May 13, 2002
GREENSBORO, NC – Florida State junior left-hander Matt Lynch, a native of Ft. Pierce, Fla., was named ACC Player of the Week Monday afternoon for his efforts in FSU’s win over Maryland Friday night. Lynch hurled a complete game shutout as the Seminoles picked up a 4-0 victory over the Terps Friday. He is the first Seminole to earn player of the week honors this season.
Lynch improved to 11-1 this season with the complete game shutout of Maryland, which was the first for an FSU pitcher since Mike Ziegler accomplished the feat against Georgia Tech on April 21, 2000. He allowed five hits and struck out eight of 32 batters faced. Lynch, who is now tied for the ACC lead in victories, lowered his ERA to 3.31. He had a complete game win against NC State on April 26th.
Florida State upped its record to 48-12 with the three-game sweep of Maryland and travel to No. 1 Clemson to close out the 2002 regular season. The Seminoles have won 14 consecutive games and swept each of their last five series.
SEMINOLES MOVE UP TO NO. 2 IN COACHES POLL
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — The Florida State Seminoles (48-12, 15-6 ACC) moved up one spot in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll to No. 2 after completing a sweep of Duke on Monday and Tuesday and sweeping their fifth straight series against Maryland over the weekend. Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams are ranked among the top 15 (No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 FSU, No. 4 Wake Forest, No. 8 Georgia Tech & No. 14 North Carolina). The Seminoles leave for Clemson Thursday for a weekend series against the top-ranked Tigers.