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Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

For the fourth time this season, San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey earns Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week honors. Posey is the top professional athlete from Florida State for the week of August 18th through the 24th for his efforts at the plate.

In five games this week for the Giants, Posey hit .409, going 9-for-22 at the dish. Five of Posey’s nine hits went for extra bases which included home runs on Thursday and Friday night. During the five-game stretch, Posey also drove in three runs and scored five more.

After a slow start to the season, Posey now leads the Giants with 61 RBIs on the season and is second on the team in home runs and batting average by the narrowest of margins. Posey is a big reason why San Francisco clings to the final wild card spot in the National League.

Mike Ferguson

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.

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