April 25, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
Florida State's Busby, Florida's Faedo honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 23. Florida State junior infielder Dylan Busby was named National Hitter of the Week, while Florida junior right-handed pitcher Alex Faedo was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Busby became the first Seminole with three or more RBIs in five straight games, leading Florida State to a series win over No. 4 Clemson and a split with rival Miami. On Monday against the Tigers, the Sarasota, Fla., native’s three-run double gave FSU its first lead. Against Stetson on Wednesday, he went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs. At the Hurricanes on Friday, Busby was 3-for-5 with a 3-run home run and an RBI double in the ninth. His average has jumped to .305, 35 points higher than when the Clemson series started April 15. The junior third baseman was 8-for-18 in the five games during the week, with 10 runs driven in, two doubles, and three home runs.

Faedo pitched 8-2/3 scoreless innings in a win against No. 18 South Carolina last Thursday. The Tampa native tied his career-long outing against the Gamecocks and allowed just three hits in the Gators 1-0 win in the series opener. Florida has four 1-0 wins this season with three of them coming in starts by Faedo. He struck out nine and only allowed one runner to reach third base in his latest outing.

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For more information on the NCBWA Division I National Players of the Week, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro at West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.

2017 NCBWA Division I Players of the Week:
• Feb. 21: Andrew Kendrick, Youngstown State (Hitter); Jared Poché, LSU and Robbie Welhaf, Elon (Pitcher)
• Feb. 28: Brent Rooker, Mississippi State (Hitter); Justin Dillon, Sacramento State (Pitcher)
• March 7: Chase Lunceford, Louisiana Tech (Hitter); Danny Hrbek, Radford and Parker Rigler, Kansas State (Pitcher)
• March 14: Connor Smith, Western Michigan (Hitter); Eli Morgan, Gonzaga (Pitcher)
• March 21: Jake Scheiner, Houston (Hitter); John Gavin, Cal State Fullerton (Pitcher)
• March 28: Matt Lloyd, Indiana (Hitter); Cory Abbott, Loyola Marymount (Pitcher)
• April 4: Keaton Kringlen, BYU (Hitter); Alex Cunningham, Coastal Carolina (Pitcher)
• April 11: Brent Rooker, Mississippi State (Hitter); Michael Grove, West Virginia (Pitcher)
• April 18: Stuart Fairchild, Wake Forest (Hitter); Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt (Pitcher)
• April 25: Dylan Busby, Florida State (Hitter); Alex Faedo, Florida (Pitcher)
• May 2: Hunter Hargrove, Texas Tech (Hitter); David Peterson, Oregon (Pitcher)
• May 9: Dan Kerwin, UT Martin (Hitter); Trevor Stephan, Arkansas (Pitcher)
• May 16: Jared Barnes, South Alabama (Hitter); Zach Prendergast, Seton Hall (Pitcher)
• May 23: Kevin Milam, St. Mary's (Hitter); Cole Bartlett, Missouri (Pitcher)

2017 NCBWA Division I Players of the Month:
• February: Brendon McKay, Lousiville (Hitter); James Poché, LSU (Pitcher)
• March: Brent Rooker, Mississippi State (Hitter); David Peterson, Oregon (Pitcher)
• April: Drew Ellis, Louisville (Hitter); Jake Thompson, Oregon State (Pitcher)
• May: Chris Carrier, Memphis (Hitter); Trey Cumbie, Houston (Pitcher)