Tampa Bay Sports Day

Seminoles’ Nieporte Garners Multiple Weekly Awards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State junior slugger Quincy Nieporte has garnered three awards following his outstanding performances last week against Stetson and Notre Dame.

Among the accolades for the Atlanta, Ga., native include ACC Baseball Player of the Week, Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and College Sports Madness National Hitter of the Week.

Nieporte, who entered this weekend’s clash with ACC rival Notre Dame hitting .243, raised his batting average by 31 points after going 7-of-14 (.500 batting avg.) from the plate with three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI.

His weekend against the Irish began with a season-high five RBI that led FSU to a 12-6 victory over Notre Dame in the series opener on Friday evening. On Saturday, he was 4-of-6 with three RBI, which included a single, his third home run of the season, and a double that set up Jackson Lueck’s walk-off single that gave the Seminoles a 7-6 win in the 12th inning.

FSU’s designated hitter capped off the series finale with Notre Dame by going 1-for-4 from the plate with two RBI and his third home run in three days in the 11-6 win.

Nieporte joins senior captain John Sansone as the second Seminole to receive the player of the week honor from the ACC this season.

Florida State returns to action on Friday evening when the Seminoles head to Clemson for a three-game set with the Tigers at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.