UNF/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (22-15, 8-4 ASUN) returns home to face UNF (15-16, 8-4 ASUN) for a three game series starting Friday night.

Schedule:

4/30 6:30 PM

5/1 2 PM

5/2 1 PM

2021 UNF Pitching Stats:

15-16/5.24 ERA/WHIP269.2 IP/7 SV/313 H/193 R/157 ER/211 K/133 BB/53 2B/9 3B/27 HR/1070 AB/.293 BAA

2021 UNF Hitting Stats:

.279/1098 AB/200 R/306 H/57 2B/5 3B/26 HR/183 RBI/.411 SLG%/.375 OB%

Players To Watch For (UNF):

6’1 GR C R/R Alex Kachler

.392/120 AB/33 R/47 H/9 2B/6 HR/31 RBI’s/.617 SLG%/.487 OB%

6’4 SR OF L/R Trey Spratling-Williams

.314/86 AB/14 R/27 H/3 2B/HR/15 RBI’s/.384 SLG%/.449 OB%

5’8 FR INF R/R Aidan Sweatt

.299/127 AB/21 R/38 H/9 2B/2 3B/16 RBI’s/.402 SLG%/.350 OB%

Players to Watch For (FGCU):

6’2 R-SO OF L/R Brian Ellis

.366/.941 OPS/142 AB/37 R/52 H/6 2B/2 3B/HR/26 RBI’s/.458 SLG%/.483 OB%

6’1 FR OF/INF R/R Ian Farrow

.327/.920 OPS/107 AB/14 R/35 H/11 2B/3B/2 HR/19 RBI’s/.505 SLG%/.415 OB%

5’9 SO LHP/OF L/L Stephen Wilmer

.314/.985 OPS/86 AB/25 R/27 H/7 2B/3B/4 HR/17 RBI’s/.558 SLG%/.427 OB%

Pitchers To Watch For (UNF):

6’0 GR RHP R/R Brandon Reitz

0-2/2.50 ERA/13 APP/5 SV/18.0 IP/11 H/ 5 ER/18 K/7 BB/2 2B/HR/60 AB/.183 BAA

6’2 R-SR LHP R/L Eddie Miller

0-1/2.89 ERA/14 APP/GS/SV/18.2 IP/15 H/8 R (6 ER)/12 K/10 BB/6 2B/2 3B/66 AB/.227 BAA

6’3 SO LHP R/L Tony Roca

2-1/2.97 ERA/9 APP/8 GS/36.1 IP/36 H/16 R (12 ER)/37 K/19 BB/6 2B/3B/2 HR/140 AB/.257 BAA

Overview:

FGCU looks to build off the last series they played vs the Ospreys, which the Eagles swept all 3 games on the road on April 1-3. Both teams have identical 8-4 ASUN Conference records, and this is a huge series for both teams, as we head into the ASUN Conference tournament in less than a month.

The Ospreys are led offensively by Alex Kachler who was the ASUN Conference Player of the Week last week and is having having a stellar season behind the plate and hitting .392 on the season. FGCU continues to be led offensively by Brian Ellis who is hitting .366 overall for the Eagles.

UNF heads into the series as winners of 5 games in a row, including a 3 game home sweep of Jacksonville University, and blowout win over FAMU.

This weekend includes Senior Day on Sunday which and you wonder where this team would be without Richie Garcia, Marc Coffers, Cam Krzeminski, Mason Studstill, and Hunter McGarry. Congrats to the Seniors on this team, and we are excited to see how this team does headed into the ASUN Tournament.

Prediction:

FGCU needs to sweep UNF, and will get the job done, just like they did in the first week of April.

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