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Weaver Honored by Perfect Game
Luke Weaver led the Seminoles in strikeouts and innings pitched in 2013.

Luke Weaver led the Seminoles in strikeouts and innings pitched in 2013.

Jan. 20, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State's Luke Weaver was named a second team Preseason All-American as announced by Perfect Game USA on Monday morning.

It marks the third preseason accolade for the junior right hander as Weaver was also selected as a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger and earned third team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Weaver is coming off a spectacular sophomore season in which he made 15 starts and posted a 7-2 record with a 2.29 ERA. The DeLand, Fla., native recorded 119 strikeouts in 98.1 innings, both team-highs, while holding opponents to a .221 batting average. Weaver finished the year ranked nationally in strikeouts (11th), strikeouts per nine innings (11th, 10.89) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (13th, 6.26). He yielded just 19 walks on the year.

Weaver was dominant in his start against Troy in the Tallahassee Regional recording a career-high 14 strikeouts, the most by a Seminole pitcher since 2006, as he allowed only four hits and no walks in an 11-0 win. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of Regional following his performance. Weaver also pitched for the U.S. Collegiate National Team this past summer making five starts and posting a 2.14 ERA in 21.0 innings of work.

Florida State opens the 2014 baseball season at home on Friday, February 14 against Niagara at 4:00 p.m.

2014 Perfect Game Preseason All-Americans
FIRST TEAM
C Kyle Schwarber, Indiana
1B Sam Travis, Indiana
2B Ross Kivett, Kansas State
SS Trea Turner, NC State
OF Michael Conforto, Oregon State
OF Derek Fisher, Virginia
OF Bradley Zimmer, San Francisco
DH Alex Bregman, LSU
UT Nick Howard, Virginia

SP Carlos Rodon, NC State
SP Jeff Hoffman, East Carolina
SP Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt
SP Aaron Nola, LSU
RP Zech Lemond, Rice
RP Nick Burdi, Louisville

SECOND TEAM
C Grayson Greiner, South Carolina
1B Casey Gillaspie, Wichita State
2B Brian Anderson, Arkansas
SS Branden Cogswell, Virginia
3B Alex Blandino, Stanford
OF Brandon Downes, Virginia
OF Dylan Davis, Oregon State
OF Ian Happ, Cincinnati
DH Mike Papi, Virginia
UT AJ Reed, Kentucky

SP Justin Garza, Cal State Fullerton
SP Luke Weaver, Florida State
SP Brandon Finnegan, TCU
SP Andrew Moore, Oregon State
RP David Berg, UCLA
RP Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State

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