FGCU/FAMU PREVIEW

Tallahassee, FL- FGCU (10-5) heads on the road, to face FAMU (3-14), for a four game series, starting Friday night, from Moore-Kittles Field.

Game Schedule:

Fri: 5 PM

Sat (DH): 1 PM

Sun: 12 PM

2021 FAMU Pitching Stats:

3-14/6.80 ERA/2 CG/2 SV/135.0 IP/172 H/119 R (102 ER)/119 K/72 BB/32 2B/3 3B/14 HR/.310 BAA

2021 FAMU Hitting Stats:

.207/53 R/108 H/16 2B/3 3B/10 HR/47 RBI’s/.306 SLG/.290 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’10 SR INF R/R Richie Garcia

.365/1.058 OPS/15 R/19 H/4 2B/2 HR/13 RBI’s/.558 SLG/.500 OB%

6’1 SO UTL R/R Joe Kinker

.345/.916 OPS/10 R/20 H/2 2B/2 HR/13 RBI’s/.483 SLG/.433 OB%

6’2 R-SO OF L/R Brian Ellis

.333/.777 OPS/14 R/19 H/2B/8 RBI’s/.351 SLG/.426 OB%

Players To Watch For (FAMU):

5’7 FR INF S/R Joseph Pierini

.302/.747 OPS/4 R/13 H/2B/3B/4 RBI’s/.372 SLG/.375 OB%

6’1 JR OF R/R LJ Bryant

.286/.846 OPS/7 R/16 H/5 2B/3B/HR/9 RBI’s/.464 SLG/.382 OB%

5’8 SR OF R/R Seyjuan Lawrence

.277/.604 OPS/4 R/13 H/2B/3 RBI’s/.298 SLG/.306 OB%

Pitchers To Watch For (FAMU):

6’0 SO RHP Benjamin Krizen

1-0/2.61 ERA/1.94 WHIP/7 APP/10.1 IP/17 H/5 R/3 R (3 ER)/11 K/3 BB/2B/.386 BAA

6’6 SO LHP Shawn Host

0-0/3.27 ERA/1.00 WHIP/11.0 IP/6 H/4 R (4 ER)/7 K/5 BB/2B/3B/HR/.162 BAA

6’3 SR RHP Josh Wilson

0-0/3.72 ERA/1.24 WHIP/9.2 IP/12 H/5 R (4 ER)/11 K/2B/HR/.308 BAA

Overview:

FGCU heads into this series winners of 3 of their last 4 games and ready to get back on track after a tough loss to #5 Miami. FAMU has struggled this season with their only wins being a 3 game sweep over Grambling State University. The Rattlers have been swept by Stetson USF, and UF this season.

FAMU is led by Head Coach Jamey Shouppe, who has been with the team since 2013. He had led the team to two MEAC Championships in 2015 and 2019. Coach Shouppe spent his last 21 years before FAMU, as an assistant coach at FSU. He also played for FSU, was drafted in the 8th round of the MLB draft, and spent 4 years in the majors with the Houston Astros.

Prediction:

FGCU takes 3 out 4 games from the Rattlers this weekend on the road.

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