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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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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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