Bethune-Cookman and @FGCU_Baseball to Square Off in Mid-Week Pair at Swanson Stadium
Monday, April 22, 2013 | by Caleb Baker
Photo by J. Meric
Photo by J. Meric
Bethune-Cookman (27-19)
FGCU (22-15)
4/23/2013 | Fort Myers, Fla. | Attendance: 245
Win: WALTERMIRE (4-1) 1.220000
Loss: PATRICK (1-1) 2.263322
TURNER (BCU) 412110
SAMS (BCU) 412010
SUCHY (FGCU) 303310

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU baseball team continues its eight-game homes stand this week as it welcomes in-state foe Bethune-Cookman to Swanson Stadium for a pair of mid-week games, with both the Tuesday and Wednesday meetings scheduled for 6:30 p.m. starts.

The Eagles come away from last weekend’s A-Sun series with USC Upstate holding a 22-14 overall record, after taking two of the three games in the league series (W 3-2 (10 inn.), W 3-2 (10 inn.), L 17-9). Meanwhile, Bethune-Cookman makes the trip to Fort Myers for the non-conference meetings with the Eagles with a 26-19 (15-6 MEAC) mark.

FGCU continues to be inside the top 50 in the latest RPI rankings at and Boyd’s World, sitting at No. 46 entering the mid-week set.

Coming off the weekend series that saw him it .600 (9-for-15), senior catcher Mike Reeves (Peterborough, Ontario/St. Peter’s Secondary) added a triple, two RBI and four runs scored to his season totals, while leading the team with a .625 on-base and .733 slugging percentage. Reeves also leads the team with a .357 average and a .431 on-base percentage this season, bringing in 16 RBI and scoring 25 times, good for second on the team.

Junior utility man Brandon Bednar (Stuart, Fla./South Fork HS) also holds a .348 batting average this year, leading the squad with 35 RBI, 32 runs scored, 16 extra-base hits, a .481 slugging percentage and five stolen bases.

Neither team has announced its starters for the two contests.

Unanimous favorites to defend their seven-straight MEAC titles, the Wildcats are led at the plate by junior outfielder Josh Johnson’s .335 average, scoring 28 times and bringing in 13 RBI. Matching two others with a 29 RBI and leading the team with 34 runs scored, junior outfielder Eros Modena is also hitting .309 on the year. Holding a team-high .500 slugging percentage, junior first baseman Anthony Stokes is also connecting at a .313 clip on the season. 

The all-time series between the schools sits even at 5-5, including a 3-3 mark within the confines of Swanson Stadium. Last season, FGCU opened the season with a three-game series against the B-CU. The Wildcats earned the series win after taking two of the three games against the Eagles (L 8-6, W 7-3, L 3-1). Winners of eight of the last 10 and 12 of its last 15, B-CU sits at 4-6 against A-Sun opponents this season.

Live stats, in-game Twitter updates (@FGCU_Baseball), box score results and recaps will be available at for each contest in the series. Tickets for all home contests are available online at or by calling the FGCU ticket office at 239-590-7145.