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
SP Carlos Rodon, NC State
SP Justin Garza, Cal State Fullerton