March 24, 2008 - by
Dennis Guinn Named ACC Player of the Week For Second Time This Season

March 24, 2008

Tallahassee, Fla. – Senior Dennis Guinn was named ACC Player of the Week for the second time this season as he led the Seminoles to a 3-1 record last week including a three-game sweep of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg to keep FSU undefeated in league play. This is the third time in Guinn’s career that he has been named ACC Player of the Week.

The senior first baseman hit .643 against the Hokies leading the team with nine hits in 14 at-bats. He belted three home runs including two in his first two at-bats in the series finale. Guinn added five doubles to tally 23 total bases en route to posting a team best 1.643 slugging percentage. He tied a pair of career-highs in game three with four hits and five RBIs. Guinn recorded an RBI in his first four trips to the plate as he helped the Seminoles erase a six-run deficit to claim the sweep.

In game two, the senior first baseman got things started with the first of his three home runs connecting on a three-run shot in the top of the first. His bases loaded walk in the sixth brought the tying run across the plate in the second game.

Against Florida, Guinn was responsible for the lone Seminole run as he drove in Buster Posey with an RBI double in the eighth. Guinn’s hit kept FSU from being shutout by Florida for the first time since 1994.

Guinn currently leads the ACC in hitting with a .429 average while ranking in the top 10 in eight other offensive categories. He is slugging .929 on the year with nine doubles, nine home runs and one triple. The Haines City, Fla., native has also posted a team best .531 on-base percentage.

The conference honor is the fourth in five weeks for a Seminole student-athlete as Matt Fairel was honored last week, Guinn in week two and freshman Mike McGee during the first week of the season.

The Seminoles return to the diamond on Tuesday, March 25 as they host Stetson for a two-game series. First pitch on Tuesday is set for 6:00 pm.


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