Daytona Beach, FL- FGCU (4-7) won two out of three games this weekend, taking the series vs Bethune Cookman (5-7).
Game 1: FGCU 7 BCU 1
Mason Studstill (2-0) dominated the Wildcats thru 6 innings and Sebastian Gruszecki went 2.2 inning to earn the save as the Eagles cruised to victory. The Eagles were offensively by Joe Kinker (1 HR, 2 RBI’s), Richie Garcia (2 RBI’s), and Marc Coffers (2 RBI’s).
Game 2: FGCU 5 BCU 3 (16)
This game was a marathon. The Eagles were down 2-0 until the 8th inning when Joe Kinker and Brandon Dorsey came through with RBI’s to tie the game up. After that the Eagles went up 3-2 in the 10th until BCU rallied to tie the game up on a Chase Debonis single. Marc Coffers and Richie Garcia drove in the runs to lead the Eagles to the series victory in the 15th inning.
Game 3: BCU 9 FGCU 1
BCU finally got their revenge on FGCU salvaging the final game of the series Sunday afternoon. Joey Mugavero (0-2) allowed 10 hits, and 3 earned runs, in 4 innings of work. FGCU got their lone RBI from Richie Garcia in the 8th inning.
FGCU took 2 out of 3 from Bethune Cookman and at this point in non conference play it’s all about winning series. Richie Garcia finished with 4 RBI’s in the series, and Joe Kinker had 3 RBI’s, so the bats are starting to pick up and you’re getting to see the hitters begin to hit for their average in the FGCU lineup.
FGCU returns home to face Pepperdine University (10-1) Tuesday night at 6:30 PM from Swanson Stadium.