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FGCU baseball wins first ever NCAA Tournament game over Michigan

The FGCU baseball team won its first-ever NCAA tournament game with a 10-6 win over the Michigan Wolverines. Trailing for most of the game, the ASUN player of the year, Nick Rivera, hit two home runs including a three-run home run in the sixth to lead the Eagles. “(It’s) the biggest win in our school history, no question,” said head coach Dave Tollett. “We were a little tight early on. From early on, we tried to be loose as a coaching staff all week, but we were a little tight on. Probably the biggest win of my coaching career....

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FGCU baseball wins ASUN tournament

For the first time in program history, the FGCU baseball team advanced to the NCAA tournament after winning the ASUN tournament Saturday night with two wins over Jacksonville. Coming into the tournament as the No.3 seed, the Eagles won five out of the six games to receive their automatic bid. After No. 5 Kennesaw State defeated No. 2 Stetson, FGCU played the Owls in the winner’s bracket on Thursday. Despite winning the last three games of the season verse Kennesaw State, the streak came to an end with a 6-3 loss, sending the Eagles to the loser’s bracket. Looking...

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Men’s baseball readies up for ASUN Tournament

After starting the season 24-3 and earning the highest ranking of any FGCU team at No. 9, the Eagles get set for the ASUN tournament. “Next week starts a whole new season and we will continue to take it one game at a time, but we’re pleased with the momentum heading into the conference tournament,” head coach Dave Tollett said to FGCU athletics. Their first opponent will be No. 4 UNF on Wednesday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m. The Ospreys swept the Eagles earlier this season in Jacksonville, but since that game, the Eagles have won nine consecutive conference...

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FGCU softball falls in ASUN final to No. 1 USC Upstate

The FGCU softball team finished their postseason as the runner up in the ASUN Championship. The Eagles made it to the final day of play Saturday afternoon, but fell to the three-time reigning champions, USC Upstate, 8-0. “It was a great effort all weekend long,” said head coach David Deiros to FGCU athletics. “We knocked out three teams from the tournament, we just ran into a buzz saw and in some cases, we couldn’t get out of our way. They put a lot of pressure on us and we didn’t do the things we wanted to do at that...

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Preview: Softball hosts Lipscomb for final ASUN series

The FGCU softball team will host its final ASUN conference series against Lipscomb, beginning Thursday, May 4 at 5 p.m. The second game will follow immediately after at 7 p.m. Play will conclude on Friday, May 5 at 1 p.m. The Eagles are currently in fifth place in the ASUN, coming into this series 4-7 in the conference. FGCU has struggled the past few series, going on an eight-game lose streak, before a 3-0 win over Kennesaw broke it. The Bisons come into this series with an overall record of 33-13 and an ASUN record of 7-5. Lipscomb is...

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Preview: Baseball at USF for midweek game

The FGCU baseball team will compete in its final game of a nine-game road trip with a midweek matchup against USF on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. Earlier this season, the Eagles hosted the Bulls and came out on top with a 2-1 win. Spencer Levine’s game-winning home run in the eighth inning helped the Eagles beat the Bulls for the 11th time in 15 career meetings. The Eagles will look to beat USF for the second time this season before coming home to host Lipscomb in a three-game series beginning Friday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at...

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Preview: Softball at Stetson for three-game series

The FGCU softball team will travel to Stetson to take on the Hatters in a three-game road series beginning Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. Both teams are at the bottom of the standings in the ASUN. The Eagles are 4-7 in conference play, while the Hatters are 3-9, in sixth place. Last season, FGCU took two of three, outscoring the Hatters 18-3 in two wins. Overall, the Hatters have won 16 out of the 27 head-to-head meetings with the Eagles. Next, the Eagles will finish up its regular season, hosting a three-game series against Lipscomb starting Thursday, May...

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Preview: Baseball at NJIT for three-game series

The FGCU baseball team continues its road trip as the Eagles travel to New Jersey to face the NJIT Highlanders for a three-game series starting on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. This will be the first time this season the Eagles verse NJIT, as these teams have only faced off a total of three times since the Highlanders joined the ASUN. Last season, FGCU swept a three-game series over NJIT at Swanson Stadium, outscoring them 20-9 in the series. Garrett Anderson and Mario Leon started two of those games with Leon getting a win against the Highlanders. The...

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Preview: Softball at USF for double header

The FGCU softball team heads to USF for a double header on Thursday, April 27, starting at 5 p.m. with the second game immediately following. The Eagles come in with a record of 22-24 and sit in fifth place in the ASUN. The Bulls are 29-21 and are coming off a three-game sweep over Memphis this past weekend. FGCU has lost six-straight games against USF, including a 6-0 loss in their last meeting. Riley Randolph and Taylor Wade will likely be on the mound for the Eagles. On the offensive side, Kelsey Huff continues to lead FGCU as she...

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FGCU baseball drops games two and three to UNF

Looking to rebound from their two losses during the week against FIU and series-opening loss against UNF, the FGCU baseball team’s losing skid continued as they were swept by the Ospreys in Jacksonville. The Eagles lost 8-2, and 10-5, as FGCU is now 4-8 in conference play after only losing three times in their first 27 games of the year. Down 6-2 in the eighth on Saturday, the Eagles had the bases loaded and one out, but for the second time on the afternoon, the Eagles left them loaded without scoring. Josh Dye got the start for the Eagles...

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