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FSU Baseball: Postseason News and Notes

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Florida State’s baseball season may have ended last month, but the Seminoles managed to make a decent amount of noise this week. Here’s a look at some headlines regarding FSU that you may have missed.

Taylor Walls to Play for Team USA
Florida State sophomore shortstop Taylor Walls was selected to play for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team on Friday. After hitting just .220 as a freshman, Walls had a breakout year as a sophomore in 2016 at the top of the FSU order. Walls hit .355 this past season with six home runs, 46 RBIs and an ACC-high 72 runs scored. Walls is one of five ACC players selected to be part of the team.

Drew Enshrined in College Baseball Hall of Fame
Legendary Florida State outfielder J.D. Drew was enshrined in the National College Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday. During his three years at Florida State from 1995-97, Drew hit .391 with 69 home runs and 257 career RBIs. As a junior in 1997, Drew was a Consensus All-American and won the Golden Spikes Award as the nation’s best player, hitting .455 with 31 home runs and 100 RBIs. Drew spent 14 seasons in the major leagues, where he was a world champion and the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVP.

Busby Hits Nine Out in Home Run Derby
Florida State sophomore first baseman Dylan Busby hit nine home runs in the first round of TD Ameritrade Collegiate Home Run Derby on Sunday night. Unfortunately for Busby, that was not enough to advance, but a worthwhile showing nonetheless. East Tennessee State’s Hagen Owenby won the contest.

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