. 5 in the most recent RPI poll by the NCAA on May 2. The sophomore third baseman batted .562 (9-for-16) with nine RBI and seven runs scored, along with two doubles and three home runs.
The Tampa, Fla., native posted multiple hits in three of the four games on the week, including a pair of three-hit performances in a sweep of Pitt on April 30-May 1. In game one of the series, she hit a grand slam and ended the weekend with a towering two-run home run over the top of the forty-foot high press box of the soccer stadium beyond the centerfield wall.
For the week, she posted a slugging percentage of 1.250 and had an on-base percentage of .611. She was perfect in 12 defensive chances for the week and now leads the ACC with 61 runs batted in and 54 runs scored on the season
The Seminoles will play No. 1 Florida in Tallahassee on May 4 at 5:00 p.m. After the regularly scheduled seven-inning game, FSU and UF will resume the halted game from April 13 in Gainesville. The Seminoles and Gators are tied at 0-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning with one out and runners on second and third.
The game at 5:00 p.m. will be broadcast on ESPN3, with the resumed game showing on Seminoles.com. Live stats for both games will be available on Seminoles.com.
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