March 5, 2007
Greensboro, N.C. – Tony Thomas, Jr., was honored by the league office on Monday afternoon as he was named Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week for the second time this season. Thomas once again led the offensive production for the Seminoles last week as Florida State stayed unbeaten on the year with four victories including a win over North Florida and a three-game sweep over Siena.
Thomas contiuned his hot hitting on the season as he hit .611 (11-for-18) last week. He registered at least two hits and did not hit below .400 in all four games. Thomas recorded five doubles on the week including three in Sunday’s finale against Siena. He now has 15 doubles on the season, four shy of his two-year career total of 19. The junior second baseman slugged 1.111 and tallied an on-base percentage of .667 last week. Thomas was also perfect from the field in 17 chances. In an exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thomas led off the game with a solo home run (using wooden bates) off starter Kyle Drabek, the Phillies No. 1 draft pick in 2006. He took a 1-1 offering and deposited the ball into the Phillies bullpen in left field.
For the season, Thomas is batting .527 (39-for-74) with 15 doubles, three triples and a home run. He has also collected a hit in 17 straight ball games, a new career-high. He has scored a team-high 32 runs, while posting 18 RBI’s. Thomas is also a perfect 9-for-9 in the stolen base category this season.
Thomas and the Seminole baseball team are back in action this weekend as they host Indiana for a three-game set beginning Friday, March 9 at 6:00 pm.