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Career outing for Lumbert in win over Miami

The FGCU baseball team picked up a huge win at home in front of 1,982 fans in a 1-0 win. “I think we can play any team in the county and most importantly the kids believe they could play with anyone in the county,” head coach Dave Tollett said. “I think last year we’re building off what we did and these kids are very confident.” Evan Lumbert pitched a career high eight innings striking out 12 batters and earned his fourth win of the season. Off the bench, Eli Lovell plated the only run in the bottom of the...

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Eagles set to host Miami in battle of the birds

The FGCU baseball team is set for a highly anticipated showdown with the Miami Hurricanes coming to Fort Myers for a midweek game. Last season, the two teams met at Swanson Stadium with over 2,000 fans lined up to watch the Eagles shut out Miami 3-0. Head coach Dave Tollett has yet to announce a starter, but it looks like it is set up for Evan Lumbert who was skipped on Sunday and pitched three innings to prepare himself for the game. The Hurricanes are 12-11 on the season, but are coming off a sweep of #24 Virginia. They also have...

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Deiros earns 600th career win

Following the FGCU softball team’s win in game two of a double-header on Saturday, the Eagles’ founding father coach earned his 600th win. Deiros began coaching in 2001 with the Eagles and has had 12 seasons with a winning record, including eight seasons of 35 or more wins. Already with 26 this season, Deiros is well on his way to another 35-plus win season. “I have been fortunate to have my dream job for 17 years,” Deiros said. “That’s the reality of the matter. It’s really special that my first All-American—the first kid I brought to this program, Ashley...

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Eagles sweeps UMBC with 6-3 win

After having their starter pulled without registering an out, the FGCU baseball team still managed to win, completing a three-game series with UMBC. Brian Wilcox made the start and gave up three runs before immediately being pulled for Sebastian Gruszecki. Evan Lumbert gave the Eagles three innings out of the bullpen and Kenton Herring pitched the final two innings. “Sweeps are tough and we swept the week,” head coach Dave Tollett said. “I thought our bullpen was outstanding for the first time this year not to give up a run for eight innings. I am really happy for them.”...

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FGCU softball earns pair of weekly awards

Following a week where the Eagles went 3-2 and earned their first two victories in ASUN play, both Riley Randolph and Raquel Fournet were given ASUN Pitcher of the Week and ASUN Conference Player of the Week. Fournet started her week off strong in the first game of a double header against Marshall. She drove in all four runs in the game, including a game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off win at home. She also hit a two-run homer earlier in the game to tie the score at three. She then drove in a...

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Eagles win fourth straight game with 14-3 win

From the start, the FGCU baseball team dominated UAB 14-3 for their 17th win of the season. “We need those games. Our kids need those games,” head coach Dave Tollett said. “A lot of people get to play. Everyone gets to swing a bit. Guys get to pitch so those are good.” Josh Dye was on the mound and earned the win, allowing just one run in six innings and only throwing 62 pitches. Christian Townsend and Tyler Shuck each combined to pitch the final three innings. “I came out and I didn’t feel my best in the beginning, but I just worked off my...

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Leon strikes out 10 in 5-0 FGCU Win

The FGCU baseball team started their weekend series versus UMBC strong with a 5-0 win to extend their win-streak to three. “It was a good hard-fought win,” head coach Dave Tollett said. We pitched well and played decent defense. It was a good Friday night win.” Mario Leon was on the mound and pitched one of his best games of the season. He did not allow a run in six innings and struck out a season high 10 batters in the process. “I thought it was my best outing of the year,” Leon said. “I tried to get ahead,...

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Williamson wins ASUN Player of the Week

After a second place finish in the MSU Citrus Classic, Kate Williamson won her first-ever ASUN Player of the Week Award. “Kate played very solid for us this past week,” said head coach Sarah Trew. “I noticed a significant improvement in her mental game and the way she approached the course. She had a great mindset going into the event and her short game was phenomenal, and it was a big key to her success.” This is the third different Eagle to have won this award joining Madeline Marck-Sherk and Natalia Nassar. It also is the first time since...

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Softball prepares for conference play vs. Stetson

Coming in with a 25-6 record, the FGCU softball team will open conference play with a series versus Stetson at home. The two teams will play a double-header on Saturday starting at 4 P.M. and then play Sunday at 1 P.M. The Hatters have also had a strong start to the season winning 20 of their 30 games, but will be playing their first game as a visitor this season. All 20 of Stetson’s wins have come at home and they have lost five games at neutral fields. Offensively, the Hatters are led by Ashly Smith with a .468...

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Cinderella programs meet in baseball for first-time in weekend series

Two schools the pulled off perhaps the biggest upsets in the NCAA basketball tournament will face off, though the two school will play their first-ever series in baseball. Just a week removed from one of the biggest upsets in all of sports from UMBC over Virginia, the Retrievers will face a university just five years removed from their sweet-16 run from a 15 seed in a weekend series starting on Friday at 6:30 P.M. with games two and three on Saturday and Sunday. The Retrievers have struggled this season as they are 5-10 and lost seven straight games earlier...

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