Andy D'Alessio Named ACC Baseball Player of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Clemson's Andy D'Alessio was named this week's Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while North Carolina's Andrew Miller was tabbed Pitcher of the Week for the second straight week.
D'Alessio batted .524 (11-for-21) in five games last week as the Tigers posted a 4-1 record including a three-game sweep of the Miami Hurricanes down in Coral Gables. The junior first-baseman recorded a 1.286 slugging percentage on the week with four doubles and four home runs, while tallying 16 RBIs and seven runs scored. D'Alessio had at least three RBIs and at least one extra-base hit in each of the five games. In a two-game set against No. 19 Georgia, the Naples, Fla., native went a combined 5-for-9 with a double, two home runs, 7 RBIs and four runs scored. Against Miami, D'Alessio compiled a .500 batting average (6-for-12) while hitting a pair of home runs. He also registered three doubles and 9 RBIs as the Tigers outscored the Hurricanes 28-9 in posting a 3-0 record on the weekend. D'Alessio also stole a base and was errorless in 52 chances at first base on the week.
Miller posted his second straight shutout performance against a top-five opponent last Friday as he picked up the win over No. 1 Florida State, a 4-0 victory in Chapel Hill. The junior hurler threw seven scoreless innings allowing just four hits and one walk, while striking out nine Seminole batters. Of his four hits allowed, only one made it through the infield. Miller gave up just two singles over the first six innings before giving up back-to-back infield singles in the seventh. With the win, the Gainesville, Fla., native runs his record to 6-0 on the year, while lowering his ERA to 1.34. He currently has a run of 15 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to his March 18 start against Maryland.
D'Alessio National & ACC Player-of-the-Week
Junior first-baseman Andy D'Alessio was one of five players named as National Players-of-the-Week by Collegiate Baseball on April 3. He was named ACC Player-of-the-Week as well for his efforts in five games from March 28 to April 2. In two games against #19 Georgia and three at #11 Miami (FL), he was 11-for-21 (.524) with seven runs scored, four doubles, four home runs, 16 RBIs, and a 1.286 slugging percentage, helping the Tigers to a 4-1 record. He had at least three RBIs and one extra-base hit in each of the five games. He has seven homers and 26 RBIs in the last 10 games to raise his season totals to nine homers, 37 RBIs, and a .343 batting average.