May 12, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas – Florida State’s Mike McGee was named to the watch list for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award as announced by the College Baseball Foundation on Monday, May 10. McGee is one of 25 student-athletes featured on the watch list.
The Olerud Award, which recognizes a player who makes an impact both on the mound and at the plate, will be presented in Lubbock, Texas, on July 2 as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.
“We’re very excited to present the inaugural Olerud Award this year,” said Randy Norman, Olerud Award committee co-chair. “John Olerud was a great two-way player at Washington State and we look forward to honoring a player who will carry on that legacy.”
McGee has the lowest earned run average of those student-athletes on the watch list with an ERA of 0.45 in 20.0 innings of work this year.
The junior from Port St. Lucie, Fla., has once again been an outstanding two-way player for the Seminoles in 2010. McGee has started every game for Florida State in left field hitting .347 with 61 hits, 10 doubles, 11 home runs and 55 RBI. He currently leads the team in RBI and is tied for the team lead in home runs. Over the last 20 games, McGee has driven in 29 runs on four doubles and six home runs while hitting .373 during that stretch.
On the mound, McGee has stepped in nicely as the Seminole closer posting a 4-0 record with eight saves and a 0.45 ERA. The right hander has registered 20.0 innings in 13 appearances allowing just two runs, one earned, while posting 23 strikeouts. McGee has given up only seven hits and is holding opponents to a .108 average. In his first and only start of the season back on March 8 at Jacksonville, McGee no-hit the Dolphins over 6.0 innings. All eight of his saves have come in league play as he ranks second in the ACC in that category.
The College Baseball Awards Show will take place on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of a nearly weeklong schedule of festivities sponsored by the College Baseball Foundation. The events also include the induction ceremony for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.