Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (30-18, 14-10 ASUN) faces Liberty University (30-17, 16-8 ASUN), for a three game series, starting Friday night from Swanson Stadium.
Friday: 6:30 PM
Saturday: 2 PM
Sunday: 1 PM
30-17/3.80 ERA/1.43 WHIP/CG/2 SHO/11 SV/417.0 IP/302 H/209 R (176 ER)/496 K/171 BB/57 2B/3 3B/40 HR/.244 BAA
30-18/4.56 ERA/1.43 WHIP/CG/4 SHO/7 SV/422.2 IP/432 H/268 R (214 ER)/411 K/173 BB/66 2B/6 3B/45 HR/1673 AB/.258 BAA
.256/1598 AB/301 R/409 H/88 2B/3 3B/48 HR/277 RBI/.405 SLG%/400 SO/232 BB/.368 OB%
.294/.888 OPS/1698 AB/411 R/500 H/99 2B/6 3B/67 HR/387 RBI/.478 SLG%/423 SO/249 BB/.410 OB%
Players To Watch For (LU):
6’2 OF/INF S/R Aaron Anderson
.296/186 AB/30 R/55 H/15 2B/4 HR/31 RBI/.441 SLG%/36 SO/30 BB/.411 OB%
6’0 R-SR OF R/R Derek Orndorff
.281/160 AB/48 R/45 H/5 2B/3B/14 HR/40 RBI/.588 SLG%/45 SO/29 BB/.437 OB%
6’0 R-SR INF/C L/R Brady Gulakowski
.251/175 AB/30 R/44 H/14 2B/11 HR/47 RBI/.520 SLG%/56 SO/16 BB/.327 OB%
Players To Watch For (FGCU):
6’3 JR INF R/R Alejandro Figueredo
.392/1.099 OPS/189 AB/43 R/74 H/17 2B/3B/8 HR/51 RBI/.619 SLG%/32 SO/32 BB/.480 OB%
6’2 R-JR OF L/R Brian Ellis
.378/1.062 OPS/188 AB/61 R/71 H/19 2B/4 HR/40 RBI/.543 SLG%/38 SO/35 BB/.519 OB%
5’11 JR C/INF R/R Alejandro Rodriguez
.333/.858 OPS/186 AB/34 R/62 H/5 2B/6 HR/48 RBI/.457 SLG%/21 SO/21 BB/.401 OB%
FGCU was swept by Liberty University on the road April 8-10 in Lynchburg, Virginia, and it was a super rough weekend for the Eagles, as the Flames outscored FGCU 27-8 in the 3 games played. The Flames are 4-2 in their last six ASUN Conference games, winning series vs JU at home, and on the road vs Stetson University.
FGCU is 3-3 in their last six ASUN Conference games, losing a series on the road to JU, while winning a series at home vs Kennesaw State University. Ian Farrow was recently named ASUN Player of the Week, after a hot weekend vs KSU, where he had 3 home runs, and 12 RBI’s. The Eagles have three batters with 10+ home runs in their lineup, and that list includes Joe Kinker (15 HR), Ian Farrow (14 HR), Harrison Povey (13 HR).
Liberty has some huge bats in the middle of their lineup, as Derek Orndorff (14 HR), and Brady Gulakowsi (11 HR), provide the pop for the Flames. Aaron Anderson leads the Flames with a .296 batting average. The Flames sit in first place in the ASUN Conference standings, so it’s a huge opportunity for FGCU to earn a series win, this weekend vs the Flames.