Turner Named National, ACC Player of the Week

Trea Turner

NC State baseball's Trea Turner has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week and one of seven Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week, released Monday by the conference office and College Baseball Newspaper.

NC State baseball's Trea Turner has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week and one of seven Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week, released Monday by the conference office and College Baseball Newspaper.

Turner hit .818 with an .867 on-base percentage to lead the Wolfpack to a sweep of Coastal Carolina. The junior started the weekend by reaching base safely in 10 straight plate appearances, and was only put out twice the entire series. He finished the three-game set slugging 1.364 with 11 runs, nine hits, three RBIs, three extra-base hits, and four walks.

A native of Lake Worth, Fla., Turner was a perfect 6-for-6 on stolen bases including a steal of home. On Saturday, he had four steals for his third career game with at least four. On Sunday, he was a double shy of hitting for the cycle when he was intentionally walked in the eighth inning.

The honor marks the second-straight week NC State has had an ACC Player or Pitcher of the Week after Carlos Rodon captured last week's award for his 15-strikeout performance against Georgia Tech.

It's the second career ACC Player of the Week award for Turner. He previously claimed the honor during his freshman year, following his tying of the ACC single-game stolen base record at Clemson in April 2012.

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