May 5, 2003 - by
FSU’s Blake Balkcom Earns ACC Baseball Player of the Week Honors

May 5, 2003

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Florida State right fielder Blake Balkcom was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday for his outstanding play against No. 10 Georgia Tech over the weekend.

Balkcom, an outfielder out of Chipley, Fla., led the Seminoles to a 2-1 series record against No. 10 Georgia Tech, as he went 5-for-11 (.455) with a slugging percentage of 1.091 in the three game series. Balkcom, playing all weekend with two sprained ankles and recovering from a pulled quadricep muscle, doubled his home run output by belting two home runs against the Yellow Jackets, in addition to a double and four RBI. The 6-2, 225 junior scored five runs, walked once and was hit by a pitch for an on-base percentage of .538.

The Seminoles will travel to Jacksonville on Tuesday, May 6th, for their final mid-week game of the season. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m. at Alexander Brest Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.


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