Deland, FL- #2 FGCU (39-17) defeated #4 Jacksonville University (33-23), 7-0, Tuesday afternoon from Melching Field at Conrad Park, in game one of Pool A, in the ASUN Conference tournament.

W-LJ McDonough (6-2)

6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 K, 5 BB

L-Blake Barquin (3-4)

6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R (ALL ER), 5 K, 4 BB

S-Nick Love (4)

3.0 IP, 2 H, 3 K

Outstanding Players (JU):

Kris Armstrong 1/3

Tommy Joseph 1/3

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Stephen Wilmer 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI’s

Joe Kinker 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI’s

Trevor Kole 2/4, 2 R, HR, RBI


FGCU flexed their muscles, hitting four home runs, as Joe Kinker, Stephen Wilmer, Trevor Kole, and Alejandro Figueredo went deep in the game, to pace FGCU to a 7-0 victory, in the first game of ASUN Tournament play. LJ McDonough (6-2) pitched masterfully, lasting 6 innings, allowing 0 runs, 3 hits, while striking out 3 Dolphins. Nick Love earned his 4th save of the season, pitching 3 innings, and allowing only 2 hits, while striking out 3. Jacksonville University starter Blake Barquin (3-4) took the loss, allowing 4 earned runs in 6 innings pitched. Wilmer and Kinker led the Eagles with a game high 2 RBI’s each. This game was the perfect way to start tournament play, and we hope the Eagles keep this going headed into game two of Pool A play.

What’s Next:

#2 seed FGCU (39-17, 1-0 ASUN TOURNAMENT) faces top seed Lipscomb University (33-23, 0-1 ASUN Tournament), Thursday morning at 10:00 AM, from Melching Field at Conrad Park in Deland. Lipscomb fell to #2 seed Liberty University, 12-11, in Pool A, Game #1, Tuesday morning.

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