ACC Baseball Players of the Week Announced for May 5


NC State’s Turner, Maryland’s Stinnett recognized

GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State’s Trea Turner has been recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the week, while Maryland’s Jake Stinnett was named the Pitcher of the Week.

Turner hit .818 with an .867 on-base percentage to lead the Wolfpack to a sweep of Coastal Carolina.  The junior started the weekend by reaching base safely in 10 straight plate appearances, and was only put out twice the entire series. He finished the three-game set slugging 1.364 with 11 runs, nine hits, three RBIs, three extra-base hits, and four walks.

A native of Lake Worth, Fla., Turner was a perfect 6-for-6 on stolen bases including a steal of home. On Saturday, he had four steals for his third career game with at least four. On Sunday, he was a double shy of hitting for the cycle when he was intentionally walked in the eighth inning.

Stinnett tossed his league-leading fourth complete game of the season and second complete-game shutout of the year in a 2-0 win over Notre Dame. He compiled 13 strikeouts – one shy of his career high – and has now struck out 10 or more in three consecutive games and in five of his 12 starts this year. He has 107 strikeouts on the year, the third-highest single-season total in school history.

This is the fourth weekly honor this year for Stinnett, the most by an ACC player since NC State’s Mike Rogers in 2004.