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Wilson and Strode earn ACC Weekly Honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson’s Weston Wilson has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while Florida State’s Billy Strode was named the Pitcher of the Week.
Wilson hit three home runs with seven RBIs in just three games this past week to lead Clemson to two wins, including an 11-4 win over No. 10 South Carolina on Friday night. He went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in Clemson’s 11-5 win over a 7-0 Wofford team Wednesday, then belted two homers with four RBIs in the Tigers’ win over the Gamecocks (6-1 record) on Friday.
On the week, the native of High Point, North Carolina, was 4-for-12 with three runs and a 1.083 slugging percentage. On the season, he is hitting .306 with one double, three homers, nine RBIs, four runs and two steals in nine games.
Strode capped off an amazing week as the Seminole closer, appearing in all four games and picking up a save each time out. He did not allow a run in 3.2 innings of work, giving up just three hits and one walk while striking out 10. He struck out the side twice in the ninth inning with the first coming on Tuesday against Jacksonville and the second in game two on Saturday against UNC Wilmington.
The feat of four saves over a seven-day span has only happened once before in school history – Daniel Hodges was the first to perform the feat, collecting four saves over a six-game stretch. Strode became the first Seminole in school history to earn a save in four straight games. The native of Parkland, Florida, has an ACC-best five saves on the year and is a perfect 5-for-5 in save opportunities in 2015.