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Feb. 25, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State’s Marcus Davis and Maryland’s Charlie White have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Co-Players of the Week, while NC State’s Carlos Rodon earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors.
Davis continued his torrid start to the 2013 campaign as the Seminole outfielder/designated hitter led Florida State to a perfect 4-0 week including a three-game series sweep of USF. The Cincinnati, Ohio, junior hit .615 (8-for-13) on the week, as five of his eight hits went for extra bases with three home runs and two doubles. He drove in at least one run, scored at least one run and picked up at least one hit in all four games. The junior college transfer was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle in game one against USF as he went single, solo home run, walk, double and single. At one point during the week, Davis reached base safely in eight consecutive at-bats.
White served as the Terrapins’ catalyst in their four-game series sweep of Oakland, stealing 10 bases in 10 attempts while going 10-of-15 at the plate (.667), drawing five walks and scoring six runs. Three of White’s 10 hits went for extra bases, and he drove in five runs. The sophomore center fielder from Naperville, Ill,, stole four bases in game 1 of the series, the most stolen bases in a single game for a Terrapin since 1998 (Larry Long vs. Howard). -White’s effort helped the Terps swipe a school-record 11 bases in game one and register 26 stolen bases in the four-game series.
Rodon worked seven near-perfect innings as he combined with freshman reliever Karl Keglovits to throw the Wolfpack’s first no-hitter since 2005. Rodon struck out a career-high 14 batters in a 5-0 win over La Salle while walking just one over the first seven innings — fanning the last six batters he faced. Keglovits pitched a perfect eighth and ninth in his first collegiate appearance to nail down the no-hitter. Since giving up a fourth-inning home run to Appalachian State's Preston Troutman on Feb. 15, Rodon has faced 31 batters without allowing a hit, striking out 16. The All-Ameircan from Holly Springs, N.C., retired 28 of the 31 men he faced in that span, walking two. The other reached on an error.
Davis, White and Rodon were all named National Players/Pitchers of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, along with Virginia freshman pitcher Brandon Waddell, who struck out 15 batters in six innings in the Cavaliers’ win over Toledo.