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Softball continues historic start with sweep of double-header of Oakland

With their perfect record on the line and already the best start in program history, the FGCU softball team kept their winning streak going as they moved to 8-0 with a sweep of Oakland. Both games featured good pitching with poor defense on both sides, but the Eagles were able to pick up 7-1 and 6-5 wins. “I think our pitching was exemplary all day long,” head coach Dave Deiros said. I can’t say enough about the ways our pitchers are throwing the ball and commanding the zone [by] getting ahead hitters and really exercising their will. We’ll keep...

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6-0 FGCU Softball tops RV USF

The FGCU softball team (6-0) continues their dominance as they swept visiting RV USF (4-3) 1-0 and 4-1. This is the first time in program history that the Eagles went 6-0 in a season. With the win, the Eagles are now 4-8 against USF, who were receiving votes in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll. “Those were two really good softball games. It came down to us making sure we stay within our plan and stay focused the whole time. Our pitching staff threw great. We came up with a couple of really big hits when we needed them, so...

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FGCU Softball welcomes in USF for a double-header

After starting the season 4-0 for the third time in pergola history, this Eagles will welcome USF for a double-header starting on Wednesday at 4 p.m. with game two scheduled at 6 p.m. The Bulls come into this game having won four of five with their lone loss coming to #2 Florida. In the four wins, they did not score more than six runs in any game and did not win by more than three runs in any game, but nonetheless were able to defeat Illinois State, Georgia State, Michigan, and UAB. “USF is a fantastic program,” head coach...

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FGCU softball announces final decision to coaching staff

FGCU softball head coach Dave Deiros announced the second newest assistant coach to the FGCU softball team, Jaime Edwards. She joins Lindsey Urban as well as Jamie Kertes, who was hired back in August, to the coaching staff to work alongside Deiros. “We are fortunate that we were able to find a coach of Jaime’s caliber so quickly,” Deiros said in a recent press release. “She is extremely bright, diligent, and adaptable—a consummate student of the game. Our players will appreciate her thoughtful and meticulous approach to all aspects of the game.” She recently spent time as a graduate...

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FGCU softball adds new assistant coach

Head coach Dave Derios and the FGCU softball team will welcome in Jamie Kertes as a new assistant coach for the 2018 softball season. Kertes had a similar position at Stony Brook as the pitching coach and helped the Seawolves pitching staff to the second lowest ERA in the American East Conference. “I’m very excited about the opportunity at FGCU,” Kertes said to FGCU athletics. “This is a very successful program with driven student-athletes and I look forward to working with them in their pursuit of their goals. I’d like to thank Coach Derios and Coach Ubrun for this...

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FGCU softball falls in ASUN final to No. 1 USC Upstate

The FGCU softball team finished their postseason as the runner up in the ASUN Championship. The Eagles made it to the final day of play Saturday afternoon, but fell to the three-time reigning champions, USC Upstate, 8-0. “It was a great effort all weekend long,” said head coach David Deiros to FGCU athletics. “We knocked out three teams from the tournament, we just ran into a buzz saw and in some cases, we couldn’t get out of our way. They put a lot of pressure on us and we didn’t do the things we wanted to do at that...

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Preview: Softball hosts Lipscomb for final ASUN series

The FGCU softball team will host its final ASUN conference series against Lipscomb, beginning Thursday, May 4 at 5 p.m. The second game will follow immediately after at 7 p.m. Play will conclude on Friday, May 5 at 1 p.m. The Eagles are currently in fifth place in the ASUN, coming into this series 4-7 in the conference. FGCU has struggled the past few series, going on an eight-game lose streak, before a 3-0 win over Kennesaw broke it. The Bisons come into this series with an overall record of 33-13 and an ASUN record of 7-5. Lipscomb is...

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Preview: Softball at Stetson for three-game series

The FGCU softball team will travel to Stetson to take on the Hatters in a three-game road series beginning Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. Both teams are at the bottom of the standings in the ASUN. The Eagles are 4-7 in conference play, while the Hatters are 3-9, in sixth place. Last season, FGCU took two of three, outscoring the Hatters 18-3 in two wins. Overall, the Hatters have won 16 out of the 27 head-to-head meetings with the Eagles. Next, the Eagles will finish up its regular season, hosting a three-game series against Lipscomb starting Thursday, May...

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Preview: Softball at USF for double header

The FGCU softball team heads to USF for a double header on Thursday, April 27, starting at 5 p.m. with the second game immediately following. The Eagles come in with a record of 22-24 and sit in fifth place in the ASUN. The Bulls are 29-21 and are coming off a three-game sweep over Memphis this past weekend. FGCU has lost six-straight games against USF, including a 6-0 loss in their last meeting. Riley Randolph and Taylor Wade will likely be on the mound for the Eagles. On the offensive side, Kelsey Huff continues to lead FGCU as she...

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FGCU softball splits weekend series against Kennesaw State

Coming into its weekend series against Kennesaw State on a seven-game losing streak, the FGCU softball team split its doubleheader on Saturday to claim its first victory since April 2. Playing their fourth and fifth straight game on the road, the Eagles fell in game one, 4-3, before defeating the Owls 3-0 in game two on Saturday, April 22. With a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth in the series finale on Sunday, the Eagles’ match against Kennesaw State was cancelled due to weather. In the circle for the Eagles in game one, Riley Randolph got the...

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