Tallahassee, FL- #24 FGCU (13-3) took the series this weekend vs FAMU (6-11), taking two of three games, from Moore-Kittles Field.

Game 1: FAMU 6, #24 FGCU 4

W-Grant Harrison (1-2)

2.2 IP, 6 K, 4 BB

L-Connor O’Hara (2-1)

3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (ER), 3 K, 4 BB

Outstanding Hitters (#24 FGCU):

Jacob Lojewski 0/3, 2 RBI’s

Alejandro Figueredo 3/5, 2 R, HR, RBI

Alejandro Rodriguez 2/3, R, RBI

Outstanding Hitters (FAMU):

Janmikell Bastardo 2/4, R, HR, 4 RBI’s

Ty Hanchey 1/3, R, RBI

Will Brown 1/3, RBI


Inevitably, on an 8 game road trip there is a trap game, and Friday night that was the case as the Eagles ran into FAMU’s best pitcher, Hunter Viets, who stymied them, striking out 7 batters, and allowing 2 runs (ER), through 6 innings pitched. Bastardo hit a 3 run HR off Nick Love, and put the Rattlers in front in the bottom of the 1st. Jacob Lojewski got the Eagles on the board, in the next half inning, with an RBI ground out. The teams traded run, with a Bastardo RBI single (4-1), and Figueredo solo HR (4-2), before FGCU rallied to tie the game at 4, in the top of the 7th, as Alejandro Rodriguez walked with the bases loaded (4-3), and Lojewski walked also driving in a run (4-4). The Rattlers responded though, as Will Brown drove in the go-ahead run (5-4), in the bottom of the inning. The Rattlers would add on an insurance run in the bottom of the 8th, and Grant Harrison (1-0), would get the job done, not letting FGCU rally, and #24 FGCU fell to FAMU, Friday night from Moore-Kittles Field.

Game 2: #24 FGCU 9, FAMU 8

W-LJ McDonough (1-0)

3.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 7 K, 2 BB

L-Cameron Kelly (0-1)

IP, 2 H, 2 E (ALL ER)

Outstanding Hitters (#24 FGCU):

Joe Kinker 1/3, 2 RBI’s

Brian Ellis 0/4, R, 2 RBI’s

Harrison Povey 2/5, R, RBI

Outstanding Hitters (FAMU):

Will Brown 3/5, R, 2 RBI’s

Jared Weber 1/1, 2 RBI’s

Adam Heidermota 1/2, 2 RBI’s


#24 FGCU rallied to beat FAMU Saturday afternoon, and the Rattlers sure haven’t made the series easy at all. FAMU took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st, courtesy of Will Brown and Adam Heidermota driving in runs. Mac Moise would get FGCU on the board in the top of the 2nd with an RBI single. The Eagles would extend their lead to 7-4 in the top of the 7th, courtesy of a Jacob Lojewski sacrifice fly, but the Rattlers rallied in the bottom of the 7th, to tie the game up. Jared Weber gave the Rattlers the lead back after a sacrifice fly, in the bottom of the 8th, but the resilient Eagles feasted on P Cameron Kelly in the top of the 9th, as Stephen Wilmer tied the game up with an RBI single that drove in Jalen Townsend, and Brian Ellis‘s sacrifice fly was the go-ahead run, and closer LJ McDonough (1- 0), shut the door on the Rattlers in the 9th, completing 3 innings, and earning a much needed series tying win, after falling Friday night.

Game 3: #24 FGCU 12, FAMU 5

W-Justin Henschel (1-0)

5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R (3 ER), 6 K, BB

L-Tre Simmons (0-2)

3.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R (ALL ER), 4 K, 2 BB

Outstanding Hitters (#24 FGCU):

Alejandro Figueredo 2/6, R, HR, 4 RBI’s

Stephen Wilmer 2/4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI’s

Jacob Lojewski 2/4, R, HR, 2 RBI’s

Outstanding Hitters (FAMU):

Joseph Pierini 3/4, 2 RBI’s

Janmikell Bastardo 3/3, 2 R, RBI


#24 FGCU took the series vs FAMU, courtesy of the long ball, as the Eagles hit four home runs en route to the victory. Alejandro Figueredo, Edrick Felix, Stephen Wilmer, and Jacob Lojewski went deep for the Eagles Sunday. Wilmer and Figueredo combined to drive in 8 runs, and FR Justin Henschel (1-0) earned his first collegiate win. FAMU was led offensively by Joseph Pierini, who drove in 2 runs, and had a solid series vs FGCU.

What’s Next:

#24 FGCU (14-3) opens up ASUN Conference from Swanson Stadium, for a three game starting Friday night vs Liberty University (7-8).

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