TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After an undefeated spring break trip and a sweep of Notre Dame by a combined score of 28-0, Jessica Warren and Jessica Burroughs swept the weekly awards from the Atlantic Coast Conference as Warren was named ACC Player of the Week and Burroughs received ACC Pitcher of the Week honors, as announced by the league on Tuesday.
It is the first ACC weekly honor of the season for Warren and the third of her career, while Burroughs has been the ACC Pitcher of the Week three times this season and seven times in her four-year career.
Warren was a consistent offensive force for the Seminoles last week as the junior helped Florida State extend its unbeaten streak to 19 games. Warren had at least one hit, one run and one RBI in all six games during the week as the third baseman batted .647 (11-for-17) with a double, three triples, two home runs, 11 RBI and nine runs scored. She walked three times and did not record a strikeout as she posted an on-base percentage of .667, along with a 1.412 slugging percentage.
The Tampa, Fla., native went a combined 4-for-7 with three RBI on the road against Florida Gulf Coast, and helped the Noles sweep Notre Dame by batting 6-for-8 with four extra-base hits (2B, 3B, two HR), seven RBI and five runs scored. Warren now leads the team with a .609 batting average in conference games, with 12 RBI, 12 runs scored, a 1.261 slugging percentage and a .730 on-base percentage.
Burroughs was dominant in her three appearances on the week for Florida State as she improved to 14-1 on the season. She went 3-0 with a 0.39 ERA, tossing two complete-game shutouts and recording 31 strikeouts over 18.0 innings, giving up just nine hits and two walks (one intentional) as opponents posted a .145 batting average.
Over half of her outs on the week (57.4%) came via the strikeout as the redshirt senior posted strikeout totals of 12 against Florida Gulf Coast, nine against Canisius and 10 at home versus Notre Dame. Burroughs did not allow a hit until the top of the fourth inning in all three outings on the week as she retired the first nine batters she faced in each game. She leads the ACC with 134 strikeouts and ranks ninth nationally in the category.
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