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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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No. 9 FGCU baseball manages two hits in series finale loss to Stetson

Fresh off of snapping its five-game losing streak, the No. 9 FGCU baseball team lost its third-consecutive series, falling to Stetson 1-0 on Sunday, April 9 in Deland. Allowing the Eagles to notch just two hits, Logan Gilbert finished with 18 strikeouts which was one short of tying the Stetson record for strikeouts in a game while throwing a season-high 135 pitches on Sunday. Gilbert had a perfect game going with two outs in the eighth before Alex Brait was hit by a pitch. He gave up his first hit to lead off the ninth on a triple by...

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No. 9 FGCU baseball snaps five-game losing streak with victory over Stetson

After dropping the opening game of a three-game series against Stetson, the No. 9 FGCU baseball team rode a strong performance from Josh Dye to a 4-2 win Saturday afternoon. The game was tied 1-1 in the eighth inning and Corey Fehribach came up with an RBI hit in the eighth and a two-run single in the ninth to propel the Eagles to their 25th win of the season “I thought today was the best I’ve seen Josh Dye,” FGCU head coach Dave Tollett said to FGCU athletics. “He didn’t have his plus fastball that he usually has, but he had...

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No. 9 FGCU drops fifth straight in walk-off loss to Stetson

Hoping to break its four-game losing streak, the No. 9 FGCU baseball team lost to Stetson 2-1 in extra innings in Deland. “We didn’t do enough things right to win the game tonight,” FGCU head coach Dave Tollett said in a recent FGCU athletics press release.” Stetson battled at the plate and fought off tough pitches to stay alive in their at-bats. “There were a couple of plays we could’ve made defensively and a couple of situations offensively where we didn’t come up with the big hit. We’ll need to correct a couple of things tomorrow and go out there to try and...

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Preview: Softball vs. USC Upstate series

The FGCU softball team will travel back home to host USC Upstate in a three-game series beginning Saturday, April 8 at 4 p.m. Play will wrap up on Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at the FGCU Softball Complex. FGCU has beaten the Spartans 10 times in the 25 games its played. FGCU has fallen to the Spartans twice in the ASUN Softball Championships. FGCU has four different hitters batting over .300 on the season including Chelsea Huff, who is nearing .400 on the season. Next, the Eagles will host FAU in a two-game series beginning Wednesday, April 12...

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Preview: Baseball at Stetson series

The FGCU baseball team will head to Deland, Florida, for their second road weekend series for the season  against the Stetson Hatters beginning Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. The Eagles hold an all-time record of 19-11 verse Stetson and took two of three at home a season ago. The Hatters come into this matchup with an overall record of 12-17, but a perfect conference play-record of 2-0 with wins over NJIT. Julio Gonzalez is the leading hitter for FGCU and the pitching staff of the Eagles is pitching an ERA in the low...

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No. 9 FGCU baseball’s losing streak continues as it suffers mid-week sweep to No. 19 FSU

Travelling to Tallahassee fresh off a series loss to JU, The No. 9 FGCU baseball team dropped its third and fourth straight games, losing to Florida State on a walk-off hit by Jackson Lueck 7-6 on Tuesday and 3-2 on Wednesday. After playing all nine innings in the Seminoles walk-off victory on Tuesday, the teams only played five innings on Wednesday due to rain. FGCU was without starring second basemen Matt Reardon and Alex Brait, who were both suspended four games for their involvement in the altercation on Sunday vs Jacksonville.  Jake Smith, playing for Reardon at second base, homered and...

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