Ramsey walks the walk - leading in the clubhouse as well as everywhere else

by Aaron Fitt June 25, 2012 in Baseball

In more than three decades as Florida State’s head coach, Mike Martin has coached his share of special Seminoles. Every now and then, a Florida State player comes along that embodies everything Martin looks for in a young man. He felt that way about Buster Posey, Baseball America’s 2008 College Player of the Year, and he feels that way about James Ramsey.

“I cannot say that I’ve had anybody like this in the program,” Martin said. “Buster Posey was one… Continue Reading

Arioto uses lessons learned from redshirt year to pay dividends as a senior

by Bill Plummer III June 11, 2012 in Softball

What a difference a year makes, especially for University of California senior Valerie Arioto, the winner of the 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

Last year, Arioto was at the WCWS, but she couldn’t play after suffering an injury in the spring of 2010 when she slid into second base, breaking a leg.  She simply had to watch from the dugout.

“At first, it hit me hard and I was pretty upset,” said Arioto.”But as time went by and I realized how much support and help I had,… Continue Reading