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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson’s Seth Beer and North Carolina’s Tyler Ramirez have been voted the ACC Baseball Co-Players of the Week, while NC State’s Joe O’Donnell was selected as the Pitcher of the Week.
ACC weekly honors are determined by a vote of a select media panel. This is the first career weekly award for all three players.
Beer led the Tigers to a 5-0 record by going 10-for-17 (.588) with four doubles, two homers, five RBIs, eight runs, four walks, one hit-by-pitch, a 1.176 slugging percentage and .682 on-base percentage in five games this past week. He also had two hits in all five games, has seven straight two-hit games and is riding a 17-game hitting streak. On Sunday, the freshman from Suwanee, Georgia, gunned down a runner at the plate from right field, then belted a walkoff home run in the 10th inning to give Clemson a 3-2 win over Boston College. On the season, he is hitting .453 with 20 runs, six doubles, nine homers, 25 RBIs, a .969 slugging percentage and .544 on-base percentage in 19 games.
Ramirez hit .400 with two homers and 12 RBIs as No. 10 North Carolina won five games, including a three-game sweep at Duke. The junior centerfielder from Suffolk, Virginia, had an on-base percentage of .556 and a slugging percentage of .800 for the week, reaching base 15 times in 27 plate appearances. Ramirez reached base five times in two games this week, homering and walking three times both on Tuesday at ECU and Sunday at Duke. He also stole two bases and played errorless baseball in center field with one outfield assist.
O’Donnell (3-1) tossed a complete game four-hitter on Friday to lead the Wolfpack to a 9-1 win over Notre Dame. The junior from Wilmington, North Carolina, scattered four hits over nine innings for his third win of the year. He retired nine of the first 11 faced, then 15 of 18 starting in the fourth inning. O'Donnell walked four and struck out four, going the distance on 121 pitches. The complete game marks the first for a Wolfpack pitcher since Carlos Rodon pulled the feat on April 25, 2014 against Georgia Tech.