USF/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (7-4) faces a hot USF (7-3) team, that hasn’t lost a game, since being swept by the Eagles to start the year, for a game three series starting Friday night. Friday and Sunday’s games will be played at Swanson Stadium, and Saturday the Eagles will be on the road, to face the Bulls at USF Baseball Stadium.

2021 USF Hitting Stats:

.310/70 R/112 H/18 2B/3 3B/13 HR/66 RBI’s/.485 SLG/80 SO/40 BB/.390 OB%

2021 USF Pitching Stats:

7-3/3.76 ERA/CG/2 SV/91.0 IP/83 H/52 R (38 ER)/109 K/30 BB/12 2B/8 HR/.241 BAA

Players To Watch For (USF):

6’3 FR OF Matt Ruiz

.444/11 R/20 H/5 2B/2 3B/HR/7 RBI’s/.711 SLG/.479 OB%

6’0 R-FR UTL/P Carmine Lane

.429/8 R/15 H/2B/HR/7 RBI’s/.543 SLG/.487 OB%

6’6 FR RHP/UTL Drew Brutcher

.415/14 R/17 H/3 2B/5 HR/9 RBI’s/.854 SLG/.529 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGGU):

6’1 SO UTL R/R Joe Kinker

.375/6 R/15 H/2 2B/2 HR/12 RBI’s/.575 SLG/.468 OB%

5’10 SR INF R/R Richie Garcia

.324/11 R/12 H/2 2B/2 HR/8 RBI’s/.541 SLG/.468 OB%

6’2 R-SO OF L/R Brian Ellis

.308/9 R/12 H/2B/7 RBI/.333 SLG/.417 OB%

Overview:

USF heads into this series on fire, winners of their last seven games, after a four game home sweep of FAMU, and a three game road sweep of Stetson University. Stetson was 10-0 and ranked before being swept by the Bulls so those are some very impressive wins.

The Eagles began the season with a sweep of the Bulls, and have gone 4-4 since the first series. The offense has been great though and while Mason Studstill has been the glue and the stud we always know he can be, and you can’t say enough about how well Gus Carter has pitched for FGCU. Expect the Eagles to get back on track, end this small losing streak, and have a great weekend vs a tough team in USF, who they had success against earlier in the year.

Prediction:

FGCU takes 2 out of 3 games vs USF.

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