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FSU Baseball Player of the Week: D.J. Stewart

It was a disappointing end to another solid season for Florida State over the weekend as the Seminoles were handled by rival Florida in the Gainesville Super Regional. FSU was outscored 24-9 over the two games, but one outfielder was responsible for five of the nine Seminole runs.

Junior D.J. Stewart is the Florida State Baseball Player of the Week for the Gainesville Super Regional.

Stewart went just 2-for-9 in Gainesville, but each of his two hits left the yard. Stewart hit a 2-run home run in the eighth inning to break up the shutout in Friday’s 13-5 loss to Florida.

On Saturday, Stewart blasted a second 2-run home run in the fifth inning. He finished the Super Regional with three runs scored and four RBIs.

With a .318 batting average, 15 home runs, 59 RBIs and a .500 on-base percentage, Stewart led the Seminoles in virtually every offensive category in 2015. Expected to go very high in this week’s Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, Stewart has likely played his last game for FSU.

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About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on SI.com, FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.