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Robby Martin named national hitter of week

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending Sunday. Florida State sophomore outfielder Robby Martin was named National Hitter of the Week, while Vanderbilt sophomore right-handed pitcher Jack Leiter was named National Pitcher of the Week.

Martin hit .550 and slugged 1.150 for the week with three home runs, three doubles and 12 RBI as Florida State swept four games versus top-10 rivals Florida and Miami. In addition to going 11 for 20 at the plate, Martin scored nine runs.

Martin hit two home runs and drove in five runs in Tuesday night’s win over the fifth-ranked Gators. In the Seminoles’ ACC series road sweep at Miami, the Tampa native was 8 for 15 with three doubles and a home run as FSU outscored the Hurricanes by a combined 34-2 in the three games.

Making his first career SEC start this weekend, Leiter pitched a no-hitter against No. 16 South Carolina on Saturday. The no-hit performance marked the first regular-season, nine-inning no-hit outing in program history since 1971, and first in an SEC conference game since 2016.