FGCU/FAU PREVIEW

Boca Raton, FL- FGCU (26-14) and FAU (25-16) square off Tuesday night at 6:30 PM from FAU Baseball Stadium.

Starting Pitchers:

FGCU LHP Daniel Batcher (1-0, 4.32 ERA) vs FAU RHP Bryan Boully (0-0, 8.59 ERA)

Stats:

Pitching (FGCU):

26-14/4.49 ERA/1.43 WHIP/CG/3 SHO/5 SV/353.0 IP/359 H/227 R (176 ER)/349 K/146 BB/55 2B/5 3B/39 HR/1397 AB/.257 BAA

Pitching (FAU):

25-16/5.70 ERA/1.51 WHIP/CG/6 SV/361.1 IP/379 H/256 R (229 ER)/332 K/166 BB/76 2B/6 3B/53 HR/1408 AB/.269 BAA

Hitting (FGCU):

.300/.909 OPS/1418 AB/352 R/426 H/89 2B/6 3B/58 HR/333 RBI/.494 SLG%/354 SO/204 BB/.415 OB%

Hitting (FAU):

.287/.868 OPS/1420 AB/297 R/408 H/86 2B/4 3B/59 HR/274 RBI/.478 SLG%/345 SO/193 BB/.390 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’3 JR INF R/R Alejandro Figueredo

.395/1.098 OPS/162 AB/38 R/64 H/15 2B/3B/7 HR/41 RBI/.630 OB%/29 SO/22 BB/.468 OB%

6’2 R-JR OF L/R Brian Ellis

.377/1.092 OPS/154 AB/52 R/58 H/17 2B/4 HR/33 RBI/.565 OB%/32 SO/32 BB/.527 OB%

5’11 JR INF R/R Alejandro Rodriguez

.351/.928 OPS/151 AB/31 R/53 H/5 2B/6 HR/44 RBI/.503 OB%/13 SO/19 BB/.425 OB%

Players To Watch For (FAU):

6’3 SO INF/OF L/R Nolan Schanuel

.388/1.216 OPS/152 AB/40 R/59 H/13 2B/12 HR/39 RBI/.711 OB%/3 SO/32 BB/.505 OB%

6’4 SO INF L/R Gabriel Rincones Jr

.343/1.087 OPS/169 AB/39 R/58 H/13 2B/13 HR/53 RBI/.651 OB%/36 SO/26 BB/.436 OB%

6’0 SO OF L/R Dylan Goldstein

.313/1.103 OPS/131 AB/35 R/41 H/7 2B/3B/11 HR/40 RBI/.634 OB%/28 SO/26 BB/.469 OB%

Overview:

FGCU looks to take the first two games in the season series vs FAU, as they beat the Owls 5-1 last Tuesday night in Fort Myers. The Eagles are 3-0 since facing FAU, after sweeping Stetson. FAU lost 2 out of 3 games on the road against Old Dominion. Nolan Schanuel leads the Owls in batting average, batting .388 and has only struck out 3 times in 152 at bats this season. Gabriel Rincones Jr leads the Owls with 13 HR on the season. Rincones Jr. (13 HR), Schanuel (12 HR), and Goldstein (11 HR), provide the power and pop for this Owls lineup. Freshman Bryan Boully will earn the mid week start for FAU, and he also started last week’s game vs FGCU.

The Eagles are led offensively by Alejandro Figueredo who is hitting .395 on the season. The Eagles offensively are crushing the ball, as they have 333 RBI’s in 40 games overall. Joe Kinker leads the Eagles with 14 home runs, while Ian Farrow, and Harrison Povey each have 11 home runs this year. Povey (45) and Farrow (44), have combined for 89 RBI’s this season, and the heart of this lineup will be continue to drive in runs for years to come. It’s a huge midweek matchup in Boca Raton, and FGCU looks to win their 5th game in a row Tuesday night.

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