Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (7-1) looks to win their fourth game in a row, as they face FIU (3-5), Tuesday night at 6:30 PM, from Swanson Stadium.
.227/.630 OPS/255 AB/34 R/58 H/10 2B/3B/4 HR/31 RBI/.322 SLG%/81 SO/27 BB/.308 OB%
.340/1.031 OPS/259 AB/66 R/88 H/18 2B/3 3B/12 HR/61 RBI/.571 SLG%/46 SO/41 BB/.460 OB%
3-5/5.13 ERA/1.35 WHIP/SV/72.0 IP/69 H/44 R (41 ER)/71 K/28 BB/9 2B/3B/12 HR/271 AB/.255 BAA
7-1/3.63 ERA/1.24 WHIP/SHO/3 SV/67.0 IP/58 H/34 R (27 ER)/62 K/25 BB/9 2B/3B/4 HR/249 AB/.233 BAA
Players To Watch For (FIU):
6’1 JR 1B R/R Ryne Guida
.414/1.106 OPS/29 AB/R/12 H/3 2B/HR/11 RBI/.621 SLG%/5 SO/3 BB/.485 OB%
5’11 R-SR OF L/R Alec Sanchez
.323/.807 OPS/31 AB/6 R/10 H/2 2B/HR/RBI/.484 SLG%/9 SO/.323 OB%
6’1 R-SR OF/LHP L/L Mike Rosario
.310/.907 OPS/29 AB/6 R/9 H/2B/2 HR/4 RBI/.552 SLG%/10 SO/2 BB/.355 OB%
Players To Watch For (FGCU):
6’3 SR 1B R/R Joe Kinker
.452/1.210 OPS/31 AB/9 R/14 H/5 2B/HR/9 RBI/.710 SLG%/7 SO/4 BB/.500 OB%
5’10 R-SO RHP/INF R/R Jacob Lojewski
.450/1.477 OPS/20 AB/5 R/9 H/3 HR/10 RBI/.900 SLG%/2 SO/BB/.577 OB%
6’0 SO INF R/R Edrick Felix
.433/1.433 OPS/30 AB/9 R/13 H/3 2B/4 HR/10 RBI/.933 SLG%/6 SO/4 BB/.500 OB%
FGCU and FIU square off for the first time this season, and while the Eagles are riding high after a two series sweeps vs Hofstra, and UMASS Lowell. The Golden Panthers lost three out of four games this last weekend vs Missouri. Head Coach Rich Whitten has led the team since October 2022. He joined FIU after spending five seasons with VCU, where he was a hitting coach, and recruiting coordinator since 2018. FIU is led offensively by Ryne Guida, who is hitting .414 with a home run, and 11 RBI’s. FIU was picked to finish 9th out of 10 teams in Conference USA.
FGCU is led offensively by Joe Kinker, who is hitting .452 with a HR, and 9 RBI’s. Jacob Lojewski (.450, 3 HR, and 10 RBI’s) and Edrick Felix (.433, 4 HR, and 10 RBI’s) continue to provide timely hitting for the Eagles, as they are off to their best start since 2008, at 7-1 overall. The Eagles are receiving outstanding pitching, and timely hitting, and when you have those two things, the result is wins. Should be a great game Tuesday night between the Eagles and Golden Panthers. See you at Swanny!
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