April 27, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Mike McGee led Florida State to a 3-1 record last week including two wins over Miami at home as the Seminoles secured a series victory over the Hurricanes in Tallahassee for the first time since 2003.
Against Miami, McGee hit .556 with three home runs, a double and five RBI, while he did not strike out in 15 plate appearances. McGee accounted for half the Seminole hits in game one as he was a perfect 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs as he reached base on all five plate appearances.
His biggest hit of the series came in his final at-bat of the weekend. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the Noles trailing by one, McGee took a 3-2 pitch from Miami reliever Taylor Wulf (0-1) and sent it over the fence in right center for a walk-off, two-run home run and a 7-6 Florida State victory.
Even more impressive was the fact that McGee also got the win in relief on Sunday as he blanked the Canes over the final 1.2 innings. The junior right hander entered the game in a tough situation in the eighth with the bases loaded and only one out. McGee got the Seminoles out of the jam as he got Harold Martinez swinging on strikes and then Chris Pelaez to fly out in foul territory for the third out. In the ninth, he retired the side in order.
For his heroic efforts against the Hurricanes, McGee was featured in week 10 of Baseball America’s Golden Spikes Spotlight. Here’s a look at this week’s spotlight written by Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt:
McGee and the Seminoles return to the diamond on Friday, April 30 as Florida State hosts Le Moyne for a three-game series on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.