Deland, FL- #2 seed FGCU (41-17, 3-0 ASUN pool play) defeats #3 seed Liberty University (27-30, 1-2, ASUN pool play), 15-12, Friday afternoon from Melching Field at Conrad Park.
W-Dawson Place (1-0)
3.2 IP, 4 H, ER, 5 K
L-Ryan Butler (0-2)
5.0 IP, 8 H, 9 R (ALL ER), 5 K, 2 BB
Outstanding Players (LU):
John Simmons 2/4, 3 R, HR, 4 RBI
Todd Hudson 1/3, 2 R, 3 RBI’s
Brayden Horton 2/5, 2 RBI’s
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Alejandro Figueredo 3/4, 4 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI’s
Trevor Kole 3/4, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI’s
Harrison Povey 2/4, R, HR, 3 RBI’s
In a game that saw both teams combine for 27 runs, and 29 hits, we had a slugfest in Deland. #2 seed FGCU did what they had to do to earn the #1 seed for the ASUN Championship semifinals, and it never hurts going 3-0 in ASUN Conference pool play. Dawson Place (1-0) earned the win, pitching 3.2 inning, allowing an earned run, and four hits, while striking out 5 Flames. Alejandro Figueredo finished with a game high 5 RBI’s, which included 2 home runs. Trevor Kole continues to remain hot offensively, finishing with another home run, and 3 RBI’s. Harrison Povey also went deep again, finishing with a home run, and 3 RBI’s. Liberty was led offensively by John Simmons, who finished with a home run, and 4 RBI’s. The Eagles have extended their season, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store this weekend for FGCU.
#2 seed FGCU (41-17) will face #7 seed Jacksonville State (27-28) in the ASUN Championship semifinals, Saturday morning at 11 AM, from Melching Field at Conrad Park. JSU still has to face Austin Peay tonight, in their final game in pool play.