March 17, 2014
Zagunis earns ACC Player of the Week nod
The junior catcher led the Hokies in an ACC sweep of Pittsburgh

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech junior catcher Mark Zagunis and Florida State junior pitcher Luke Weaver have been named the ACC Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, as announced Monday by the conference.

Zagunis helped the Hokies sweep Pittsburgh as he batted .400 in the series with four runs and six RBIs. On the week, he hit .500 while scoring 10 runs and driving in eight. He posted a .607 on-base percentage for the week and slugged a team-high .682.

In the second game of the series against the Panthers, the Cinnaminson, N.J., native connected on a three-run home run to spark a nine-run comeback victory. In the series finale, he hit a bases-loaded RBI single in the third inning to spark a seven-run frame. It was the first sweep in an ACC home-opening series in Virginia Tech history, and the first time they scored at least 10 runs in all three games of a conference series since 1994.

Weaver went toe-to-toe with NC State’s Carlos Rodon in the opening game of the three-game series, a 6-1 victory for the Seminoles over the seventh-ranked Wolfpack. Weaver picked up his fourth win in his fifth start of the season, working 6.1 innings on Friday night.

The DeLand, Fla., native gave up just one run on seven hits as he walked two and struck out seven. After striking out the side in the top of the first inning, the junior retired 10 of the first 11 batters he faced.

For Zagunis, this is his first ACC Player of the Week honor and it's just the eighth ever picked up by a Hokie. The previous Tech players to be named were Andrew Rash (2), Chad Pinder, Austin Wates, Steve Domecus, Anthony Sosnoskie and Bryan Thomas.

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