April 8, 2005
Tallahassee, FL – Florida State sophomore Shane Robinson was named to Baseball America’s midseason All-America team Friday. The center fielder was one of three outfielders pegged as first team All-Americans at the midway point of 2005. Robinson is one of three ACC field players on the first team, which was tied for the most field players from any conference.
Robinson is in the midst of one of the best seasons in America. Only one player on Baseball America’s first team is hitting for a higher average than Robinson and none has more hits, scored more runs or stolen as many bases as the FSU outfielder. Robinson’s 29 steals are almost double that of anyone else on either the first, second or all-freshman team.
The Tampa, FL native leads FSU in batting average, slugging, on base percentage, runs scored, hits, doubles, total bases and steals. He is on pace to set FSU single season records for batting average and steals and will also make a run at the single season mark for runs scored. Robinson has already set the FSU record for consecutive games with a hit at 40 and is currently on a streak of 52 straight games reaching base. His hitting streak broke the FSU record set by J.D. Drew and was the second-longest in ACC history. It is also tied for the eighth-longest streak in the history of Division I baseball.
Florida State will resume ACC play tonight at 7:00 p.m. as Wake Forest (7-8, 14-17) comes in for a three-game series. Saturday’s game will start at 7:00 and FSU Tennis Head Coach Dwayne Hultquist will throw out the first pitch and his 21st ranked Seminoles will be on hand. The series finale will start at 1:00 p.m. Sunday. Game Tracker will be available for the entire series along with Steve Melewski’s live radio broadcast available on WFLA locally and on the Internet at seminoles.com.