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SJU/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers,FL- FGCU (5-7) fresh off a 6-5 upset over #22 Pepperdine University welcomes St Joseph’s University (5-5) to Fort Myers for a weekend series at Swanson Stadium starting Friday night.

Overview:

The Hawks are led by Head Coach Fritz Hamburg who is in 12th season leading St. Joseph’s University. The Hawks have faced Ohio State, University of Pittsburgh, University of Iowa, and West Virginia as part of their non conference schedule. SJU still hasn’t played a home game 10 games into their season. Their home opener was postponed against Rutgers due to equipment issues with the plane flying the Scarlet Knights back home after their previous road trip.

Stats (Hitting):

.230/83 hits/6 HR/44 RBI’s/15 doubles/1 triple/8-13 SB/54 runs

Stats (Pitching):

5-5/5.42 ERA/1.41 WHIP/2 SV/98 hits/64 runs (56 ER)/86 K’s/33 BB/6 HR/4 3B/23 2B/.273 BAA

Players To Watch For:

6’0 SR C James McConnon (R/R)

STATS: .370/0 HR/1 RBI/10 hits/.370 SLG/2 K/4 BB

6’5 SO INF Nate Thomas (L/R)

STATS: .341/2 HR/11 RBI’s/14 hits/2 2B/.537 SLG/13 K/6 BB

5’10 JR OF Jake Artz (R/R)

STATS: .308/0 HR/3 RBI’s/12 hits/3 2B/.385 SLG/9 K/6 BB

Pitchers To Watch For:

6’1 SR RHP Jordan DiValerio (R/R)

STATS: 3-0/1.06 ERA/0.82 WHIP/17 IP/10 hits/4 R (2 ER)/26 K’s/4 BB/1 HR/2 2B/.164 BAA

6’0 JR RHP/UTL Cole Stezar (R/R)

STATS: 0-0/0.00 ERA/1.36 WHIP/2 SV/2.2 IP/2 hits/1 R/2 K’s/1 BB/1 3B/.182 BAA

6’3 SO RHP Mike Falco (R/R)

STATS: 1-0/3.86 ERA/1.43 WHIP/7 IP/5 hits/3 R (3 ER)/9 K’s/5 BB/2 2B/.217 BA

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