Smith ACC Co-Player of the Week

North Carolina's Benji Johnson and Clemson's Marquez Smith were selected as this week's Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Co-Players of the Week, while Virginia's Sean Doolittle was tabbed Pitcher of the Week.

Johnson led the Tar Heels to a 5-0 week, including a sweep of Duke, by hitting .471 (8-for-17) with four home runs and eight RBI. Against High Point on Wednesday, Johnson hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run in the eighth inning of North Carolina's 7-3 win. In the first game of the series against Duke on Friday, the Pittsboro, N.C., sophomore hit a pair of home runs and matched his career high with three RBI. Johnson added a pair of hits the following day, and capped the series with another two hits, including his fourth home run in as many games. The catcher/designated hitter put together a 1.176 slugging percentage and had an on-base percentage of .550 for the week.

Smith hit .429 (6-for-14) with four home runs and seven RBI to lead the Tigers to a 4-0 week, including a sweep of Virginia Tech. Smith hit his four home runs in just two games, smacking a pair of solo shots in Clemson's 10-1 win over Wofford on Wednesday, and adding a two-run shot and a three-run blast in an 11-4 win over the Hokies on Saturday. For the week, the junior from Ocala, Fla., scored six runs and walked once, put together a slugging percentage of 1.286 and played flawless defense at third base, not committing an error in 12 chances.

Doolittle, a sophomore lefthander from Tabernacle, N.J., struck out a career-high 13 batters in the Cavaliers' 6-0 win over Maryland on Friday. Doolittle no-hit the Terrapins for 5.1 innings, retiring the first 17 batters he faced. He struck out the side three times, and fanned eight straight batters at one point in the game. Doolittle finished with just two hits and three walks allowed in 6.1 innings to push his season record to 8-1. Top Stories