FGCU/LIBERTY PREVIEW

Lynchburg, VA- FGCU (20-9, 7-2 ASUN) heads on the road to face Liberty University (17-9, 4-5 ASUN), for a three game series, starting Friday night from Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium.

Schedule:

Friday 6 PM

Saturday 4 PM

Sunday 11 AM

Pitching Matchups:

Friday:

FGCU RHP Jason Woodward (3-2, 3.29 ERA) vs Liberty RHP Garrett Horn (1-0, 1.23 ERA)

Saturday:

FGCU RHP Tyler Shuck (4-1, 3.52 ERA) vs Liberty RHP Dylan Cumming (1-1, 3.96 ERA)

Sunday:

FGCU TBA vs Liberty LHP Joe Adametz III (2-2, 2.16 ERA)

Stats:

Pitching (FGCU):

20-9/4.66 ERA/1.45 WHIP/2 SHO/4 SV/259.0 IP/272 H/170 R (134 ER)/277 K/104 BB/40 2B/2 3B/32 HR/1034 AB/.263 BAA

Pitching (LU):

17-9/3.58 ERA/SHO/7 SV/229.0 IP/209 H/108 R (91 ER)/284 K/78 BB/36 2B/3B/22 HR/.237 BAA

Hitting (FGCU):

.312/.941 OPS/1038 AB/280 R/324 H/71 2B/5 3B/42 HR/264 RBI/.512 SLG%/262 SO/.429 OB%

Hitting (LU):

.255/877 AB/161 R/224 H/47 2B/3B/28 HR/149 RBI/.407 SLG%/238 SO/133 BB/.372 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’3 JR INF R/R Alejandro Figueredo

.410/1.130 OPS/117 AB/27 R/48 H/10 2B/3B/5 HR/32 RBI/.641 SLG%/24 SO/18 BB/.489 OB%

6’2 R-JR OF L/R Brian Ellis

.376/1.153 OPS/109 AB/42 R/41 H/13 2B/4 HR/26 RBI/.606 SLG%/23 SO/25 BB/.547 OB%

6’1 SO INF R/R Ian Farrow

.360/1.079 OPS/125 AB/41 R/45 H/3 2B/3B/10 HR/39 RBI/.640 SLG%/31 SO/16 BB/.439 OB%

Players To Watch For (LU):

6’0 R-SR OF R/R Derek Orndorff

.329/76 AB/30 R/25 H/2 2B/11 HR/24 RBI/.789 SLG%/21 SO/19 BB/.528 OB%

6’2 R-SR OF/INF R/R Aaron Anderson

.292/106 AB/19 R/31 H/7 2B/4 HR/16 RBI/.472 SLG%/22 SO/14 BB/.390 OB%

6’1 R-SR INF R/R Stephen Hill

.283/99 AB/20 R/28 H/8 2B/3 HR/22 RBI/.455 SLG%/19 SO/22 BB/.416 OB%

Overview:

FGCU faces a Liberty University team that took 2 out of 3 games to begin the season on the road vs #9 Florida, and were ranked in the top 25 (#14), for a good amount of this season. Head Coach Scott Jackson, has led the Flames since 2016. He was on the UNC baseball staff before coaching at Liberty. The Flames are led offensively by Derek Orndorff, who is hitting .329 with 11 home runs, and 24 RBI’s. Liberty has had a tough start to ASUN Conference play, losing two out of three games in a home series to Stetson, and losing two out of three games in a road series vs Jacksonville. The Flames won a series vs UNF, where they won two out of three games vs the Ospreys. The Eagles need to continue their hot start to ASUN play, and a series win vs the Flames would be huge at this point in the season.

Alejandro Figueredo, leads FGCU with a .410 batting average, and offensively has 5 HR, and 32 RBI’s. Ian Farrow leads the Eagles in both home runs (10), and RBI’s (39). FGCU has 264 RBI’s in 29 games this season.

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