April 23, 2018 - by
⚾️: Steven Wells Named ACC Player of the Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior Steven Wells was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week after hitting .824 (14-for-17) with seven RBI, 11 runs scored and six walks in five games against Stetson (2-0) and Boston College (3-0). Wells’ batting average jumped from .195 to .298 over the five-game span.

Wells set a career high with four hits Wednesday against Stetson and tied that mark with four hits Saturday against Boston College at Fenway Park. Wells set a career high with four runs scored at Fenway. Wells was 12-for-12 to begin the week and reached base via walk, hit or error on 20 straight plate appearances and 22 of 24 overall against the Hatters and Eagles.

After hitting three home runs combined over his first three seasons in Tallahassee, Wells hit home runs in three consecutive games (including last Saturday against Duke), the first Seminole since 2016 to do so. Wells’ six-game hitting streak is the longest of his career.

Wells’ .298 average ranks second on the team and his .490 on-base percentage is second in the conference. Wells is the second Seminole to earn Player of the Week honors this season, joining Jackson Lueck.

The full release from the ACC is below:

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State’s Steven Wells has been voted the ACC Baseball Player of the Week, while Miami’s Andrew Cabezas was selected Pitcher of the Week.                                

ACC weekly honors are determined by a vote of a select media panel. This is the first career weekly award for both players.

Wells hit .824 to lead Florida State to a 5-0 week, going 14-for-17 at the plate with an .870 on-base percentage and 1.294 slugging percentage with seven runs driven in, two doubles, two home runs, six walks, and only one strikeout. Entering the week hitting .195 on the season, Wells raised his batting average to .298. He had a 12-for-12 stretch at one point, and had career-high four hits on both Wednesday against Stetson and Saturday against Boston College. The senior right fielder from Key West, Florida, reached base in 22 of 24 plate appearances. 

Cabezas put together the best start of his career to help Miami salvage its series with Pitt on Saturday. Pitching the nightcap of a doubleheader, Cabezas threw the first complete game shutout by a Miami hurler since May 14, 2015, with a gem against the Panthers. The junior from Miami Gardens, Florida, struck out a career high-tying 11 batters, including two in the ninth, and faced just four batters over the minimum in the second complete game effort of his career.

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