Feb. 21, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State junior right fielder James Ramsey has received the first Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honor for the 2011 season.
Ramsey was named the ACC Player of the Week after keying the 10th-ranked Seminoles to a season-opening sweep of VMI.
The junior from Alpharetta, Ga. opened the season by batting .700 (7-for-10) in three games against the Keydets. Ramsey, who led the Seminoles with six triples in 2010, picked up two more on the opening weekend of the season. His RBI triples in both the Saturday and Sunday games contributed to his total of five for the series, to go along with six runs scored.
Ramsey finished the series with a 1.100 slugging percentage and a .750 on-base percentage. He added a spectacular catch, crashing into the wall to help preserve a shutout in the ninth inning of Friday’s opener. Ramsey’s prowess at the plate led an offense that produced 36 runs on 38 hits over three games.
The Seminoles (3-0) return to action Tuesday at home against Jacksonville (3:30 p.m.) in a game that will be televised by Sun Sports. The Dolphins (2-1) opened the season last weekend by winning two of three at UNC-Wilmington.
Jacksonville will send senior right-hander Chris Kaminski to the mount to face Florida State junior right-hander Gary Merians, a junior college transfer who will be making his Seminoles’ debut.
`Noles Move Up In First Two Polls
Florida State’s weekend sweep of VMI earned Mike Martin’s club a jump in both the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball polls. The Seminoles moved up two spots to No. 10 in the Baseball America top 25 rankings, and climbed from 13th to 11th in Collegiate Baseball’s top 30 poll.
Time Change For Saturday’s Hofstra Game
Florida State has announced that Saturday’s game against Hofstra – the second of a three-game set – has been moved to a 4 p.m. first pitch. The Friday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) games remain unchanged.
The Hofstra series will cap a busy week for Mike Martin’s club, which in addition to playing host to Jacksonville on Tuesday, will travel to Clearwater’s Bright House Networks Field to take on the reigning NL East Champion Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday at 1:05 p.m. It is the first exhibition game of the Grapefruit League season.
Tickets remain available for all Florida State baseball games this season and can be purchased through Seminoles.com.