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No. 9 FGCU baseball’s 10-game win streak comes to an end with loss to Jacksonville

The No. 9 FGCU baseball team’s 10-game win streak came to an end on Saturday as Jacksonville defeated FGCU 10-5. The Dolphins scored seven times in the last two innings to even up the three-game series at a game apiece. “It was a difficult Saturday afternoon (game) in the conference,” FGCU head coach Dave Tollett said. “They’re battles. It doesn’t matter who it is, it’s battles, and they were a little better than us in the eighth and ninth and that’s not been the case for 24 games. We got to strap them back on and get ready to...

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No. 9 FGCU baseball earns first conference victory of the year with 4-0 win over Jacksonville

In its first game of Atlantic Sun conference play, the No. 9 FGCU baseball team defeated Jacksonville 4-0 on Friday night at Swanson Stadium. Both head coaches put out their aces, as Kutter Crawford (5-0) went up against Michael Baumann (1-3). Baumann came into the season projected to be a fifth-round draft pick. Crawford and Baumann each came into the game striking out just a little fewer than 1.5 batters per inning. Crawford got the upper hand against the projected fifth-round pick, as the junior right hander went 5 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on one hit. “Kutter (Crawford)...

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Preview: Baseball vs. Jacksonville series

FGCU baseball will host Jacksonville in a three- game series beginning Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Swanson Stadium. Play will conclude Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. The No. 12 Eagles are currently on a seven-game win streak, coming into this game with an overall record of 21-3. Jacksonville comes into this series with an overall record of 12-14, with an away record of 3-6. These two conference teams played a three-game series in Jacksonville last season with the Dolphins taking all three games, 3-4, 3-6, and 0-5. Next, the Eagles stay on the road traveling to...

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No. 9 FGCU baseball rides strong performance from Mario Leon to beat Miami

Following a series sweep of Jackson State, the No. 9 FGCU baseball team defeated Miami 3-0 thanks to a strong performance on the hill by Mario Leon. The Eagles have now completed a sweep of the big-three Florida schools with wins vs Miami, Florida State and Florida. They’ve also beaten USF and FAU to sweep the state of Florida. Mario Leon, who has been called upon to pitch in the midweek games, threw his best outing of the season, going seven innings, two hits and giving up no runs in front of a Swanson Stadium record 2,074 fans. “Honestly,...

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Preview: No. 9 FGCU baseball hosts Miami

The FGCU baseball team will host the University of Miami Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Swanson Stadium. The Hurricanes come into this match up with an overall record of 11-24, with recent loses against UNC. The Eagles and the then-ranked Hurricanes met twice last season with Miami taking both games. One game the Hurricanes were ranked No. 5 and the Eagles lost 2-5, and when Miami was No. 2 FGCU suffered a 0-4 loss at home. Next, the Eagles will host a three-game series against Jacksonville that will begin Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Swanson...

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No. 12 FGCU baseball completes three-game sweep of Jackson State

Extending its win streak to eight, the No. 12 FGCU baseball completed a three-game sweep against Jackson State with a 5-1 victory on Sunday. Josh Dye (5-1) went seven innings, allowing one run to pick up his fifth win of the season. “Josh Dye was outstanding today,” FGCU head coach Dave Tollett said. “Probably his best outing for us. He was in control the whole game. I felt like calling pitches was like driving a Cadillac. I mean everything I called, he put it where I wanted. He was spot on.” Early on, it was a pitching duel between...

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No. 12 FGCU claims series victory over Jackson State

With a chance to claim its seventh series win of the season, the No. 12 FGCU baseball team defeated Jackson State 6-4 to claim the series win ahead of their last matchup on March 26. The Eagles added two runs in the eighth inning to go up 6-2, and those two runs would be the difference as Jackson State rallied with two in the ninth, but couldn’t tie game. “Those insurance runs are always huge,” head coach Dave Tollett said in a recent FGCU Athletics press release. “The eighth inning has been a great inning for us. It seems like in the eighth we...

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No. 12 FGCU baseball wins its sixth straight with win over Jackson State

The No. 12 FGCU baseball team picked up its 16th win at home and won its sixth-straight game, defeating Jackson State 7-4. Sterling Koerner closed out the ninth inning with his program-record 15th save and his eighth of the season. “Honestly, it’s awesome,” Koerner said. “We’re doing really well and they’re giving me the opportunity to go out there and get some saves. I’m honored to be the new saves leader, and it’s a great feeling.” Garrett Anderson took the hill for the Eagles and had to work hard to get through his four innings. He allowed three runs,...

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Preview: Baseball vs. Jackson State

The FGCU baseball team is set to host Jackson State in a three-game series at Swanson Stadium. The first game will be on Friday, March 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m.The next game will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. The final game will be Sunday, March 26 at 1 p.m. The Tigers come into this record with an overall record of 14-8, with an away record of 4-2. This matchup will be the first time in program history that these teams will meet. Next, the Eagles will host Miami Wednesday, March 29 with play beginning at...

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No. 12 FGCU baseball snaps No. 21 USF’s 19-game win streak

The No. 12 FGCU baseball team knocked off its third-ranked opponent of the season Wednesday night, defeating No. 21 USF 2-1. Spencer Levine sixth inning home run proved to be the game-winner as FGCU picked up its 19th win of the season and snapped the Bulls’ 19-game win streak. Mario Leon (1-1) made the start for the Eagles and picked up the win going six innings with a career-high eight strikeouts. “Everything was on,” Leon said to FGCU Athletics. “In the first inning, I struggled a bit with my changeup command, but after that, I got some confidence in it. I was...

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