June 27, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the 2012 college baseball season in the books, Florida State continues to be recognized for its top four finish as three Seminoles were named All-Americans by Perfect Game. James Ramsey, Jayce Boyd and Robert Benincasa were all honored on the first team.
Florida State was one of five schools with three student-athletes named to PG’s All-America teams to lead all schools. The Seminoles were the only school with three first team honorees.
Ramsey finished his senior season as a consensus All-American, the ninth in school history, earning first team honors from the America Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game.
The Alpharetta, Ga., native was named an All-ACC first team honoree for the second year in a row and became the fifth Seminole in school history to garner ACC Player of the Year accolades in 2012. He went on to win the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in baseball.
Ramsey finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in 10 offensive categories while leading in batting average (.378), runs scored (78), total bases (152), on-base percentage (.513) and slugging percentage (.652). He was the only player in the country to rank in the top 10 in on-base percentage, runs per game, runs and walks. A semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and Golden Spikes Award, Ramsey concluded his senior season hitting a career-best .378 with 13 doubles, six triples and 13 home runs. He started all 67 games in centerfield for the Seminoles in 2012 and posted a .994 fielding percentage in 160 chances.
Benincasa emerged as one of the nation’s top closers in college baseball and was recognized as a finalist for Stopper of the Year. The junior right hander finished the year with a 4-2 record, 16 saves and a 1.32 ERA in 32 appearances. Benincasa allowed just eight runs, six earned, in 41.0 innings of work. He gave up 24 hits while holding opponents to a .163 batting average. Benincasa posted a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 8.3 as he tallied 58 strikeouts to just seven walks on the year. Benincasa, who was also named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, converted 16 of 19 save situations this season as he ranked second in the ACC and sixth nationally in saves. His 16 saves were the second most recorded in a single-season in school history and tied for sixth on the career saves list.
Boyd finished his junior campaign as the ACC leader with 96 hits. He also ranked in the top 10 in the league in batting average (.376), doubles (21), RBI (61) total bases (129) and on-base percentage (.452). An All-ACC first team first baseman in 2012, the Cantonment, Fla., native also hit an ACC-best .381 against league opponents in 30 games this year. Boyd also turned in a solid defensive performance at first base all season long finishing the season with a .988 fielding percentage. Boyd was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award.
Benincasa added first team All-American honors from Baseball America and the NCBWA and third team honors from Collegiate Baseball. Boyd garnered first team accolades from the ABCA and a pair of second team honors from Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA.