2013-14 Baseball News
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April 19, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (26-15, 11-4 Atlantic Sun) came out hot on Saturday afternoon and put runs on the board early and often to down North Florida (17-23, 7-11 A-Sun) by a score of 11-4 to pick up the series victory.
April 18, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (25-15, 10-4 Atlantic Sun) used power to get the job done in game one while North Florida (17-22, 7-10 A-Sun) used precision from starter David Trexler in game two to shut down the Eagle bats and come away with a split in Friday's doubleheader. The rubber match and final game of the series will take place tomorrow at Noon.
April 17, 2014
Tonight's FGCU baseball (24-14, 9-3 Atlantic Sun) game at Swanson Stadium vs. North Florida (16-21, 6-9 A-Sun) has been postponed until tomorrow at 11 a.m. due to inclement weather. Should the weather remain clear following the 11 a.m. game, a second will be played in order to put the three-game series set to conclude on Saturday back on schedule.
April 16, 2014
Sitting in sole possession of second place in the Atlantic Sun standings, the FGCU baseball team (24-14, 9-3 A-Sun) returns to Swanson Stadium on Thursday evening for the first of a three-game set with North Florida (16-21, 6-9 A-Sun) and the first of six-straight at home against A-Sun opponents as the regular season enters its final month.
April 15, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (24-14, 9-3 Atlantic Sun) fell behind No. 9 Florida (24-13, 9-6 SEC) early and never recovered at Hammond Stadium on Tuesday night. The Eagles managed just four hits while starter Brady Anderson worked 4.0 innings on the mound, gave up just two earned runs and struck out three.
April 14, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (24-13, 9-3 Atlantic Sun) will visit Hammond Stadium, the home of the Fort Myers Miracle and spring training home of the Minnesota Twins, tomorrow night for an instate showdown with No. 9 Florida (23-13, 9-6 SEC) in a rubber match to determine who can claim bragging rights for 2014.
April 14, 2014
FGCU Athletics has named women's swimmer Emma Svensson and baseball player Michael Suchy as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of March.
April 13, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (24-13, 9-3 Atlantic Sun) found themselves locked in a pitcher's duel on Sunday afternoon as Jack English tossed a career-high 7.1 innings but ultimately came away with a loss, 1-0 at the hands of Justin Russell and Jacksonville (12-23, 6-9 A-Sun).
April 12, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (24-12, 9-2 Atlantic Sun) used offense on Friday to take down Jacksonville (11-23, 5-9 A-Sun) but used pitching on Saturday to claim a 3-2 victory and secure a series win for the sixth-straight weekend.
April 11, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (23-12, 8-2 Atlantic Sun) opened its weekend series at Jacksonville (11-22, 5-8 A-Sun) with a bang on Friday night, spraying 17 hits and putting 13 runs on the board over the first five innings to give ace Mike Murray all the support he would need to cruise to his eighth-straight victory, 13-3.
April 11, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (22-12, 7-2 Atlantic Sun) will host the second of two games at Hammond Stadium, the home of the Fort Myers Miracle and Spring Training home of the Minnesota Twins, on Tuesday, Apr. 15 when the No. 13 Florida Gators (21-12, 7-5 SEC) come to town.
April 10, 2014
USA Baseball released its 50-man midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list on Thursday, bringing the organization one step closer to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country. FGCU starting pitcher Mike Murray joins the list adding to the list of accolades the unbeaten sophomore has already achieved during the 2014 season.
April 10, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (22-12, 7-2 Atlantic Sun) will head to northern Florida this weekend for a three game set against Jacksonville University (11-21, 5-7 A-Sun), returning to A-Sun action following a one-game absence.
April 09, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (22-12, 7-2 Atlantic Sun) used five pitchers on Wednesday afternoon to shut down Florida Atlantic University (17-15, 5-10 C-USA) and toss the fourth shutout of the season for the Green and Blue, striking out 14 Owl hitters in the process.
April 07, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (21-12, 7-2 Atlantic Sun) returns to the field on Tuesday evening at Florida Atlantic University (17-14, 5-10 C-USA) in the first of a two-game home-and-home series with the Owls that will conclude on Wednesday at Swanson Stadium.
April 06, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (21-12, 7-2 Atlantic Sun) committed seven errors on Sunday afternoon allowing Kennesaw State (15-20, 3-9 A-Sun) to erase an early 6-1 deficit and ultimately come away with an 11-9 victory at Swanson Stadium and avoid the weekend sweep.
April 05, 2014
Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, the FGCU baseball team (21-11, 7-1 Atlantic Sun) sent six batters to the plate against one of the nation's top relievers and mounted a two-run rally that allowed the Eagles to walk off with a 4-3 victory against Kennesaw State (14-20, 2-9 A-Sun) on Saturday afternoon.
April 04, 2014
Mike Murray took the mound for the FGCU baseball team (20-11, 6-1 A-Sun) on Friday night against one of the nation's top hitting teams in Kennesaw State (14-19, 2-8 A-Sun) and continued to show why he is one of the top hurlers in the nation as he worked his second-consecutive complete game, this time in shutout fashion, allowed just four hits, struck out four, walked none and picked up his seventh straight win, 5-0.
April 04, 2014
The FGCU Department of Athletics has become just the third school in the nation to partner with Australian-based calendar communication company ECAL to provide Eagles fans the ability to easily input every FGCU sporting event into their personal calendar on their favorite electronic device.
April 03, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (19-11, 5-1 Atlantic Sun) finally returns home after a season-long, nine-game road trip and looks to continue its hot start in A-Sun play when it welcomes Kennesaw State (14-18, 2-7 Atlantic Sun) this weekend at Swanson Stadium.
April 02, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (19-11, 5-1 Atlantic Sun) survived a wild back-and-forth affair at Florida A&M (10-17, 7-4 MEAC) on Wednesday afternoon, claiming a 7-6 victory in a game that saw three ties, three lead changes, 11 pitchers and 22 hits before it was all said and done. The win completes a season-long nine-game road swing during which the Eagles went 6-3, including a 5-1 start to A-Sun play.
April 02, 2014
FGCU is pleased to invite the public to its 2nd Annual Golf Event at the private Hideout Golf Club on Tuesday, May 6. The event will be a friendly competition among players and a fundraiser to help benefit FGCU Athletics.
April 01, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (18-11, 5-1 Atlantic Sun) took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning against No. 1 Florida State (23-5, 10-2 ACC) at Dick Houser Stadium in Tallahassee on Tuesday night but the Seminoles got the best of the FGCU bullpen and ultimately came away with an 8-3 victory.
March 31, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (18-10, 5-1 Atlantic Sun) has gotten off to a hot start in conference play but will take a break to travel to Tallahassee this week for a Tuesday evening tilt with the nation's top team in Florida State (22-5, 10-2 ACC) before taking on Florida A&M (10-16, 7-4 MEAC) on Wednesday.
March 31, 2014
FGCU Athletics is pleased to unveil 'Birds Eye View' as the official blog of the Eagles, giving fans a unique perspective into news and information about each of the Green and Blue's 15 teams. Fans can access the blog by logging on to FGCUEaglesEye.com.
March 30, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (18-10, 5-1 Atlantic Sun) put together two completely different games on Sunday afternoon opposite Stetson (10-18, 2-4 A-Sun), falling 18-9 in the first game of the doubleheader before bouncing back with a 4-3 victory to clinch the series.
March 29, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (17-9, 4-0 Atlantic Sun) had to wait a full day to get its series with Stetson (9-17, 1-3 A-Sun) underway but the delay proved to have little effect as the Eagles, behind a complete game from Mike Murray and a pair of home runs, defeated the Hatters 8-2 on Saturday night to stay unbeaten in A-Sun play.
March 29, 2014
The doubleheader scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. today opposite Stetson has been affected by weather once again. The Eagles will now play a single game with the Hatters tonight at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader tomorrow at Melching Field beginning at Noon.
March 28, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (16-9, 3-0 Atlantic Sun) has been rained out tonight at Stetson (9-16, 1-2 A-Sun) despite moving the start time up to 5:30 p.m. to beat the weather. The Eagles will begin their series with the Hatters tomorrow in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.
March 27, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (16-9, 3-0 Atlantic Sun) will hit the road for a second-consecutive weekend to continue A-Sun play at Stetson (9-16, 1-2 A-Sun) looking to build upon its first 3-0 start in league play since the 2010 season. The Eagles' best start to A-Sun play came in the 2009 season when they won their first six games against conference opponents.
March 26, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (16-9, 3-0 Atlantic Sun) traveled to Miami (13-12, 5-4 ACC) on Wednesday night and came away with a 4-0 loss in the second meeting of the season between the two programs, increasing Miami's lead in the all-time series to 8-1.
March 25, 2014
Winners of three-straight to begin Atlantic Sun play, the FGCU baseball team (16-8, 3-0 Atlantic Sun) will be looking to rectify last week's extra-inning loss to the University of Miami (13-11, 4-2 ACC) at Hammond Stadium when they head to South Beach for a mid-week match up opposite the Hurricanes Wednesday night (Mar. 26) at 6 p.m.
March 24, 2014
For the third time in four weeks, FGCU starting pitcher Mike Murray has been named the Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week as announced the conference office on Monday afternoon for his efforts in guiding the Eagles to an 8-0 victory at USC-Upstate on Friday to open up conference play.
March 22, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (16-8, 3-0 Atlantic Sun) kept the bats rolling on Saturday while the pitching continued to cruise, sweeping a doubleheader with USC-Upstate (9-16, 1-5 A-Sun) to complete a perfect start to A-Sun play for the first time since 2010. That season the Eagles also started 3-0 with a sweep of the Spartans on the road.
March 21, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (14-8, 1-0 Atlantic Sun) got the offense rolling early and never looked back riding the hot arm of Mike Murray to an 8-0 victory over USC-Upstate (9-14, 1-3 A-Sun) on Friday night, starting off A-Sun play with a win for the sixth-consecutive season.
March 20, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (13-8) will be begin the 2014 Atlantic Sun Conference slate this weekend with a trip to USC-Upstate (9-13, 1-2 A-Sun) in a matchup of teams picked to finish third and eighth in the league during the preseason, respectively.
March 19, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (13-8) saw its seven-game win streak come to an end in extra innings on Wednesday night at Hammond Stadium when the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (12-10) put up three runs in the top of the 10th after shutting down the Eagles in the bottom of the ninth with runners in scoring position.
March 18, 2014
Winners of seven-straight, the FGCU baseball team (13-7) looks to continue its win streak at Hammond Stadium when it hosts the University of Miami (11-9) for a mid-week match up Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
March 18, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (13-7) will be hosting two games at Hammond Stadium, the home of the Fort Myers Miracle and Spring Training home of the Minnesota Twins, beginning this Wednesday (Mar. 19) when they welcome the nationally ranked Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes at 6:30 p.m. and concluding on Tuesday, Apr. 15 when the Florida Gators come to town.
March 17, 2014
For the second time this season, FGCU starter Mike Murray has been named Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week, as announced Monday morning by the conference office, in recognition of his career-best and A-Sun season-best 13 strikeout, 7.0 scoreless inning performance against Florida A&M on Friday night.
March 16, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (13-7) was in search of back-to-back series sweeps for the first time this season and after relinquishing a 3-1 lead to Florida A&M (6-13) over the final two innings Zack Tillery came off the bench to pinch-hit with a runner in scoring position and swung away at the first pitch he saw to drive in the game-winning run.
March 15, 2014
The offense came alive for the FGCU baseball team (12-7) on Saturday night, piling a season-high 15 runs on Florida A&M (6-12) and extended its winning streak to six-games, settling into an opportunity to sweep the Rattlers tomorrow afternoon.
March 14, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (11-7) cruised past Florida A&M (6-11), 8-1, on Friday night at Swanson Stadium anchored by yet another brilliant start from Mike Murray who earned his fourth-straight positive decision and guided the Eagles to their fifth-straight win.
March 13, 2014
Winners of four-straight, the FGCU baseball team (10-7) looks to continue its winning way when it hosts Florida A&M University (7-9) this weekend in a three-game set at Swanson Stadium, beginning Friday night (Mar. 14) at 6:30 p.m.
March 09, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (10-7) completed the four-game sweep of Manhattan (1-10) on Sunday with a 5-2 victory that saw Sterling Koerner toss 6.0 scoreless innings in relief and give the Eagles their first sweep of 2014.
March 08, 2014
Nick Deckert and Zack Tillery took the mound for the FGCU baseball team (9-7) in a doubleheader on Saturday against the Manhattan Jaspers (1-9) and both brought their A-game to lead the Green and Blue to a pair of victories (13-3, 3-2), striking out a combined 18 batters along the way, both establishing single-game career highs.
March 07, 2014
Defending Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week Mike Murray took the mound on Friday night against the Manhattan Jaspers (1-7) with the task of stopping a season-long, four-game losing streak and he delivered in a big way with 8.0 stellar innings of work during which he struck out a season-high nine batters and guided the FGCU baseball team (7-7) to the 3-1 victory.
March 07, 2014
FGCU Athletics has named women's basketball player Sarah Hansen and baseball player Mike Murray as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of February.
March 06, 2014
Losers of four-in-a-row, the FGCU baseball team (6-7) looks to rebound in a big way when it hosts Manhattan College (1-6) this weekend in a four-game set at Swanson Stadium, beginning Friday night (Mar. 7) at 6:30 p.m.
March 04, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (6-7) fell behind Michigan (3-8-1) early and despite multiple come back efforts were never able to complete the climb as the Wolverines came away with a 6-4 victory on Tuesday afternoon at Swanson Stadium.
March 03, 2014
Following a 2-1 defeat last Thursday of a Florida team that was nationally ranked at the time, the FGCU baseball team (6-6) dropped its last three games in Gainesville over the weekend and will be looking to bounce back in a big way against Big Ten foe Michigan (2-8-1) on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.
March 03, 2014
Mike Murray tossed 7.1 innings against the nationally ranked Florida Gators and surrendered just one run and striking out four to guide the FGCU baseball (6-6) team to a 2-1 victory last Thursday night. The stellar effort from the sophomore has been rewarded with an Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week nod as announced by the conference office earlier today.
March 03, 2014
MACON, Ga. -- The Atlantic Sun is one of 15 college conferences to have its own branded destination on WatchESPN, the network announced today.
March 01, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (6-6) dropped both games on Saturday to Illinois (5-4) and Florida (6-5) by a combined score of 13-1 as the bats failed the Eagles all day, emphasized by a three-hit performance against Florida in the night cap to send the Green and Blue home 1-3 on the weekend.
February 28, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (6-4) allowed errors to bite them once again as the Fighting Illini of Illinois (3-4) capitalized for three runs and held on for a 3-2 victory on Friday in the first of two meetings between these programs this weekend.
February 28, 2014
Mike Murray tossed 7.1 innings against the nationally ranked Florida Gators (5-4) and surrendered just one run and striking, four to guide the FGCU baseball team (6-3) to a 2-1 victory on Thursday night. Jake Noll drove in both runs to headline his 2-4 effort.
February 26, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (5-3) is set to play a split two-game series against cross-state rival, No. 23 Florida (5-3) and Big Ten foe Illinois (2-4) this weekend (Feb. 27-Mar. 1). The Eagles will play single games with Florida and Illinois on Thursday and Friday, respectively, and will finish with a split doubleheader on Saturday beginning with Illinois at 1 p.m. and finishing with the Gators at 7 p.m.
February 26, 2014
Under the umbrella of the FGCU Athletics Life Skills Program, the Fifth Annual Hillmyer-Tremont Foundation Academic Honors Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Cohen Center Ballroom on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
February 26, 2014
The start time of the FGCU Baseball game vs. Michigan on Tuesday, Mar. 4 has been moved to 2 p.m. from its original start time of 6:30 p.m. in order to accommodate the Atlantic Sun Men’s Basketball Championship Quarterfinal matchup set to be hosted at Alico arena at 7 p.m.
February 23, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (5-3) surrendered a 7-1 lead to Bethune-Cookman (2-4) during Sunday afternoon's series finale and trailed 10-8 heading into the eighth before the Eagle bats came to life and scored five runs over the final two frames to pick up a 13-10 victory.
February 22, 2014
Trailing 3-0 heading into the seventh inning, the FGCU baseball team (4-3) picked up two runs over the final three innings and had the tying run in scoring position in the ninth but were unable to capitalize as Bethune-Cookman (2-4) closed the door to hand the Eagles their third loss of the season.
February 22, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (4-2) collected a 5-4 victory over Bethune-Cookman (3-2) on Friday night behind Mike Murray who dominated on the mound for a second consecutive start but the Wildcats did not go quietly into the night as they mounted a powerful comeback in the eighth that would ultimately fall short.
February 20, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (3-2) will embark on its first road trip of the season this weekend, making its first stop in Daytona Beach to take on Bethune-Cookman (1-2) in a three-game series starting Friday (Feb. 21).
February 18, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (3-2) used seven pitchers on Tuesday night to try and get past in-state rival USF (4-0) but a lack of timely hitting doomed the Green and Blue as the Bulls were able to capitalize on their opportunities to come out on top, 5-1, in this one to remain unbeaten.
February 17, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (3-1) welcomes the Bulls of the University of South Florida (3-0) to Swanson Stadium on Tuesday evening (Feb. 18) after getting off to hot start this past weekend opposite Rhode Island. The Eagles will be playing their fifth game in five days and will use their fifth different starting pitcher of 2014.
February 17, 2014
FGCU Athletics continues to epitomize what embodies a student-athlete as the Eagles extended their outstanding performance in the classroom with a record-tying 3.31 semester GPA and record-breaking 3.33 cumulative GPA for the fall of 2013.
February 16, 2014
The FGCU Baseball team (3-1) trailed 2-1 through three innings of Sunday afternoon's series finale with Rhode Island (1-3) before head coach Dave Tollett handed the ball to freshman pitcher Sterling Koerner who went on to toss 5.2 innings of relief that Tollett would call "the best long relief appearance I've ever had here," sparking the Eagles to a 4-3, come-from-behind. series clinching victory.
February 15, 2014
The FGCU Baseball team (2-1) mounted a consistent offensive effort in game one, claiming a 7-1 victory, but allowed errors to plague their evening set with Rhode Island (1-2) as the Rams took home a 6-5 win to avoid the Saturday sweep and crate a chance to split the season-opening series.
February 14, 2014
The FGCU baseball team (1-0) fell behind the Rams of Rhode Island (0-1) early but came storming back with a pair of late inning rallies to claim its first victory of the 2014 season in convincing fashion.
February 13, 2014
Opening its 12th season in program history, the FGCU baseball team kicks off the year with a four game series at Swanson Stadium against the University of Rhode Island. The series gets underway Friday night at 6:30 p.m. followed up by a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. The series will conclude on Sunday at 1 p.m.
February 07, 2014
Nationally acclaimed sportswriter, Peter Gammons writes about the remarkable journey of FGCU commit Devin Smeltzer and his battle with cancer at a young age.
February 04, 2014
This weekend (Feb. 6-9) the FGCU Athletics Department will be hosting the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team who will be making a series of appearances in the area headlined by an exhibition game against the FGCU Celebrity Team at Swanson Stadium on Saturday at 3 p.m.
January 29, 2014
With the 2014 FGCU Baseball season just 17 days away, the Atlantic Sun Conference revealed on Wednesday the preseason predictions and awards as voted on by the coaches. FGCU has been tabbed to finish third behind reigning Regular Season Champion Mercer and North Florida, respectively.
January 13, 2014
FGCU baseball, fresh off a 37-20 record in 2013, is receiving votes in Collegiate Baseball’s Fabulous 40 NCAA Division I preseason poll. The Eagles are three-time Atlantic Sun Regular Season Champions and had seven players chosen during the 2013 MLB draft.
December 20, 2013
FGCU Athletics raised a gross figure of $377,000 thanks to generous support of the FGCU community. The Athletics department extends its most sincere thank you to all the volunteers and supporters that made this event such a huge success.
December 19, 2013
The 2014 FGCU Baseball schedule will feature six teams that participated in the 2013 NCAA Baseball Tournament, two of which came from the Atlantic Sun. The Eagles will play 27 games at Swanson Stadium, including five-straight to open the season, head coach Dave Tollett announced this week.
December 10, 2013
FGCU Baseball Head Coach Dave Tollett announced the signing of eight student-athletes during the early-signing period this week. FGCU is the three-time Atlantic Sun Regular Season Champions and had seven players chosen during the 2013 MLB draft.
December 03, 2013
The FGCU Athletics Development Office is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual "Night at the Nest" gala that will be held this coming Sunday, Dec. 8, at Alico Arena is sold out.
October 24, 2013
The FGCU Department of Athletics has announced the promotion of Denise Da Silveira to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Sales, as appointed by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh this week.
October 01, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Club Advisory Board has announced the creation of the Naples Advisory Committee (NAC) in order to reach a larger audience and stretch awareness and support for FGCU Athletics.
September 20, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Department of Athletics has announced the addition of Jamie Church to the athletics communication staff, as released by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh.
August 19, 2013
A recap of Eagle Revolution built exclusively from tweets.
August 16, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With the 2013-14 year about to commence, FGCU student-athletes will look to build off a record-setting academic performance during the 2012-13 year in which they posted a 3.31 term GPA for the Spring Semester and 3.29 cumulative GPA.
July 17, 2013
Making his second appearance in the Major League Midsummer Classic, former FGCU All-American and current Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale earned the win on the mound for the American League on Tuesday night after tossing two perfect innings in the 84th All-Star Game at Citi Field.
July 06, 2013
Former FGCU pitcher Chris Sale (2008-2010), was named to his second Major League Baseball All-Star Game over the weekend as the rosters were announced on Saturday, July 6. A member of the Chicago White Sox, Sale is making his second consecutive appearance for the American League in the Midsummer Classic.