TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Starting pitcher Jackson Baumeister and third baseman Cam Smith earned All-ACC recognition Monday as the league announced its end-of-year honors. Baumeister, a sophomore pitcher, was a third-team starting pitcher, while Smith was named to the All-Freshman Team.
Baumeister, from Jacksonville, finished 5-5 with a 5.09 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 69.0 innings. Baumeister started all 14 weekends and finished third in the league in strikeouts and was second in the ACC and 21st nationally with 12.39 strikeouts per nine innings. He was named the ACC and National Pitcher of the Week for his 14-strikeout performance against Clemson, leading the Noles to the series-opening victory. In his final appearance of the year, Friday at Louisville, Baumeister overcame an early deficit and pitched a career-high 8.0 innings as FSU rallied from a 4-0 hole to a 7-4 win.
Baumeister’s 14 strikeouts were the most in a game for an ACC pitcher this season, and tied for eighth-most nationally. No Seminole pitcher has thrown more in a game since 2006.
Smith, from Lake Worth, Florida, hit .258 with eight doubles, a team-high five triples and 12 home runs. He finished second on the team in home runs, runs (39) and walks (21) and was third on the team in hits (54) and RBI (36).
Smith’s five triples were the most for a Seminole freshman since 2014, and his 12 home runs were the most for a freshman since 2004. He is the first Seminole since Dylan Busby in 2016 with at least five triples and 12 home runs in a season. He became the first FSU player since Buster Posey in 2008 with back-to-back multi-home run games, when he did it against North Florida and Virginia Tech last month.
Against the Ospreys, Smith was 4-for-6 with two home runs, three RBI and five runs scored, the most runs in a game for a Seminole since Taylor Walls in 2017. Smith tied a school record with two triples against No. 4 Florida in Jacksonville. Twice this season Smith had at least three RBI, three hits and three runs in a game – against North Florida and at Jacksonville in his first career road game.
Smith started 51 of 54 games at third base.
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