TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Second-year freshman Parker Messick was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week Monday after throwing eight shutout innings Friday vs. No. 16 Virginia.
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Parker Messick pitched a career-high 8.0 innings Friday and struck out a career-high 11 batters in a win over No. 16 UVA.
— ACC Baseball (@ACCBaseball) March 8, 2021
Messick, from Plant City, Florida, set career highs with eight innings pitched and 11 strikeouts. He allowed just three hits and did not walk a batter on the evening as FSU shut out the Cavaliers 2-0.
Messick is the first Seminole with double-digit strikeouts since CJ Van Eyk did it in the 2019 ACC Tournament against NC State. His 8.0 innings pitched are the most for a Nole since Drew Parrish reached that mark in the opener of the 2019 College World Series against Arkansas.
Messick led a strong Florida State rotation in the series win against the Cavaliers. Messick, Bryce Hubbart and Conor Grady struck out 26 batters in 21 innings pitched, allowing just nine hits and walking two batters. Messick is FSU’s first player of the week of 2021 and it is his first career ACC Player of the Week honor.
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