#1 FGCU/#4 JU ASUN Quarterfinals Recap

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (28-20) saw their season come to an end this weekend, as they lost 2 out of 3 games to Jacksonville University (13-32) in the ASUN Quarterfinals.

Game 1: JU 4 FGCU 1

W-Jagger McCoy (2-3)

L-Mason Studstill (7-2)

Outstanding Players (JU):

Tyler Santana 6.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 6 K, 5 BB

Christian Coipel 1/4, R, 2 RBI’s

Jesus Pacheco 2/3, R

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Johnny Long 1/4, RBI

Stephen Wilmer 1/3

Ian Farrow 1/4

Game 2: FGCU 7 JU 3

W-Tyler Shuck (3-0)

L-Mason Adams (1-4)

S-Jason Woodward (1)

Outstanding Players (JU):

Jake Berg 1/3, 2 RBI’s

Jesus Pacheco 1/4, RBI

Mike Cassala 1/4, R

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Alejandro Figueredo 2/4, R, HR, 3 RBI’s

Richie Garcia 2/5, 2 R, 2 RBI’s

Cam Krzeminski 1/4, R, HR, RBI

Game 3: JU 17 FGCU 1

W-Mike Cassala (3-4)

L-Ronaldo Gallo (1-2)

Outstanding Players (JU):

Mike Cassala 2/3, 2 R, 4 RBI’s

Dakota Julylia 2/4, 2 R, 3 RBI’s

Jackson Grabsky 3/4, 2 R, 2 RBI’s

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Alejandro Figueredo 1/4, RBI

Stephen Wilmer 2/4

Cam Krzeminski 1/3

Overview:

It’s pretty incredible that FGCU lost this series to JU. In Game 1 of the series, Mason Studstill was pitching the game of his life, in what he now know as his final start as an Eagle. it’s tough to see the 9th inning go the way it went. Studstill had a 1-0 lead heading into the 9th inning, and JU responded, scoring 4 runs and taking the 1st game of the series.

The Eagles took game two of the series courtesy of home runs from Cam Krzeminski, Richie Garcia, and Alejandro Figueredo. Jason Woodward pitched incredible in relief for the Eagles, allowing only 2 hits, and 0 runs in 3.2 IP, in relief and earned the save.

Game 3 which was the rubber game of the series and was difficult to stomach, as starter Ronaldo Gallo only last 0.1 IP in the game and allowed 4 ER. The Eagles bats couldn’t keep up with the Dolphins who feasted off FGCU pitching.

It was great getting a full season to cover the team, and we look forward to even more interviews with current/former players and coaches in the years to come. GO EAGLES.

What’s Next:

JU will now face Liberty University in the ASUN Semifinals and FGCU’s season has come to an end.

#1 FGCU/#4 JU ASUN Quarterfinals Preview

Fort Myers, FL- #1 FGCU (27-18, 12-6 ASUN) faces #4 Jacksonville University (11-31, 3-15 ASUN) for a three game ASUN Quarterfinals series starting Friday night at home.

Schedule:

Friday 6:30 PM

Saturday 2 PM

Sunday 1 PM

2020-21 JU Pitching Stats:

11-31/6.82 ERA/1.69 WHIP/156 APP/CG/5 SV/365.2 IP/405 H/306 R (277 ER)/373 K/214 BB/85 2B/10 3B/45 HR/1439 AB/.281 BAA

2020-21 JU Hitting Stats:

.257/.663 OPS/1437 AB/195 R/370 H/54 2B/3 3B/18 HR/177 RBI’s/.337 SLG%/.326 OB%

2020-21 FGCU Pitching Stats:

27-18/5.06 ERA/1.69 WHIP/170 APP/2 SHO/10 SV/391.1 IP/452 H/270 R (220 ER)/323 K/210 BB/77 2B/9 3B/27 HR/1572 AB/.288 BAA

2020-21 FGCU Hitting Stats:

.277/.804 OPS/1545 AB/303 R/428 H/81 2B/6 3B/43 HR/270 RBI’s/.421 SLG%/.383 OB%

Players To Watch For (JU):

5’10 R-SR INF Dakota Julylia

.314/.715 OPS/140 AB/17 R/44 H/6 2B/3B/15 RBI’s/.371 SLG%/.344 OB%

5’9 R-SR OF Ruben Someillan

.303/.733 OPS/175 AB/24 R/53 H/4 2B/2 HR/16 RBI’s/.360 SLG%/.373 OB%

6’3 FR INF Jackson Grabsky

.281/.637 OPS/128 AB/16 R/36 H/4 2B/14 RBI’s/.313 SLG%/.324 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’2 R-SO OF L/R Brian Ellis

.378/1.002 OPS/172 AB/44 R/65 H/8 2B/2 3B/3 HR/31 RBI’s/.500 SLG%/.502 OB%

5’9 OF/LHP S/L Stephen Wilmer

.314/.962 OPS/121 AB/33 R/38 H/9 2B/3B/6 HR/24 RBI’s/.554 SLG%/.408 OB%

6’1 FR INF/OF R/R Ian Farrow

.206/.881 OPS/135 AB/21 R/40 H/12 2B/3B/3 HR/22 RBI’s/.467 SLG%/.414 OB%

Pitchers To Watch For (JU):

6’2 R-SR LHP Jagger McKoy

1-3/5.40 ERA/1.57 WHIP/22 APP/GS/4 SV/35.0 IP/45 H/21 ER/33 K/10 BB/7 2B/3B/5 HR/142 AB/.317 BAA

6’1 R-SR RHP Tyler Santana

4-7/5.52 ERA/1.34 WHIP/13 APP/12 GS/CG/76.2 IP/77 H/52 R (47 ER)/80 K/26 BB/14 2B/2 3B/7 HR/297 AB/.259 BAA

6’0 R-JR LHP Tyler Naumann

1-1/6.37 ERA/1.77 WHIP/18 APP/3 GS/45.2 IP/53 H/37 R (32 ER)/48 K/28 BB/16 2B/3 3B/7 HR/185 AB/.286 BAA

Overview:

#1 FGCU faces #4 Jacksonville University in the ASUN Quarterfinals, and the Eagles had plenty of regular season success vs the Dolphins, as they were 5-1 this season vs JU.

The Eagles have one win vs the top 25, and that came last week vs #17 FSU. The Dolphins have two top 25 wins, with wins over #5/#6 Florida and vs #17/#18 FSU. The key to victory in this series will be the pitching. The Eagles and Dolphins pitching staff head to head will be the X factor in this series. FGCU needs Mason Studstill (7-2, 3.25 ERA) pitching like he has all season for the Eagles to be successful. Tyler Shuck (2-0, 4.06 ERA) and Tyler Tipton (4-1, 3.35 ERA) will also be in line for big roles over the weekend, and expect to see both pitchers out there vs JU, whether as starters or long relief.

We also touched on Brian Ellis slashing .438/.544 OB%/.630 SLG%, 12 RBI, 17 walks, 17 runs, 6 strikeouts in 90 plate appearances, and it’s amazing to think he is only a redshirt Sophomore. There has many so much production from Seniors like Richie Garcia, Marc Coffers, and Cam Krzeminski, in the past and present, but it’s easy to forget that there are plenty of underclassmen producing for this team, and that includes Ian Farrow, Stephen Wilmer, Joe Kinker, and Alexander Figueredo. Get excited for the ASUN Postseason, it’s here.

Prediction:

#1 FGCU sweeps #4 Jacksonville University and advances to the next round of ASUN postseason play.

FGCU/#17 FSU RECAP

Tallahassee, FL- FGCU (27-18) split the two game series with #17 FSU (26-18), concluding their regular season.

Game 1: FGCU 8 #17 FSU 7

W-Jason Woodward (3-2)

L-Hunter Perdue (1-1)

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Richie Garcia 1/3, R, HR, 3 RBI’s

Alexander Figueredo 2/4, 2 RBI’s

Jacob Lojewski 1/4, R, HR, RBI

Outstanding Players (FSU):

Logan Lacey 3/5, 3 R, 3 RBI’s

Robby Martin 0/3, 2 RBI’s

Jackson Greene 2/4, 2 R

Game 2: #17 FSU 2 FGCU 1

W-Wyatt Crowell (1-1)

L-Joey Mugavero (4-2)

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Brian Ellis 3/4, R, HR, RBI

Alexander Figueredo 2/4

Ian Farrow 1/3

Outstanding Players (FSU):

Tyler Martin 2/4, RBI

Elijah Cabell 1/2, R, HR, RBI

Jackson Greene 2/3, R

Overview:

Inclement weather was a theme during the Eagles series vs FSU, and after FGCU had a 6 run inning it looked like the Eagles were in cruise control vs #17 FSU. Though, in the bottom of the 7th, FSU scored 4 runs of their own to tie the game at 7. With 2 outs in the top of the 9th it looked like the Noles would have an opportunity to walk off vs FGCU, but Jacob Lojewski had other thoughts as he hit a clutch 2 out solo home run giving the Eagles an 8-7 lead. Jason Woodward finished the job in the bottom of the inning and the Eagles picked up a huge top 20 win over the 17th ranked Noles.

In game two, the Eagles and Noles were in a pitchers duel, as both teams pitching staffs matched each other with the exception of a Martin RBI single in the bottom of the 3rd, and a Brian Ellis solo home run in the top of the 5th. FSU would later walk off in the bottom of the 9th, as Elijah Cabell would hit the game winning home run, but the Eagles played 2 strong games as they head into the ASUN Tournament games which start next weekend.

What’s Next:

FGCU begins ASUN Conference tournament play as the #1 seed vs #4 Jacksonville University next weekend at home.

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