FAU/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (13-8) looks to get back on track, as they face FAU (14-9) Tuesday night at home.

2021 FAU Pitching Stats:

14-9/6.26 ERA/1.48 WHIP/200 IP/204 H/153 R (139 ER)/208 K/92 BB/29 2B/3 3B/29 HR/778 AB/.262 BAA

2021 FAU Batting Stats (23 Games):

.268/.821 OPS/164 R/207 H/38 2B/5 3B/32 HR/151 RBI’s/351 TB/.455 SLG%/.366 OB%

Players To Watch For (FAU):

6’3 FR INF/OF L/R Nolan Schanuel

.341/1.055 OPS/21 R/30 H/5 2B/3B/6 HR/33 RBI’s/.625 SLG%/.430 OB%

6’0 SR INF L/R Wilfredo Alvarez

.333/.882 OPS/30 R/31 H/5 2B/3B/HR/11 RBI’s/.441 SLG%/.441 OB%

5’11 SO OF/RHP L/R Mitchell Hartigan

.298/.811 OPS/14 R/25 H/9 2B/HR/12 RBI’s/.440 SLG%/.371 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’11 SR INF R/R Richie Garcia

.372/1.016 OPS/2 R/29 H/6 2B/2 HR/18 RBI’s/.526 SLG%/.490 OB%

5’11 SR INF/OF R/R Cameron Krzeminski

.368/.964 OPS/13 R/21 H/4 2B/3B/HR/12 RBIs/.526 SLG%/.438 OB%

6’2 R-SO OF L/R Brian Ellis

.365/.885 OPS/22 R/31 H/3 2B/3B/16 RBI’s/.424 SLG%/.461 OB%

Pitchers To Watch For (FAU):

6’3 SO LHP Hunter Cooley

4-1/2.76 ERA/1.06 WHIP/CG/29.1 IP/24 H/9 ER/30 K/7 BB/4 2B/3 HR/107 AB/.224 BAA

5’11 R-JR LHP Matt Sparling

2-1/4.55 ERA/1.05 WHIP/27.2 IP/18 H/16 R (14 ER)/33 K/11 BB/5 2B/5 HR/.182 BAA

6’5 FR RHP Dante Visconti

0-1/5.02 ERA/1.26 WHIP/14.1 IP/11 H/8 ER/13 K/7 BB/2B/3 HR/.212 BAA

Overview:

FGCU gets to run it back with FAU, after dropping 2 out of 3 games vs the Owls earlier in non conference play.

FAU swept Marshall to begin C-USA play, and head into this game, winners of their last four games.

The Owls are led by 6’3 FR INF Nolan Schanuel, who has had a sensational season as a first year player, batting .341 with 6 HR, 33 RBI’s. Richie Garcia remains hot for the Eagles, as he went 6 for 6 Saturday night, and has paced the Eagles batting .372 with 2 HR, 18 RBI’s.

Prediction:

FGCU 6 FAU 4

The Eagles get the win, and split the four games this season vs FAU.

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