Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (36-12) defeated FAU (28-21), 8-7, Tuesday night from Swanson Stadium.
W-Nick Love (4-2)
2.0 IP, H, 5 K
L-Jacob Josey (4-4)
0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R (ALL ER)
S-LJ McDonough (6)
1.0 IP, 3 BB, 3 K
Outstanding Players (FAU):
Caleb Pendleton 2/4, 2 RBI’s
Dylan Goldstein 1/3, R, HR, 2 RBI’s
Armando Albert 1/3, 2 R, HR, RBI
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Harrison Povey 2/5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI’s
Edrick Felix 2/5, R, RBI
Joe Kinker 2/5, R, RBI
Every game this season between the Eagles and Owls has had a flare for the dramatic, and Tuesday’s game from Swanson Stadium did not disappoint. FAU took a 6-3 lead in the top of the 6th, before FGCU fought back to take the lead. Brian Ellis drove in Trevor Kole with an RBI single (6-4), Edrick Felix drove in Ellis with an RBI single (6-5), and a Joe Kinker double tied the game up at 6. Alejandro Figueredo‘s RBI ground out gave the Eagles the lead (7-6), before a passed ball tied the game up (7-7), headed into the bottom of the 7th. An error in the bottom of the inning gave the Eagles the lead (8-7), and the score remained the same headed into the top of the 9th, as FGCU turned the game over to their closer: LJ McDonough. McDonough walked the bases loaded, before striking out three batters in a row, preserving the 8-7 victory for the Eagles. McDonough earned his sixth save of the season, and FGCU earned their first victory over an FAU team that has given them fits this season.
FGCU (36-12, 18-6 ASUN) heads on the road to face UNF (26-23, 11-14 ASUN), for a three game series starting Friday night from Harmon Stadium.
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