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Miami’s Carey, UNC’s Jordan, Clemson’s Gossett honored
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Miami’s Dale Carey and North Carolina’s Parks Jordan have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Players of the Week, while Clemson’s Daniel Gossett picked up ACC Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this season.
Carey, a senior outfielder from Marietta, Georgia, powered Miami to its fourth consecutive ACC road sweep this past weekend, leading the Hurricanes with a .429 batting average in three games against Duke (6-for-14). Carey, who hit his first career grand slam in Saturday’s 9-1 victory, led the team in RBIs on the weekend (six) and was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts. He delivered a game-tying RBI single early in game three, and jumpstarted a key game-tying rally later in the game with a leadoff double off Duke ace Mike Matuella.
North Carolina’s Jordan hit safely in all five games and finished with 10 hits in 19 at-bats (.526) as the Tar Heels won three games, including a victory over No. 4 Florida State. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina, senior started at three different positions during the week – left field, second base and first base – and either scored or drove in a row in all five games. Jordan finished a homer short of the cycle at Elon on Wednesday, driving in three runs in the process. In Sunday’s 5-4 win over Florida State, Jordan drove in the fourth run of the day with a single in the fourth and scored the winning run in the seventh when he legged out an infield single and took third on a fly ball.
Gossett tossed a four-hit shutout to earn the win in Clemson’s 8-0 victory at Notre Dame on Saturday. The Lyman, South Carolina, native allowed just four hits, no runs and one walk with 11 strikeouts in 9.0 innings pitched in his second shutout of the season and third of his career. No Fighting Irish baserunner advanced past second base in the contest. On the season, he is 7-0 with an ACC-leading 1.57 ERA and .188 opponents’ batting average, along with 88 strikeouts against 26 bases on balls in 86.0 innings pitched over 12 starts.