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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: Baseball vs. USC Upstate series

The FGCU baseball team will take on the USC Upstate Spartans at home in a three-game series from Thursday, April 13 to Saturday, April 15 at Swanson Stadium. The games on Thursday and Friday will take place at 6:30 p.m. and the Saturday game will be at 2 p.m. Last season in the three-game series against the Spartans, the Eagles suffered tough defeats, losing the series 3-0 in three very high-scoring games totaling 77 runs. Next up, the Eagles will look forward to a two-game series with the FIU Panthers beginning Tuesday, April...

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Preview: Baseball at Miami

The FGCU baseball team will go on the road to play in the midweek game against the Miami on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. in Coral Gables. This will be the second meeting this year between the two teams. Earlier this season, the Eagles earned a 3-0 victory with six hits and a pitching win for right-handed pitcher, Mario Leon. The Eagles and the Hurricanes faced off three times last year, each in separate single games where the Hurricanes took each game, making the series 3-0. Next, the Eagles will head back to Swanson Stadium to host USC...

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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: 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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Preview: Baseball at FSU game series

The FGCU baseball team will travel to Tallahassee to take on the No. 22 Seminoles in a two-game series beginning Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. The final game will be Wednesday, April 5 at 4 p.m. FGCU and FSU have already met once this season at JetBlue Park with the Eagles coming out on top with a big 5-2 victory against the then No. 1 Seminoles. The Seminoles are currently on a four-game lose streak with losses against Florida and UNC. FSU comes into this series with a record of 18-11 and 6-6 in ACC play. The Eagles...

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Tempers flare as No. 9 FGCU baseball loses series to Jacksonville

The No. 9 FGCU baseball team dropped its second-straight game to Jacksonville 5-2 in a game that featured seven players being ejected along with a 45-minute delay with lightning. In the top of the eighth inning, the Dolphins had the bases loaded with one out when Chris Lehane flied out to shallow left, and Eli Lovell threw home to get Scott Armstrong at the plate. Armstrong tried to run over catcher Spencer Levine and immediately both benches emptied as they met behind home plate. Punches were thrown and it resulted in FGCU losing Nick Rivera, Matt Reardon, and Alex Brait for the rest of the game. Armstrong along with three other Dolphins were ejected as well. “Well, I think it started yesterday when we called time and they threw at us,” FGCU head coach Dave Tollett said. “Then they tried to run over our catcher. That’s just not how we play.” Garrett Anderson took the hill for the Eagles and worked into the eighth inning for the second time this year. FGCU jumped out to an early 1-0 thanks to an RBI single by Marc Coffers that scored Julio Gonzalez. Despite a leadoff double in the top of the fourth and having runners on first and second with no outs in the fifth, Anderson escaped trouble to keep the 1-0 lead. The Eagles tacked on another run after Kulina...

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