TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With football season winding down Seminole baseball fans can already hear the pings in the air and as baseball season approaches so do the preseason honors. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) put out its 2011 preseason All-America team on Wednesday and included Seminole senior Mike McGee on their first team in the utility spot.
In 2010 the Port St. Lucie, FL native not only went 4-1 with a 2.96 ERA on the mound but he batted .328 with 17 home runs and 73 RBI. He earned Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA first team honors, All-ACC first team honors and he took home the inaugural John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award following his remarkable 2010 campaign. McGee was named a Collegiate Baseball third team All-American as a relief pitcher and he was also a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award.
McGee converted 13 of 15 saves in 2010 and totaled the third-most saves in a single season in FSU history last year. He was equally as dangerous at the plate where he finished sixth in the ACC in home runs and fifth in the conference in RBI. He led FSU in both of those categories as well. He drove in 24 runs in a 12 game stretch during which he had at least one RBI in each game.
Mike Martin’s Seminoles open the 2011 season February 19 versus VMI at Dick Howser Stadium. The coaching legend’s squad is coming off its 20th College World Series appearance, 14 of which have come under Martin’s guidance. The Seminoles were involved in postseason play for the 33rd consecutive year in 2010, the second-longest streak in the nation. For more information on Seminole baseball, please visit Seminoles.com, the official athletic site for Florida State University.