FGCU BASEBALL PREVIEW
Fort Myers, FL- The FGCU Baseball team begins their season on the road on February 14th vs Tulane. The Eagles are led by Head Coach Dave Tollett who is heading into his 18th season leading the team.
Top Returning Hitters:
SO UTL (R) Joe Kinker
SR C/OF (L/R) Alex Brait
SR 3B (R) Richie Garcia
Sophomore utility player Joe Kinker returns as the leading hitter for FGCU and hit .324 last season (7 HR, 40 RBI,.492 SLG) as a freshman. He is joined by Senior C/OF Alex Brait who hit .321 (4 HR, 30 RBI, SLG .414) and Senior 3B Richie Garcia who hit .289 (6 HR, 29 RBI, .453 SLG).
Top Returning Pitchers:
SR RHP Mason Studstill
SR RHP Hunter McGarry
Mason Studstill returns as the ace of the FGCU pitching staff and earned ASUN 1st Team all-conference honors last season, and was named to the 2019 watch list for the College Baseball Foundation’s Pitcher of the Year award. Mason had a 5-2 record last season with a 2.60 ERA.
Closer Hunter McGarry returns after earning ASUN 2nd team All-Conference honors from his 6-2, 3.05 ERA, 9 SV season last year.
ASUN Preseason Awards/ASUN Coaches Poll:
FGCU was picked to finish 2nd in the ASUN Coaches Poll and received 4 1st place votes. Liberty was picked to finish 1st and they received 5 1st place votes.
Mason Studstill (SP), Alex Brait (C), Richie Garcia (3B), and Joe Kinker (DH) were announced as members of the ASUN Preseason All-Conference Team.
We look forward to getting to know the players, fans, and coaches at games this season at Swanson Stadium. Go Eagles.