Feb. 19, 2001
Tallahassee, FL –
For the second week in a row, a Florida State softball player has garnered honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Brandi Stuart, second baseman for the 17th-ranked FSU softball team (11-1), was named ACC Softball Player of the Week after hitting two home runs, batting .500 and recording six RBI’s in leading the Seminoles to a record of 5-0 and the Sunshine State Tournament title.
Stuart, a sophomore from Cerritos, CA, was six for 12 at the plate this weekend and she scored five runs and stole two bases with a .952 fielding percentage on 21 chances. She hit a three-run home run in a 4-0 win over Kent State in the opening game of the 2001 Sunshine State Tournament and also scored the first run after a lead off walk and stolen base. In FSU’s two wins over the College of Charleston, Stuart recorded RBI singles in both games. She then hit a championship-winning home run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Seminoles downed Boston College 5-4. The homer came after BC hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh to even the score 4-4.
Stuart now leads the team in batting average (.486), slugging percentage (.686), hits (17), home runs (2), total bases (24), stolen bases (5), steal attempts (6) and assists (21). She has already tied her home run total from her freshman year and her average is 147 points higher than the .339 she registered as a freshman.
The Seminoles return to action Tuesday, February 20 at the Seminole Softball Complex when they host the Mercer Bears at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The games are free to the public and the Seminoles will receive their 2000 ACC Championship rings in a ceremony between games.