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Seniors leading Eagles to solid start

After a split weekend in its home tournament, the Florida Gulf Coast University softball team improved its record to 9-6-1 after collecting wins against North Dakota, Harvard and Eastern Michigan, and falling to Villanova and Arkansas as part of the FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Round Robin tournament. In their final game of the tournament against Eastern Michigan, the FGCU Eagles shut out the EMU Eagles, 12-0. After managing to keep their opponent scoreless through six innings, FGCU collected its second shutout of the weekend and fifth of the season via the mercy rule. The FGCU Eagles got an early...

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Eagles struggle with 1-4 record at FIU Classic

  After a successful home tournament start, the Florida Gulf Coast University softball team went 1-4 in Florida International University’s Classic in Miami last weekend to leave them with a 6-4-1 record. The Eagles began their tournament with a shutout win over the University of Wisconsin Friday afternoon. The Eagles tallied eight runs Friday afternoon, including two home runs from sophomore Louie Ross and one from senior Jessica Barnes. In the Eagles’ first game against Wisconsin, FGCU pitcher Amanda Josie allowed only three hits through all six innings, struck out three and did not allow any walks. Later that...

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Eagles struggle with 1-4 record at FIU Classic

After a successful home tournament start, the Florida Gulf Coast University softball team went 1-4 in Florida International University’s Classic in Miami last weekend to leave them with a 6-4-1 record. The Eagles began their tournament with a shutout win over the University of Wisconsin Friday afternoon. The Eagles tallied eight runs Friday afternoon, including two home runs from sophomore Louie Ross and one from senior Jessica Barnes. In the Eagles’ first game against Wisconsin, FGCU pitcher Amanda Josie allowed only three hits through all six innings, struck out three and did not allow any walks. Later that day,...

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Eagles off to best start in program history

This weekend, the Florida Gulf Coast University softball team had its best season start in program history, starting with a five-game winning streak and a draw that was due to travel accommodations. The Eagles hosted the FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Invitational at the FGCU Softball Complex this weekend, dominating competition like Georgetown University, University of Mississippi, Western Kentucky University and Liberty University. The Eagles’ winning momentum kicked off in the second inning of their first game of the season, against Ole Miss, when junior Kelsey Carpenter claimed the first homerun of the season after she hit a bomb out...

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FGCU fastpitch faces another tough schedule

Eagles playing 14 in the top 100 national rankings including Florida State FGCU Softball Head Coach David Deiros is known for putting his squad on a collision course, at least once a year, against some of the most successful programs in the country. In 2012, the Green and Blue played then-No. 2 Florida in a tournament at the University of South Florida in the beginning of the season. In 2013, the University of Alabama visited The Nest as the No. 1 team in the country. Playing in front of 1,109 fans, the Eagles fought hard but ultimately fell to...

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Softball: Shelby Morgan out for the rest of the season with torn bicep tendon

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Shelby Morgan, the reigning Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year is out for the rest of this season after tearing her bicep tendon in her throwing arm. While warming up versus Mercer April 6, the Santa Fe High School alum felt a pop in her bicep tendon. “I threw one pitch and when throwing the second one I heard it pop and knew that I couldn’t throw anymore that day, and then the news came thru that my season was over,” Morgan said. FGCU softball head coach Dave Deiros said Morgan will bounce back. “She’s...

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Tide unable to roll past Eagles

With the clock about to hit 11 p.m. Saturday night, FGCU sophomore softball pitcher Shelby Morgan took the mound. It wasn’t a typical Atlantic Sun foe, but a much greater challenge. It was against the defending national champion and No. 1 team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide, in front of a record crowd of 1,109 at the FGCU Softball Complex. “The support and amount of people tonight was incredible,” Morgan said. “The game started so late, so I was really surprised how many people came out to the game.” The Eagles could not stop the Crimson Tide, losing 2-1. Morgan kept Alabama bats in check for the first three innings until Alabama second...

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