Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (1-6) welcomes Eastern Michigan University (1-5) to Swanson Stadium Tuesday night at 6:30 PM.
EMU comes into this game struggling like FGCU. They have played two series this season facing Austin Peay (losing 2 out of 3) and being swept by the University of Pittsburgh. FGCU had faced EMU five times overall and has won all 5 games vs the Eagles. The Eagles (EMU) have been on the road for every game this season.
EMU is led by Head Coach Eric Roof who is in his 2nd season. Roof played three seasons in the minor leagues for the Tigers organization. He played his college baseball at Michigan State (2007-2009).
The Eagles (EMU) have hit .258 while scoring 36 runs, 54 hits, 31 RBI’s, 3 HR’s, 16 walks, stolen 3 bases, and struck out 43 times this season.
The pitching staff for EMU in 49 IP has a 7.90 ERA, allowing 69 hits, 44 runs (43 ER), 7 home runs, 20 doubles, 1 triple, while striking out 54 and walking 32. In 207 at bats, batters are hitting .333 vs EMU.
Players To Watch For:
SR 6’1 OF (R/R) Jeff Timko .346/0 HR/3 RBI’s/9 hits
JR 6’1 IF/OF (R/R) Shane Easter .294/1 HR/5 RBI’s/5 hits
SR 6’0 C/OF (R/R) Nick Jones .292/0 HR/4 RBI’s/7 hits