Deland, FL- #2 seed FGCU (42-18) lost in the ASUN Championship game to #1 seed Lipscomb University (36-24), 12-6, Sunday afternoon from Melching Field at Conrad Park.

W-Michael Dunkelberger (3-6)

5.1 IP, 7 H. 6 R (ALL ER), 5 K, BB

L-Nick Love (5-3)

2.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R (ALL ER)

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Edrick Felix 2/5, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI’s

Joe Kinker 2/4, R, HR, RBI

Brian Ellis 2/4, R

Outstanding Players (LU):

Alex Vergara 3/4, 3 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI’s

Jake Berg 2/5, R, 2 RBI’s

Will Lee 1/2, R, 2 RBI’s


Lipscomb decided to get into a slugfest with FGCU, and took a page out of the Eagles book, hitting 5 home runs en route to an ASUN Championship. Alex Vergara led the Bisons offensively, hitting 3 home runs, and driving in 5 runs. Bisons starter Michael Dunkelberger (3-6) was efficient when he needed to be earlier in the game, as Lipscomb built a 12-3 lead after 5 innings. The Lipscomb bullpen was relentless, not allowing any runs, and the regular season champions added an ASUN Championship title to their mantle. FGCU starting pitcher Nick Love (5-3) struggled and allowed 5 earned runs in 2 innings pitched. Edrick Felix led the Eagles offensively, hitting 2 home runs, and driving in 5 runs in the game. Joe Kinker also hit a home run for FGCU. It’s disappointing seeing the season possibly end here, seeing this team have an incredible season offensively, but had to overcome 2 Tommy John surgeries to their top starters. We are so thankful to cover the seniors from this team, and wish them all the best if the team does not receive an at-large bid.

What’s Next:

FGCU waits to see if they receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, with the field being announced Monday afternoon at noon, on ESPN 2.


Deland, FL- #2 seed FGCU (41-17, 3-0 ASUN pool play) defeats #3 seed Liberty University (27-30, 1-2, ASUN pool play), 15-12, Friday afternoon from Melching Field at Conrad Park.

W-Dawson Place (1-0)

3.2 IP, 4 H, ER, 5 K

L-Ryan Butler (0-2)

5.0 IP, 8 H, 9 R (ALL ER), 5 K, 2 BB

Outstanding Players (LU):

John Simmons 2/4, 3 R, HR, 4 RBI

Todd Hudson 1/3, 2 R, 3 RBI’s

Brayden Horton 2/5, 2 RBI’s

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Alejandro Figueredo 3/4, 4 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI’s

Trevor Kole 3/4, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI’s

Harrison Povey 2/4, R, HR, 3 RBI’s


In a game that saw both teams combine for 27 runs, and 29 hits, we had a slugfest in Deland. #2 seed FGCU did what they had to do to earn the #1 seed for the ASUN Championship semifinals, and it never hurts going 3-0 in ASUN Conference pool play. Dawson Place (1-0) earned the win, pitching 3.2 inning, allowing an earned run, and four hits, while striking out 5 Flames. Alejandro Figueredo finished with a game high 5 RBI’s, which included 2 home runs. Trevor Kole continues to remain hot offensively, finishing with another home run, and 3 RBI’s. Harrison Povey also went deep again, finishing with a home run, and 3 RBI’s. Liberty was led offensively by John Simmons, who finished with a home run, and 4 RBI’s. The Eagles have extended their season, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store this weekend for FGCU.

What’s Next:

#2 seed FGCU (41-17) will face #7 seed Jacksonville State (27-28) in the ASUN Championship semifinals, Saturday morning at 11 AM, from Melching Field at Conrad Park. JSU still has to face Austin Peay tonight, in their final game in pool play.


Deland, FL- #2 seed FGCU (40-17) came from behind to defeat #1 seed Lipscomb University (33-24), 6-5, Thursday afternoon from Melching Field at Conrad Park.

W-Alejandro Valiente (5-2)

1.0 IP, 2 BB

L-Ethan Smith (2-1)

1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R (ALL ER)

S-Connor O’Hara (5)

1.0 IP, 2 R, K, 3 BB

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Harrison Povey 1/3, R, HR, 3 RBI’s

Trevor Kole 2/4, R, HR, RBI

Joe Kinker 1/4, R, RBI

Outstanding Players (LU):

Jake Berg 1/3, R, HR, 2 RBI’s

Austin Kelly 1/4, R, RBI

Mason Lundgrin 1/4, RBI


What a rally for the Eagles in the 9th inning this afternoon vs Lipscomb University! This game had all the feels of a postseason game, with a 2 run home run from Jake Berg that opened up the scoring. He previously hit a double, but the play was reviewed, and later called a foul ball. Two pitches later, Jake deposited the ball into the seats. Lipscomb would add on another run in the bottom of the 2nd, courtesy of a Caleb Ketchup ground out (3-0). Alejandro Rodriguez got the Eagles back on the board, with an RBI single that hit Bisons pitcher Bryce Houghton (3-1). The game moved along with not much to show for, until the top of the 7th. Trevor Kole hit a solo home run, and FGCU was back within one run (3-2). With the Eagles down to their last three outs in the top of the 9th, Joe Kinker tied the game up with a sacrifice fly, that scored Jalen Townsend. Later in the inning, the Eagles took the lead for good, with Harrison Povey hitting the go-ahead three run homer with 2 outs in the inning. Earlier in the inning, Edrick Felix was hit in the face, but able to remain in the game. Connor O’Hara ran into some trouble in the bottom of the 9th, walking three batters, but was able to get gain his composure back, and make the necessary pitches to secure the save. With the win, the Eagles advanced to the ASUN Conference semifinals, which will take place Saturday in Deland.

What’s Next:

#2 seed FGCU faces #3 seed Liberty University, Friday afternoon at 2:30 PM, in the final game of pool play, from Melching Field at Conrad Park in Deland.

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