JACKSONVILLE/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (16-5, 3-0 ASUN) faces Jacksonville University (11-8, 0-3 ASUN) for a three game series, starting Friday night.

Schedule:

Friday 6:30 PM

Saturday 2 PM

Sunday 1 PM

Pitching Matchups:

Friday:

RHP Mason Adams (3-0, 3.56 ERA) vs RHP Jason Woodward (3-1, 1.63 ERA)

Saturday:

RHP Michael Darrell-Hicks (0-1, 3.63 ERA) vs RHP Tyler Shuck (3-1, 2.42 ERA)

Sunday:

RHP Christian Graham (1-0, 2.86 ERA) vs RHP Najer Victor (3-0, 2.38 ERA)

Stats:

Pitching (JU):

11-8/3.95 ERA/1.34 WHIP/6 SV/180.0 IP/156 H/88 R (79 ER)/201 K/86 BB/33 2B/9 HR/663 AB/.235 BAA

Pitching (FGCU):

16-5/4.48 ERA/1.32 WHIP/2 SHO/2 SV/187.0 IP/175 H/118 R (93 ER)/212 K/71 BB/26 2B/2 3B/28 HR/742 AB/.236 BAA

Hitting (JU):

.234/.693 OPS/641 AB/110 R/150 H/29 2B/3B/12 HR/92 RBI/.339 SLG%/165 SO/92 BB/.354 OB%

Hitting (FGCU):

.322/.985 OPS/746 AB/225 R/240 H/58 2B/2 3B/31 HR/213 RBI/.529 SLG%/180 SO/132 BB/.456 OB%

Players To Watch For (JU):

5’9 SO INF Jesus Pacheco

.323/.812 OPS/62 AB/13 R/20 H/4 2B/6 RBI/.384 SLG%/7 SO/7 BB/.425 OB%

6’0 FR INF Jonah Diaz

.317/.790 OPS/60 AB/12 R/19 H/2 2B/10 RBI/.350 SLG%/17 SO/13 BB/.440 OB%

5’11 SO C/INF Jake Berg

.258/.704 OPS/62 AB/7 R/16 H/4 2B/HR/11 RBI/.371 SLG%/19 SO/6 BB/.333 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’2 R-JR OF L/R Brian Ellis

.403/1.244 OPS/77 AB/33 R/31 H/11 2B/3 HR/21 RBI/.662 SLG%/18 SO/21 BB/.582 OB%

6’3 JR INF R/R Alejandro Figueredo

.400/1.115 OPS/85 AB/17 R/34 H/8 2B/4 HR/29 RBI/.635 SLG%/16 SO/14 BB/.480 OB%

6’1 SO OF/INF R/R Ian Farrow

.378/1.157 OPS/90 AB/33 R/34 H/2 2B/3B/8 HR/31 RBI/.689 SLG%/23 SO/13 BB/.468 OB%

Overview:

The Eagles enter their second ASUN series of the season, and their first series at home during ASUN play. While the Eagles completed a three game sweep of Stetson in their first conference series, the Dolphins were swept by Kennesaw State in their three game series. Offensively, the Eagles have driven in 213 runs in 21 games, and JU has driven in 92 runs in 19 games. The Eagles saw their season come to an end last season after losing to JU in the ASUN Quarterfinals. FGCU looks to get back on track after a rough loss to USF, and continue their hot hitting. The Dolphins are led offensively by 5’9 SO INF Jesus Pacheco, who is hitting .323, with 20 hits, and 6 RBI’s. Head Coach Chris Hayes in his 5th season leading the program. JU has a top 25 win over #10/#13 FSU at home on 2/22. FGCU is led offensively by 6’2 R-JR OF Brian Ellis, who is batting .403, with 31 hits, 3 home runs, and 21 RBI’s.

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