TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After helping lead the team to six run-rule victories this week, the talented duo of Alex Powers and Jessica Burroughs were selected as Atlantic Coast Conference Performers of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday. Powers was named the ACC Player of the Week, while Burroughs was chosen as Co-Pitcher of the Week, along with Pitt’s Sarah Dawson.
It is the second career ACC Player of the Week selection for Powers, as she earned conference recognition on February 16, 2015. It also marks the second ACC Pitcher of the Week accolade for Burroughs’s career, after being selected as a freshman on April 21, 2014.
“While Jessica and Alex were outstanding for us this weekend, the entire team deserves some sort of award for the way that they played together, top to bottom,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “We’re still a young team and figuring it all out and it is great that veteran leaders like JB and AP, along with the other returners, have been able to bring the freshmen and newcomers along.”
Powers was dominant at the plate this week for the Seminoles in six run-rule victories. The redshirt junior batted .647 (11-for-17) with three doubles, three home runs, seven runs scored and 11 RBI. Powers posted at least one hit and one RBI in all six games on the week as the Seminoles won the Unconquered Invitational over Hofstra, Bradley and UAB by a combined score of 51-0.
She finished the week with a .700 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of 1.353. The Melbourne, Fla., native now leads the Seminoles in eight different offensive categories, including batting average (.478), runs batted in (18) and slugging percentage (.870).
Burroughs was nearly perfect for the Seminoles this week, posting a 4-0 record and a 0.00 ERA as FSU won the Unconquered Invitational. The redshirt junior pitcher tossed the second no-hitter of her career against Bradley on February 27, striking out four without allowing a walk.
Burroughs allowed just three hits in 16.0 shutout innings for the week with 23 strikeouts and one walk, allowing opponents to bat a paltry .059 against her. The Warner Robins, Ga., native faced just eight over the minimum in four games for the week (56 batters over 48 total outs), including one each against Florida A&M and Hofstra on first-inning base hits in each game.
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