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April 18, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia infielder Steven Proscia has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet, while Georgia Tech’s Mark Pope earned Pitcher of the Week honors presented by Chevrolet.
Proscia had a monster week at the plate, tallying a team-high 12 hits and eight RBI as Virginia swept five games. The Suffern, N.Y., native recorded four multiple-hit games, including a trio of three-hit games. In last Tuesday’s win over Georgetown, Proscia hit a three-run home run in UVa’s rain-shortened win. In the Cavaliers’ Wednesday comeback win over Coastal Carolina, Proscia hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning to cap a three-run comeback.
Proscia then went 5-for-8 in UVa’s Sunday doubleheader sweep of Duke, including a key home run in the sixth inning of the first game.
Pope held Wake Forest to just one hit over nine innings, tossing his fourth complete game of the season in a 5-1 win over the Demon Deacons on Friday night. He retired 16 of the final 18 batters of the game, including a stretch of 14 straight at one point. The Marietta, Ga., native retired the side in six of the nine innings. It was the first one-hitter tossed by a Georgia Tech pitcher in a nine-inning game since the 1997 season and marked the fewest hit total Wake Forest had been held to all season.
Pope, who was named ACC Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season and a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week, added eight strikeouts en route to his eighth win of the year.