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Astros defeat Dodgers in seven to claim First World Series in franchise history

The Houston Astros have been the bottom-feeders of the MLB the last several years. In 2011, they produced 56 wins last in the league and continued to remain the bottom team of the league. However, in 2017, the Astros rebuilt their team and defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1 in the seventh game of the World Series Wednesday night. Led by the talents of Carlos Correa, MVP George Springer and Jose Altuve, the Astros finally have a baseball championship in their 55 years as a franchise. It started out in the first game, where Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw dominated...

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FGCU baseball, Crawford, selected by Red Sox in 2017 MLB Draft

In the 16th round of the 2017 MLB First-Player Draft, the Boston Red Sox selected junior, right-handed pitcher Kutter Crawford. Crawford earned the 491st overall pick in the Draft, making him the first Eagle in program history to be drafted by the Red Sox and the third former Eagle to sign with the organization out of college. The right-hander will also become the fourth former Eagle to be an active member of the Red Sox along with five-time MLB All-Star Chris Sale. After his transfer from Indian River State College, Crawford quickly established himself in the teams’ weekend rotation...

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FGCU baseball, Gonzalez, selected by Kansas City Royals in 2017 MLB Draft

In the 17th round of the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Kansas City Royals selected junior shortstop Julio Gonzalez. Gonzalez was selected as the 510th overall pick and became the first player in FGCU history to be selected by the Kansas City Royals. After spending two seasons at Seminole State College in Oklahoma, Gonzalez quickly took off as an Eagle, leading the team with a .326 average, which ranked eighth in the ASUN. Gonzalez was also named the 2017 ASUN First Team All-Conference at shortstop, leading the conference in hits (84). The junior also ranked in the top-10...

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FGCU baseball is eliminated from the NCAA tournament with losses to Davidson and UNC

After defeating Michigan in their first-ever NCAA tournament game, the FGCU baseball team dropped their next two games, eliminating them from the NCAA tournament. On Saturday, the Eagles lost 2-1 to No. 4 Davidson and fell into the elimination bracket and then fell on Sunday 10-1 to finish the season. It was a battle of southpaws in the second game of the tournament as Josh Dye went up against Davidson’s Evan Roberts.  Both pitchers finished the game with eight innings pitched, but Roberts had the upper hand, allowing only one run compared to Dye who allowed two. “I thought...

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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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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: 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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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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