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Heisman winner Winston struggles during busy week

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm •  Published: April 7, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's Jameis Winston completed his busiest seven-day stretch of the spring last week, playing four baseball games and participating in four football practices. The Heisman winner didn't have his best days on the diamond, but coach Jimbo Fisher said he made strides on the football field.

Winston also dealt with the news that Florida State is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education to determine if the university adequately looked into allegations that he assaulted another student in December 2012.

Winston and the football team were honored at the Capitol on Tuesday for Florida State Day.

A look at how the 20-year-old sophomore fared on the baseball field last week:


IN RELIEF: The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder had two relief appearances, but did not record a save. Winston pitched the ninth inning of an 8-3 win against Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday after starting in left field. He allowed a leadoff single up the middle and the second batter reached on an error. Winston struck out the next two swinging and got the final out on a pop-up to right field. He failed to record an out during an 8-7 win against Notre Dame on Friday. Winston entered in the eighth with two outs and a runner on and walked the first batter. He gave up an RBI double down the right-field line and a RBI single before being pulled. Winston's pitching line for the week: 1.0 innings, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 K, 1 BB, 8 batters faced.

AT THE PLATE: Winston went 0 for 8 last week with plate appearances in 3 of 4 games. He was 0 for 3 Tuesday, but walked in the third inning and scored from third on a ground out. Winston was called out for batters interference in the fourth inning, flew out in the seventh and recorded an RBI on a ground out to the shortstop in the eighth inning. Winston was 0 for 1 in an 11-2 win over the Fighting Irish in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday. He was 0 for 4 in the 4-3 win in the second game Sunday. Winston's line this week: 3 games, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 1 R, 3 K.

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