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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville’s Corey Ray has been voted as the ACC Baseball Player of the Week, while Pitt’s Aaron Sandefur was selected as the Pitcher of the Week.
ACC weekly honors are determined by a vote of a select media panel. This is the third career weekly award for Ray and second this season, and the first for Sandefur.
Ray hit .368 with three extra-base hits, including his seventh home run of the season, as well as 10 RBI and three stolen bases to lead No. 8 Louisville to a 3-1 week. In the Cardinals’ series win over No. 11 Virginia, Ray hit safely in all three games and drove in eight runs as the Cardinals improved to 19-5 overall and 6-3 in the ACC. For the season, the junior outfielder from Chicago is hitting .333 with 30 RBI, 27 runs scored, eight doubles and 25 stolen bases in 28 attempts.
Sandefur tossed a gem for the Panthers, going the distance in a 5-0 shutout win over Boston College in game two of the series. The senior from Bellevue, Washington, allowed just five hits and no walks while facing 31 Eagle batters. He set a record for strikeouts thrown by a Pitt pitcher at Charles L. Cost field with 12 on the day. On the season, Sandefur has posted a record of 2-2, with a 2.75 ERA, the best of any Panther pitcher with at least 15.0 innings pitched. The senior has held opponents to an average of just .218 with a WHIP of 1.17.