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FGCU baseball take games two and three against Bethune-Cookman to win second series of the season

Following their series-opening loss to Bethune-Cookman, the FGCU baseball team bounced back to earn its second series victory of the season with a 7-4 and 8-3 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday and Sunday. Despite falling behind early in game two of the series, the Eagles were able to use a five-run sixth inning to propel them to a win behind Kutter Crawford’s second start of the season. First basemen Corey Fehribach had the game-winning hit for the Eagles after colliding at first base die to an errant throw that took him into the base runner earlier in the...

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FGCU baseball has four game win streak snapped in game one against Bethune-Cookman

Opening up a three-game series against Bethune-Cookman on Friday, the FGCU baseball team’s four-game win streak came to an end as they fell to Wildcats 13-7. Kenton Herring made the start for the Eagles, and it did not go well, allowing eight runs (five earned), seven hits and three walks in three innings. “We got to throw strikes,” said FGCU head coach Dave Tollett. “I think we walked five, hit a batter, and three errors, and all those runs scored. If we don’t beat ourselves and don’t give away freebies, I think we’re in this ball game. I think...

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Preview: Women’s basketball vs. Stetson

The FGCU women’s basketball team returns home to Alico Arena to face Stetson on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m. The winner of this matchup will be the number one seed in the ASUN tournament and claim the regular-season title. The Eagles faced off against Stetson back in the opening game of ASUN play, where FGCU came away with an 84-71 win. Rosemarie Julien had a game high 36 points in the Eagles win as she made six-of-seven three pointers that game. The Eagles will then look towards ASUN tournament play, hoping to return to the NCAA tournament for...

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FGCU Baseball wins fourth straight with victory over Eastern Michigan

“Were excited. It’s a win streak, four straight out of the gate. It is a good start for us,” FGCU head coach Dave Tollett said. “Its always great to play for a lead and offense kept adding and we didn’t have to use Sterling or Garrett after them being taxed this weekend was really, really huge going into the Bethune-Cookman series.” Josh Dye took the mound for the Eagles, making his second start of the year. Dye again went three innings for the Eagles, giving up two runs on four hits, before handing the ball off to Peyton Gray....

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Preview: Men’s basketball vs. Stetson

The FGCU men’s basketball team will play their final game before the ASUN tournament, facing Stetson on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:00 p.m. at Alico Arena. The Eagles are coming off a 97-89 win in overtime against USC Upstate to clinch at least a share of the ASUN regular season title. FGCU and Stetson met in the first regular season game back in January where the Eagles managed to overcome an eight point deficit with less than two minutes to go. The Eagles have won 15 of the 22 matchups between these two teams including the championship game of...

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FGCU baseball defeats Sacred Heart to earn first series win of the season

Playing in its final game of a four-game series against Sacred Heart, the FGCU baseball team defeated the Pioneers 5-1 on Sunday, claiming its first series win of the season. Kutter Crawford made his debut for the Eagles going six innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out 11. “I thought Crawford was excellent,” FGCU head Coach Dave Tollett said. “Anytime you strike out 11 in six innings, that takes a little pressure of the defense. I thought his stuff was electric. I thought it was special. If this is going to be the Kutter we get every...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball at NJIT

The FGCU women’s basketball team heads to Newark, New Jersey, to face NJIT in its final conference road game of the regular season on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 p.m. The Eagles were winners back in January when they faced NJIT, defeating the Highlanders 73-53. Despite shooting below 35 percent from the floor as a team, Haley Laughter led the team with 20 points coming off the bench for the Eagles. Leading the Highlanders in their loss against the Eagles, Alana Dudley finished with 17 points. The Eagles have won all four of their matchups against the Highlanders since...

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FGCU baseball scores a combined 22 runs in double header victories over Sacred Heart

Playing in a doubleheader against Sacred Heart, the FGCU baseball team rebounded from its opening-day loss with a 13-8 victory in game one, and a 9-3 victory in game two. Now ahead 2-1 in their four-game series against the Pioneers, the Eagles scored a combined 22 runs to earn their first and second victories of the season. In game one, the Eagles were down 6-0 through four innings, but the Eagles managed to come from behind and win on a two three run home runs by Julio Gonzalez and Richie Garcia to erase a six-run deficit and help the...

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FGCU baseball opens up campaign with loss to Sacred Heart

The FGCU Baseball Team kicked off the 2017 season at Swanson Stadium with a loss to Sacred Heart 10-5. After going 27-32 a season ago, the Eagles welcomed three freshmen into their lineup as well as the return of senior Nick Rivera, who missed most of last year with an injury. This was the fifth time these two teams have met with the Eagles, winning three of the first four games. Sacred Heart’s only win prior to Friday night was back in 2010, when Chris Sale started for the Eagles. Mario Leon got the start for the Eagles and...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball at USC Upstate

The FGCU women’s basketball team will head back out on the road to face off against USC Upstate for the second time this season on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 5:00 p.m. The last time these two teams met was in Fort Myers where the Eagles won 93-43.  The Eagles had five different players in double figures that game, led by Erica Nelson’s 18 points. Leading the way on offense in their loss, Raven Jefferson scored 22 of the Spartans’ 43 points. As the ASUN regular-season winds down, the Eagles will look for a big road win and hope to...

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