FGCU/BCU PREVIEW

Daytona Beach, FL- FGCU (3-2) faces Bethune Cookman University (1-3) for a three game series, starting Friday night from Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

Schedule:

Friday 7 PM

Saturday 6 PM

Sunday 1 PM

Stats:

Hitting (FGCU):

.304/.956 OPS/171 AB/59 R/52 H/10 2B/3B/6 HR/55 RBI/.480 SLG%/43 K/42 BB/.476 OB%

Hitting (BCU):

.260/.735 OPS/131 AB/22 R/34 H/7 2B/3B/HR/17 RBI/.351 SLG%/40 K/20 BB/.384 OB%

Pitching (FGCU):

3-2/5.80 ERA/1.69 WHIP/45.0 IP/58 H/42 R (29 ER)/59 K/18 BB/6 2B/3B/10 HR/199 AB/.291 BAA

Pitching (BCU):

1-3/5.25 ERA/1.47 WHIP/SV/36.0 IP/39 H/27 R (21 ER)/31 K/14 BB/4 2B/3B/3 HR/140 AB/.279 BAA

Hitters To Watch For (FGCU):

5’11 JR INF R/R Alejandro Rodriguez

.500/1.277 OPS/14 AB/6 R/7 H/3 2B/8 RBI/.714 SLG%/2 SO/BB/.563 OB%

6’3 JR INF R/R Alejandro Figueredo

.471/1.179 OPS/17 AB/5 R/8 H/2 2B/6 RBI/.588 SLG%/3 SO/5 BB/.591 OB%

6’4 FR RHP/OF R/R Harrison Povey

.400/1.233 OPS/15 AB/4 R/6 H/2 2B/HR/7 RBI/.733 SLG%/4 SO/2 BB/.500 OB%

Hitters To Watch For (BCU):

6’0 FR C R/R Irvin Escobar

.571/1.238 OPS/7 AB/R/4 H/4 RBI/.571 SLG%/2 BB/.667 OB%

5’10 R-SO OF R/R Christopher Patterson

.500/1.150 OPS/14 AB/2 R/7 H/2B/4 RBI/.571 SLG%/2 SO/3 BB/.579 OB%

6’1 R-JR OF R/R Malik Stephens

.412/.915 OPS/17 AB/3 R/7 H/2B/5 RBI/.471 SLG%/4 SO/BB/.444 OB%

Overview:

Bethune Cookman heads into this game losers of their last three home games, which include two losses to Youngstown State, and a loss to FIU. The Wildcats beat Youngstown State in their home opener for their sole win on this young season. Head Coach Jonathan Hernandez, has led the team since 2018. FGCU played BCU in 2020 and the Eagles took two out of three games, winning the series vs the Wildcats.

BCU is led offensively by Irvin Escobar, who is hitting .571 with 4 RBI’s. The Wildcats pitchers have allowed 27 runs in 4 games. FGCU offensively is carrying this team, and the Eagles have scored 59 runs in the five games they have played this season. The Eagles have been feeling it, and are scoring runs in bunches, as they did Wednesday night vs the University of Minnesota. Alejandro Rodriguez and Alejandro Figueredo have carried this team offensively this season, and up and down the order, there are no holes, five games into the season. Brian Ellis out of the lead off spot, is picking up where he left from last season, and is hitting .368 with 2 HR, and 6 RBI’s. Should be a fun series this weekend as we hope to watch the Eagles bats continue to rake.

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