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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: Baseball vs. Bethune-Cookman

Following their matchup against Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 22, the FGCU baseball team will take on Bethune-Cookman in a three-game series from Feb. 24 to 26 at Swanson Stadium. With a 12-9 all-time record against the Wildcats, the Eagles went 2-1 in their last three-game series against Bethune-Cookman last March. Winning the first and third game of the series 9-6 and 15-5, the Eagles were defeated 1-0 in game two. Opening their season with a three-game series sweep over Boston College, the Wildcats will travel to Daytona Beach to face FAU before traveling to Fort Myers to take...

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Preview: Baseball vs. Eastern Michigan

Opening its season with a 3-1 series victory over Sacred Heart, the FGCU baseball team will take on Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Swanson Stadium. This will be the first time the two teams will cross paths in their respective program histories. Opening its season with a four-game series against Missouri, Eastern Michigan took game one 6-2, before losing the final three games of the series 27-9, 6-5 and 7-2. The Eagles come into their matchup against the Eagles fresh off of three-straight victories against Sacred Heart 13-8, 9-3 and 5-1. FGCU will look...

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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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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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Baseball returns postseason-tested roster for 2017 campaign

Entering the 2017 season following its first ever ASUN Championship game appearance last season, the FGCU baseball team kicks off the new campaign with a four-game weekend series against Sacred Heart from Feb. 17 to 19 at Swanson Stadium. Returning all but three seniors from last season, the Eagles will face off against eight 2016 NCAA Tournament teams 22 times throughout the campaign. Six of the eight 2016 NCAA Tournament teams were either the No. 1 or No. 2 seeds in their respective NCAA Tournament Regional fields. While Ohio State, UNC Wilmington and FAU entered the Big Dance as...

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Chris Sale named to Forbes list ‘30 Under 30’

In Forbes sixth-annual 30 Under 30 list, honoring 30 innovators and change-makers under the age of 30 featuring 20 different categories, former FGCU standout Chris Sale was named to the list in the sports category. Recently acquired by the Boston Red Sox in the offseason, the FGCU Alumni and five-time All-Star went 17-10 last season with the Chicago White Sox, striking out 233 batters on the season. Named the starting pitcher for the American League All-Stars in the 2016 All-Star game held in San Diego, California, the Lakeland native has finished in the top five in Cy Young Award...

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FGCU baseball to host ‘Big Four’ matchups for 2017 season

With baseball season right around the corner, the highly anticipated matchups during March have been released. The Eagles are set to host Florida, FSU and Miami. The team will also welcome Ohio State for the first time in program history. The Eagles and Gators are scheduled to play at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. and will then travel to Gainesville, Florida, for game two Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. Florida posted 52 wins last season en route to making its 10th appearance in the College World Series. Unfortunately, the Gators went two-and-out...

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FGCU women’s basketball loses three straight at Gulf Coast Showcase

After suffering a 79-66 loss to No. 8 Ohio State in its first of three games played at Germain Arena for the Gulf Coast Showcase, the FGCU women’s basketball team fell to 2-5 on the season, falling to George Washington 76-47 on Saturday, and Kent State 77-64 on Sunday. “We need more consistent performances,” FGCU head coach Karl Smesko said to FGCU athletics. “Hopefully we’ll learn from it and make fewer mistakes next time. We’re disappointed in our play, but we understood there would be some growing pains. Right now it just seems like they’re at a maximum.” While no...

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