FAU/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (13-8) looks to get back on track, as they face FAU (14-9) Tuesday night at home.

2021 FAU Pitching Stats:

14-9/6.26 ERA/1.48 WHIP/200 IP/204 H/153 R (139 ER)/208 K/92 BB/29 2B/3 3B/29 HR/778 AB/.262 BAA

2021 FAU Batting Stats (23 Games):

.268/.821 OPS/164 R/207 H/38 2B/5 3B/32 HR/151 RBI’s/351 TB/.455 SLG%/.366 OB%

Players To Watch For (FAU):

6’3 FR INF/OF L/R Nolan Schanuel

.341/1.055 OPS/21 R/30 H/5 2B/3B/6 HR/33 RBI’s/.625 SLG%/.430 OB%

6’0 SR INF L/R Wilfredo Alvarez

.333/.882 OPS/30 R/31 H/5 2B/3B/HR/11 RBI’s/.441 SLG%/.441 OB%

5’11 SO OF/RHP L/R Mitchell Hartigan

.298/.811 OPS/14 R/25 H/9 2B/HR/12 RBI’s/.440 SLG%/.371 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’11 SR INF R/R Richie Garcia

.372/1.016 OPS/2 R/29 H/6 2B/2 HR/18 RBI’s/.526 SLG%/.490 OB%

5’11 SR INF/OF R/R Cameron Krzeminski

.368/.964 OPS/13 R/21 H/4 2B/3B/HR/12 RBIs/.526 SLG%/.438 OB%

6’2 R-SO OF L/R Brian Ellis

.365/.885 OPS/22 R/31 H/3 2B/3B/16 RBI’s/.424 SLG%/.461 OB%

Pitchers To Watch For (FAU):

6’3 SO LHP Hunter Cooley

4-1/2.76 ERA/1.06 WHIP/CG/29.1 IP/24 H/9 ER/30 K/7 BB/4 2B/3 HR/107 AB/.224 BAA

5’11 R-JR LHP Matt Sparling

2-1/4.55 ERA/1.05 WHIP/27.2 IP/18 H/16 R (14 ER)/33 K/11 BB/5 2B/5 HR/.182 BAA

6’5 FR RHP Dante Visconti

0-1/5.02 ERA/1.26 WHIP/14.1 IP/11 H/8 ER/13 K/7 BB/2B/3 HR/.212 BAA

Overview:

FGCU gets to run it back with FAU, after dropping 2 out of 3 games vs the Owls earlier in non conference play.

FAU swept Marshall to begin C-USA play, and head into this game, winners of their last four games.

The Owls are led by 6’3 FR INF Nolan Schanuel, who has had a sensational season as a first year player, batting .341 with 6 HR, 33 RBI’s. Richie Garcia remains hot for the Eagles, as he went 6 for 6 Saturday night, and has paced the Eagles batting .372 with 2 HR, 18 RBI’s.

Prediction:

FGCU 6 FAU 4

The Eagles get the win, and split the four games this season vs FAU.

FGCU/STETSON RECAP

Deland, FL- FGCU (13-9, 1-2 ASUN) dropped 2 out of 3 games this weekend on the road vs Stetson University (16-8, 2-1 ASUN).

Game 1: STETSON 7 FGCU 5

W-Nick Durgin (4-1)

L-Mason Studstill (2-2)

S-Danny Garcia (5)

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Brian Ellis 3/4, R, 2 RBI’s

Joe Kinker 1/5, R, HR, 2 RBI’s

Outstanding Players (SU):

Nick Durgin 8 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 14 K, 2 BB

Hernen Sardinas 3/4, 3 R, HR, 4 RBI’s

Brandon Hylton 1/4, RBI

Game 2: FGCU 13 STETSON 6

W-Tyler Tipton (2-0)

L-Chris Gonzalez (2-1)

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Richie Garcia 6/6, 5 R

Joe Kinker 2/5, 3 R, 3 RBI’s

Cam Krzeminski 2/5, R, 3 RBI’s

Marc Coffers 2/4, R, 2 RBI’s

Outstanding Players (SU):

Kyle Ball 1/5, R, 2 RBI’s

Eric Foggo 2/5, 2 R, HR, RBI

Andrew MacNeil 1/4, R, RBI

Game 3: STETSON 13 FGCU 4

W-Jonathan Gonzalez (2-0)

L-Mason Miller (2-2)

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Richie Garcia 1/3, R, 2 RBI’s

Ian Farrow 3/4, 2 R, RBI

Stephen Wilmer 1/3, RBI

Outstanding Players (SU):


Danny Martin 4/5, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI’s

Jorge Arenas 2/4, 3 R, 2 RBI’s

Banks Griffith 4/5, 2 R, RBI


Overview:

FGCU and Stetson both had their aces on the mound Friday night in game 1 of the series and Nick Durgin was absolutely filthy for the Hatters striking out 14 Eagles in 8 innings pitched. FGCU rebounded in game 2 and the bats woke up and they headed into the rubber game looking to win the series Sunday afternoon.

The Hatters dominated FGCU in game three of the series, scoring 11 of their 13 runs from the 2nd to 4th inning. ASUN play has just started, so expect the Eagles to get back on track after a tough first series. Richie Garcia had another big series for the Eagles, including going 6 for 6 Saturday night.

What’s Next:

FGCU faces FAU (14-9) Tuesday night at 6:30 PM from Swanson Stadium.

FGCU/STETSON PREVIEW

Deland, FL- FGCU (12-7) begins ASUN Conference play on the road vs Stetson University (14-7, 4-0 ASUN), starting Friday night for a three game series.

Series Schedule:

Friday 6:30 PM

Saturday 6:30 PM

Sunday 1 PM

2021 Pitching Stats (SU):

14-7/4.27 ERA/1.33 WHIP/2 CG/4 SHO/5 SV/185.1 IP/180 H/93 R (88 ER)/177 K/66 BB/25 2B/4 3B/17 HR/709 AB/.254 BAA

2021 Hitting Stats (SU):

.250/.741 OPS/133 R/173 H/38 2B/4 3B/17 HR/116 RBI’s/.390 SLG%/.351 OB%

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’2 R-SO OF Brian Ellis

.380/.914 OPS/18 R/27 H/2 2B/3B/14 RBI’s/.437 SLG%/.477 OB%

5’10 SR INF Richie Garcia

.338/.962 OPS/17 R/22 H/4 2B/2 HR/16 RBI’s/.492 SLG%/.470 OB%

6’1 SO UTL Joe Kinker

.315/.871 OPS/12 R/23 H/2 2B/3 HR/16 RBI’s/.466 SLG%/.405 OB%

Players To Watch For (SU):

6’1 GR OF/1B Hernen Sardinas

.342/.967 OPS/11 R/25 H/10 2B/3B/HR/18 RBI’s/.548 SLG/.419 OB%

6’0 GR OF Andrew MacNeil

.292/1.002 OPS/26 R/21 H/6 2B/3B/3 HR/16 RBI’s/.528 SLG/.474 OB%

5’11 R-JR 3B Kyle Ball

.260/.717 OPS/18 R/20 H/4 2B/HR/13 RBI’s/.351 SLG%/.366 OB%

Pitchers To Watch For (SU):

6’0 R-SO RHP Danny Garcia

2-0/2.40 ERA/1.20 WHIP/10 APP/4 SV/15.0 IP/13 H/4 ER/15 K/5 BB/2 2B/3B/HR/56 AB/.232 BAA

6’3 R-FR RHP Nick Durgin

3-1/3.23 ERA/1.01 WHIP/30.2 IP/23 H/12 R (11 ER)/32 K/8 BB/4 2B/4 HR/112 AB/.205 BAA

5’11 FR LHP/OF Anthony DeFabbia

2-0/3.63 ERA/1.52 WHIP/CG/22.1 IP/22 H/11 R (9 ER)/21 K/12 BB/2B/3B/3 HR/84 AB/.262 BAA

Overview:

FGCU faces a tough test to begin ASUN Conference play in Stetson University. The Hatters are undefeated in ASUN play, after sweeping UNA at the end of February. Stetson is 1-3 vs USF this season, while the Eagles went 6-0 vs the Bulls. Another opponent in common for both teams is FAMU, who Stetson swept in 4 games at home, while the Eagles split a 4 game series vs the Rattlers last weekend. The Hatters beat #23 Alabama on the road this season.

FGCU heads into this game after splitting a four game series on the road vs FAMU. The Eagles woke up winning the last two games, after some tough losses to start the series. Brian Ellis continues to swing a hot bat at the top of the order for the Eagles, and will be counted on in this series vs the Hatters. The Eagles offense runs through their 1, 2, and 3 batters, Brian Ellis, Richie Garcia, and Joe Kinker, and FGCU needs that to continue this weekend.

Stetson is led by Andrew MacNeil, their lead off hitter, and #2 batter Kyle Ball who both pace the Hatters offense.

Prediction:

FGCU takes 2 of 3 games from the Hatters.

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