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Notes: Messick named first-team All-ACC

First-team All-ACC pitcher Parker Messick is one of three Seminoles named to the All-ACC teams, the league announced on Packer & Durham Monday morning.

Bryce Hubbart is a second-team pitcher, while outfielder Jaime Ferrer was named to the All-Freshman team.

Messick, from Plant City, Fla., was a four-time ACC Pitcher of the Week, finishing the year with a 6-4 record and 3.05 ERA, with 136 strikeouts and 15 walks in 88.2 innings pitched. Messick ranks second in the country in strikeouts, fifth in strikeouts per nine innings, eighth in strikeout-to-walk ratio and 13th in WHIP. He was the best in the ACC in all four categories.

Messick had a stretch of 30.0 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run at Dick Howser Stadium, a run that included games against No. 7 TCU, No. 9 Louisville and No. 16 Notre Dame. He was the starting pitcher for three of FSU’s four shutout wins – against TCU, Louisville and Samford.

His 136 strikeouts are 13th in FSU single-season history and the fourth most in a regular season. His four ACC Pitcher of the Week honors were two more than any other player this season.

Hubbart, from Windermere, Fla., led FSU with a 2.97 ERA and 8-2 record. He struck out 90 batters with 18 walks over 69.2 innings. Hubbart twice was named ACC Pitcher of the Week – for games against James Madison (5.0 IP, 13 K) and Boston College (7.0 IP, 1 H, 11 K). Against Miami, Hubbart struck out 10 batters for his eighth win of the season.

Hubbart (February) and Messick (April) both earned NCBWA National Pitcher of the Month honors in 2022.

Ferrer, from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, led FSU with a .317 batting average, 199 at-bats, 35 runs, 63 hits, 16 doubles and a .441 on-base percentage. He was hit by a pitch 23 times, the most in the ACC and the second-most in a season in Florida State history.

Ferrer’s 63 hits and 16 doubles are the most for a Seminole freshman since Cal Raleigh had 69 and 16, respectively, in 2016.

Regional projections

FSU was viewed as a regional host by D1baseball.com going into the UNC series. But a Tar Heels sweep has the latest D1 projections shifting dramatically with the Seminoles now a No. 3 seed in a regional at Auburn.

The Seminoles’ strength of schedule is viewed favorably at No. 3 nationally but the RPI has sunk 12 spots to 29th. FSU dropped out of the Baseball America rankings and D1baseball.com top 25.

Up next

The Seminoles play Virginia in the ACC Tournament on Wednesday. The full tournament schedule is here.

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