FGCU/UNF RECAP

Jacksonville, FL- FGCU (16-10, 4-2 ASUN) swept UNF (9-14, 3-3 ASUN) this weekend and got back on track in ASUN play.

Game 1: FGCU 12 UNF 11

W-Mason Studstill (3-2)

L-Zach Chappell (1-1)

S-Hunter McGarry (4)

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Johnny Long 2/3, R, 3 RBI’s

Brian Ellis 1/5, R, 2 RBI’s

Cam Krzeminski 3/5, 2 R, 2 RBI’s

Outstanding Players (UNF):

Cade Westbrook 1/1, 2 RBI’s

Trey Williams 2/4, RBI

Tanner Clark 2/4, RBI

Game 2: FGCU 6 UNF 5

W-Tyler Tipton (3-0)

L-Austin Bogart (1-2)

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Tyler Tipton (in relief) 3.1 IP, 2 H, 3 K

Ian Farrow 2/4, 3 RBI’s

Johnny Long 2/4, RBI

Outstanding Players (UNF):

Blake Marabell 2/5, R, 3 RBI’s

Alex Kachler 1/4, R, RBI

Game 3: FGCU 7 UNF 5

W-Joey Mugavero (2-0)

L-Brandon Reitz (0-2)

S-Hunter McGarry (5)

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Brian Ellis 2/5, R, 3 RBI’s

Ian Farrow 2/4, 3 RBI’s

Richie Garcia 3/6, R, RBI

Outstanding Players (UNF):

Aidan Sweatt 2/5, 2 R, 2 RBI’s

Alex Kachler 1/3, 2 RBI’s

Trey Williams 0/5, RBI

Overview:

In game 1 of the series, Hunter McGarry saved the day and the game for FGCU, entering with the bases loaded and earning the save. UNF was on the verge of tying the game up after Cade Westbrook hit a clutch pinch hit double scoring two runs but the Eagles were able to throw out Isaiah Byers at 3rd base ending the game.

In game two of the series, Ian Farrow carried the offense with 3 RBI’s overall and 2 RBI’s in the 1st inning of the game. Johnny Long came through with an RBI single, giving the Eagles a 3-0 lead, but UNF scored 4 runs in the bottom of the inning, with 3 of those runs coming off the bat of Blake Marabell, via a 3 run homer. Both teams went back and forth as Farrow gave the Eagles back the lead 5-4 in the top of the 3rd. The Eagles took the lead for good in the top of the 7th, with Cam Krzeminski scoring on a failed pick off attempt on Marc Coffers.

In the final game of the series, the Eagles were down 5-0 headed into the 7th inning and FGCU found a way to win. The Eagles tied the game up in the top of the 8th, courtesy of Brian Ellis driving in Jalen Townsend and Johnny Long on a 2 RBI double. Ellis would hit a go ahead RBI double in the top of the 10th driving in Stephen Wilmer and Richie Garcia would extend the Eagles lead to 7-5 with an RBI single driving in Ellis. It was a huge sweep for FGCU and the Eagles have a huge opportunity to extend their winning ways with JU coming to Swanson Stadium next weekend.

What’s Next:

FGCU heads back home to face Jacksonville University (6-18, 0-6 ASUN) for a three game series starting Friday night.

FGCU/UNF PREVIEW

Jacksonville, FL- FGCU (12-10, 1-2 ASUN) looks to get back on track, after losing their past two games as they head on the road to face ASUN rival UNF (9-11, 3-0 ASUN) for a three game series starting Thursday night.

Series Schedule:

4/1 3:05 PM

4/2 3:05 PM

4/3 1:05 PM

2021 UNF Pitching Stats:

9-11/5.65 ERA/1.70 WHIP/5 SV/173.2 IP/205 H/119 R (109 ER)/147 K/90 BB/30 2B/8 3B/18 HR/689 AB/.298 BAA

2021 UNF Batting Stats:

.259/.746 OPS/702 AB/107 R/182 H/36 2B/2 3B/14 HR/98 RBI/.376 SLG%/.370 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’11 SR INF R/R Richie Garcia

.390/1.068 OPS/82 AB/24 R/32 H/6 2B/3 HR/20 RBI/.573 SLG%/.495 OB%

6’2 R-SO OF L/R Brian Ellis

.360/.901 OPS/89 AB/25 R/32 H/3 2B/2 3B/17 RBI/.438 SLG%/.463 OB%

5’11 SR INF/OF R/R Cameron Krzeminski

.344/.912 OPS/61 AB/13 R/21 H/4 2B/3B/HR/12 RBI/.492 SLG%/.420 OB%

Players To Watch For (UNF):

6’4 SR INF L/R Trey Spratling-Williams

.350/.937 OPS/60 AB/11 R/21 H/3 2B/HR/11 RBI/.450 SLG/.487 OB%

6’1 GR C R/R Alex Kachler

.346/1.015 OPS/60 AB/17 R/27 H/4 2B/4 HR/18 RBI/.551 SLG/.464 OB%

5’8 FR INF R/R Aidan Sweatt

.300/.774 OPS/80 AB/10 R/24 H/6 2B/2 3B/7 RBI/.425 SLG/.349 OB%

Pitchers To Watch For (UNF):

6’1 JR RHP R/R Stephen Halstead

0-0/0.71 ERA/1.82 WHIP/10 APP/12.2 IP/11 H/2 R (1 ER)/17 K/12 BB/3 2B/46 AB/.239 BAA

6’0 GR RHP R/R Brandon Reitz

0-1/2.13 ERA/0.95 WHIP/9 APP/4 SV/12.2 IP/8 H/3 R (3 ER)/14 K/4 BB/2B/HR/44 AB/.182 BAA

6’3 SR LHP R/L Tony Roca

1-1/4.66 ERA/1.81 WHIP/5 APP/5 GS/19.1 IP/25 H/11 R (10 ER)/25 K/10 BB/5 2B/3B/2 HR/80 AB/.313 BAA

Overview:

UNF heads into this series, winners of their past four games, sweeping JU, in the River City Rumble. The Ospreys have wins over #21 Georgia, USF, and UCF. UNF is led by Head Coach Tim Parenton who had been with the university since 2017.

The big inning has effected the Eagles lately, while the offense has been tearing the cover off of the ball. The top of the order has been money for the Eagles and Richie Garcia continues his outstanding season leading the Eagles in hitting, batting .390. UNF is led in hitting by Trey Spratling-Williams who is hitting .350.

Prediction:

FGCU wins 2 of the 3 games vs UNF.

FAU/FGCU RECAP

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (13-10) dropped a tough game to FAU (15-9) Tuesday night, losing 13-11 to the Owls. The Owls won 3 out of 4 games vs the Eagles this season.

Outstanding Players (FAU):

Victor Castillo 1/4, R, GS, 5 RBI’s

Mitchell Hartigan 3/5, 2 R, 3 RBI’s

BJ Murray 3/5, 2 R, 2 RBI’s

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Joe Kinker 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI’s

Richie Garcia 3/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI’s

Stephen Wilmer 1/4, R, HR, 2 RBI’s

Overview:

FGCU jumped out to an 8-0 lead courtesy of home runs from Joe Kinker (2), Stephen Wilmer, Mac Moise, and Richie Garcia. FAU chipped away at the Eagles lead after that, scoring 7 runs in the top of the 4th to take the lead 9-8, courtesy of a Victor Castillo grand slam.

The Eagles would tie the game up in the bottom of the inning courtesy of a Joe Kinker ground out, and the game would go back and forth, with the Owls taking the lead for good in the top of the 6th, while adding on a run in the 9th.

What’s Next:

FGCU heads on the road to face UNF (9-11, 3-0 ASUN), for a three game series starting Thursday night.

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