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Florida State’s Brizuela, Maryland’s Stinnett recognized
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State junior third baseman Jose Brizuela has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player Of The Week, while Maryland senior Jake Stinnett earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors for the second-straight week.
Brizuela led No. 2 Florida State to a fifth-straight regular-season series victory over No. 14 Miami this past weekend as the Seminoles won the second and third games after falling in game one. Brizuela led the Seminoles with a .462 average, posting team highs in hits (6) and RBIs (6). The junior third baseman tied a career high with back-to-back three-hit games. Brizuela drove in four runs on a double and two singles in Saturday’s 10-2 win and followed with three singles with two RBIs and a run scored, as Florida State won by a 13-6 score on Sunday. The Weston, Fla., native was also perfect from the field at third base on all 11 of his chances.
Stinnett threw Maryland’s seventh no-hitter of all-time and the first in nearly six years (since Scott Swinson no-hit Delaware on May 13, 2008) in the Terrapins’ 4-0 shutout of Massachusetts. It was Maryland’s first no-hitter at home since five Terrapin pitchers combined to no-hit Coppin State on March 28, 2007. Stinnett only faced two batters over the minimum, both of whom walked. A native of Vista, Calif., Stinnett struck out nine batters and was also named a national Louisville Slugger Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.
The no-hitter by Stinnett is the first in the ACC since NC State’s Carlos Rodon and Karl Keglovits combined to no-hit La Salle on Feb. 23 of last year. The most recent individual no-hitter by an ACC pitcher was by Wake Forest’s Brian Holmes, who held Marshall without a hit on March 4, 2012.