Boca Raton, FL- FGCU (0-4) dropped another close game Tuesday night to FAU (4-0) 6-4 from FAU Baseball Stadium.
FGCU blew another late inning late Tuesday night and. Nikolas Bitner started the started for the Eagles and went 3 innings allowing 4 hits, 3 runs (2 ER), and struck out 2 while walking 2 in 67 pitches. Tyler Shuck took the loss (0-2) and allowed 2 earned runs while facing 4 batters in 0.2 of an inning. Mike Etenza (1-0) got the win pitching 2.1 innings of relief allowing no runs, 1 hit, striking out 4 and walking 1. Mitchell Hartigan shut the door allowing 2 hits but getting the save for the Owls.
FGCU did all of their scoring in the 3rd inning of the game tonight scoring 4 runs. Alex Brait rallied the Eagles with an RBI single that scored Brian Ellis and Richie Garcia unloaded the bases with a 3-RBI double giving the Eagles a 4-1 lead. FAU took the lead in the 6th inning of the game on a 2 out, 2 RBI single by Bobby Morgensen. Now with the losses out of the way, it’s time for the Eagles to earn Coach Dave Tollett’s 600th win at Swanson Stadium this weekend.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Richie Garcia: 1 hit, 3 RBI’s
Alex Brait: 3 hits, 1 RBI
Outstanding Players (FAU):
Bobby Morgensen: 2 hits, 3 RBI’s
Mitchell Hartigan: 2 hits, 1 RBI
The Eagles return home to Swanson Stadium for their first homestand of the season and face Kent State University (2-1) Friday-Sunday (2/21-2/23).