FGCU baseball sweeps Bluefield State to improve to 19-7
Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Fort Myers - The FGCU baseball team swept Bluefield State (WV) 8-5 and 18-6.

In the first game, Freshman ace Jason Short improved to 4-1 on the season as he pitched a complete game, striking out 7 and giving up 4 earned runs.

Freshman Joey Tolisano got the Eagles on the board early as he hit his fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the second.

Billy Corrigan broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Eagles a 3-2 edge.

In the bottom half of the fifth inning, Chris Brown, who is hitting .427, hit his first career home run, which was an inside-the-park knock. Brown went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI's and a run scored in the first game, including his third triple of the year.

After loading the bases following the Brown homerun, Eagles shortstop Rene Ruiz tripled to clear the bases as he went a perfect 2-for-2 with 3 RBI's.

The Eagles jumped out to a 7-2 lead and never looked back as Short cruised the remainder of the game.

In the second game, the Eagles bats exloaded for eighteen runs on thirteen hits.

Jason Cooper erupted for a 6 RBI game as he went a perfect 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored as well, including a double and a triple. Cooper only needed a homerun to complete the cycle.

Chris Brown continued to pound the ball as he went 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and a RBI.

Junior David Cox saw his batting average climb to .402 as he went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI's and a run scored.

Freshman catcher Joey Tolisano had a solid performance as he went 2-for-5 with 4 RBI's and a run scored.

Freshman Kip Perry went 1-for-2 with 3 runs scored in the win.

Freshman flamethrower Chris Cahill picked up his third win of the season to improve to 3-1.

Chris Hassen came in to relieve Cahill in the third, and struck out 6 to help boost the Eagles.

Justin Miller and Brian Deese pitched the remainder of the game as they each gave up a hit, and struck out one.

Deese made his first appearance of the season for the Eagles.

The Eagles improve to 19-7, and have won thirteen out of their last fourteen.