KSU/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (18-7, 5-1 ASUN) faces Kennesaw State University (17-7, 6-0 ASUN) for a three game series starting Friday night from Swanson Stadium.

Schedule:

Friday 6:30 PM

Saturday 2 PM

Sunday 12 PM

Pitching Matchups:

Friday: RHP Jack Myers (1-1, 4.34 ERA) vs RHP Jason Woodward (3-1, 1.93 ERA)

Saturday: LHP John Bezdicek (3-1, 2.54 ERA) vs RHP Tyler Shuck (4-1, 2.81 ERA)

Sunday: LHP Brayden Eidson (2-0, 1.62 ERA) vs RHP Najer Victor (4-0, 2.22 ERA)

Stats:

Pitching (KSU):

17-7/5.03 ERA/1.43 WHIP/1 SHO/7 SV/205.2 IP/191 H/137 R (115 ER)/194 K/104 BB/36 2B/4 3B/22 HR/768 AB/.249 BAA

Pitching (FGCU):

18-7/4.52 ERA/1.42 WHIP/2 SHO/4 SV/223.0 IP/227 H/146 R (112 ER)/248 K/89 BB/31 2B/2 3B/29 HR/890 AB/.255 BAA

Hitting (KSU):

.301/.837 OPS/808 AB/158 R/243 R/60 2B/6 3B/18 HR/140 RBI/.457 SLG%/174 SO/83 BB/.380 OB%

Hitting (FGCU):

.323/.980 OPS/895 AB/260 R/289 H/68 2B/5 3B/37 HR/245 RBI/.534 SLG%/218 SO/146 BB/.446 OB%

Players To Watch For (KSU):

6’2 SR OF Josh Hatcher

.400/1.080 OPS/105 AB/19 R/42 H/13 2B/3 3B/2 HR/19 RBI/.638 SLG%/15 SO/4 BB/.442 OB%

5’11 SO INF Donovan Cash

.366/.936 OPS/82 AB/9 R/30 H/8 2B/HR/16 RBI/.500 SLG%/15 SO/8 BB/.436 OB%

5’11 SO INF Zac Corbin

.345/.935 OPS/84 AB/22 R/29 H/4 2B/3B/2 HR/16 RBI/.488 SLG%/15 SO/17 BB/.447 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’3 JR INF Alejandro Figueredo

.436/1.215 OPS/101 AB/25 R/44 H/10 2B/3B/5 HR/32 RBI/.703 SLG%/18 SO/17 BB/.512 OB%

6’2 R-JR OF L/R Brian Ellis

.387/1.210 OPS/93 AB/41 R/36 H/12 2B/4 HR/24 RBI/.645 SLG%/22 SO/24 BB/.565 OB%

6’0 SO OF/INF R/R Ian Farrow

.383/1.147 OPS/107 AB/37 R/41 H/3 2B/3B/9 HR/37 RBI/.682 SLG%/28 SO/15 BB/.465 OB%

Overview:

FGCU heads into this series with Kennesaw State University looking to build off their recent ASUN Conference series success. KSU is undefeated in Conference play, with 3 game sweeps of UNF at home, and Jacksonville University on the road. The Owls are led offensively by Josh Hatcher who is hitting .400 with 2 HR, and 19 RBI’s. The Owls have a signature non-conference win over #12 Georgia Tech this season. Head Coach Ryan Coe is in his 1st season leading the Owls, but also coached as an assistant coach from 1997-2009, before heading to the Texas Rangers, where he was hired as an East Coast cross checker identifying and evaluating prospects. Coe played for KSU from 1994-1995. It should be a great series with both teams having deep lineups. The Eagles have 245 RBI’s in 25 games this season, compared to 144 RBI’s for the Owls in 24 games.

The Eagles are led offensively by Alejandro Figueredo who is batting .436 with 5 HR, and 32 RBI’s on the season. Ian Farrow leads the team with 9 home runs, and bats in the 2 hole, setting up Joe Kinker (7 home runs), so if trying to stop Brian Ellis isn’t enough, you get Farrow/Kinker/Figueredo, 2-4. Freshman Harrison Povey also has had a huge effect on this team, and we can’t wait to see him continue to contribute to the success of this team. Huge series this weekend vs the Owls, see you at Swanson!

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