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FGCU baseball drops third-straight game

In the first game of its nine-game road trip, the FGCU baseball team dropped its third-straight game falling to UNF 6-3 in Jacksonville. Down 6-3 entering the ninth inning, the Eagles loaded the bases with nobody out, but the combination of Taylor Dupont and Matthew Naylor pulled out the save with a ground out and a double play, handing Kutter Crawford his first loss of the year. For the third-straight game, FGCU fell behind in the first inning as UNF plated two runs in the first on just one hit. Spencer Levine got the Eagles on the board a...

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Preview: Softball at Kennesaw State for three-game series

The FGCU softball team will head to Kennesaw State for the start of a three-game series on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. with the Owls. The Eagles come into this game with a conference record of 3-6 having lost five of their last seven ASUN matches. The Owls come in with over 30 wins this year and is 7-5 in conference play. These two teams met five times last year with the Eagles winning four times. Next, the Eagles will take on USF in a doubleheader Thursday, April 27 at 5...

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Preview: Women’s tennis hosts ASUN Championship

After claiming its first ASUN regular season title, the FGCU women’s tennis team gets set to host the ASUN Championship starting on Friday, April 21 at the FGCU Tennis Complex. Coming into the tournament as the No. 11 seed, the Eagles will face the winner of No. 4 Stetson and No. 5 Lipscomb on Saturday, April 22. FGCU defeated both the Hatters and the Bisons earlier on in the season with 6-1 victories over them. Laura Falceto Font and Breana Stampfli are unbeaten in conference play at 6-0, and they will look to lead the Eagles in the ASUN...

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Preview: Men’s tennis at ASUN Championship

The No. 4 FGCU men’s tennis team gets set to face off against No. 5 USC Upstate in the first round of the ASUN Championship at 5 p.m. Friday, April 21 at the FGCU Tennis Complex. One of the Eagles three conference wins came against the Spartans, as FGCU defeated USC Upstate 4-3 in Spartanburg, South Carolina on March 29. Felipe Ramirez and Javier Fernandez both come in with a team-best 5-1 record in conference play for the Eagles. The winner of this match will face unbeaten UNF on Saturday, April...

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FGCU baseball takes two of three for first conference series win

In their second-to-last home series of the year, the FGCU baseball team claimed its first ASUN series win on Saturday, defeating USC Upstate on April 14 and 15 at Swanson Stadium. “It’s big anytime you get a series win; it’s huge,” Nick Rivera said. “Definitely for the locker room for our guys to get confidence going into FIU on Tuesday and then getting back into the conference vs. North Florida. We feel we’ve been playing real bad as an offense, letting our pitchers down.” On Friday, the Eagles fell behind early 1-0 behind Josh Dye, as the Eagles weren’t...

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Preview: Softball at FIU for double-header

The FGCU softball team will head to Miami on Wednesday, April 19 for a double-header with the FIU Panthers. The Eagles come into this game on a five-game losing streak after being swept in their two-previous series. FIU comes in with a record of 34-11, but have only lost two games at home this season. The Eagles hold a 7-14 career record verse the Panthers and already suffered a 6-1 loss to FIU earlier this season. Despite coming in on a skid, the Eagles have four players hitting above .330 including Kelsey Huff who is hitting .407. Also, Raquel Fournet’s 36...

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FGCU baseball takes two of three for first conference series win

In their second-to-last home series of the year, the FGCU baseball team claimed its first ASUN series win on Saturday, defeating USC Upstate on April 14 and 15 at Swanson Stadium. “It’s big anytime you get a series win; it’s huge,” Nick Rivera said. “Definitely for the locker room for our guys to get confidence going into FIU on Tuesday and then getting back into the conference vs. North Florida. We feel we’ve been playing real bad as an offense, letting our pitchers down.” On Friday, the Eagles fell behind early 1-0 behind Josh Dye, as the Eagles weren’t...

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Spencer Levine’s eighth inning two-run homer propels FGCU baseball past USC Upstate

Fresh off of a victory against UM on Wednesday, The FGCU baseball team rallied from a run down in the eighth to beat USC Upstate 7-6 in the first game of a three-game series at Swanson Stadium. With the Spartans up by one run in the bottom of the eighth, Spencer Levine, who came in as a diffusive replacement, hit the first pitch he saw for a two-run homer to put the Eagles ahead 7-6. “I was just happy (Dave Tollett) gave me the opportunity to get into the game today,” Levine said. “I was talking to all my...

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FGCU baseball comes from behind to defeat Miami

With a chance to take the season series against UM, The FGCU baseball team traveled to Coral Gables and defeated the Hurricanes 5-4. Down 3-1 heading into the seventh, the Eagles scored three times to take a 4-3 lead with two runs coming on a missed pop up in the infield off the bat of Julio Gonzalez before the game was delayed by rain. “It’s a huge win for our program, huge win for our university” FGCU head Coach Dave Tollett said to FGCU athletics. “We’ve been playing against them since 2008, and we never ever have been able...

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Preview: Softball vs. FAU series

The FGCU softball team welcomes FAU to the FGCU Softball Complex for a two-game series on Wednesday, April 12 at 5 p.m. with the second game following immediately after at 7 p.m. The Eagles and the Owls have split the past match ups, with FGCU winning the first three and FAU taking three straight games. When these teams met last season, FAU swept a double header, scoring 13 runs in the two games compared to the Eagles’ three. FAU is currently 18-10 in conference play, despite going 0-5 in the LSU invitational in early...

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