Fatigued Eagles swept by FMC
Saturday, April 12, 2003

Fort Myers – The FGCU baseball team was swept by visiting Florida Memorial today as they lost both games in the double header 6-4 and 13-2.

The Eagles are coming off seven games in eight days, including an 11-11-marathon game that went thirteen innings against Barry in Miami.

In the second game of the three-game series, the Eagles ace Jason Short was touched up for ten hits, and five earned runs. Short struck out five Lions, as he is now 5-3 on the season.

FMC jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the top of the third as they scored four runs in the inning, and never looked back.

Offensively, the Eagles could not seem to get anything going as they scored a pair of runs in the second and a pair in the fifth.

Freshman Joey Tolisano hit his tenth home run of the season, as he went 2-for-3 with 4 RBI, and 1 run scored.

Junior slugger Chris Brown and Junior David Cox each went 2-for-4 as these three players accounted for 6 out of the 8 hits the Eagles earned.

In the second game, the Eagles surrendered eleven hits and twelve runs as FMC rolled to a 12-3 victory.

Tony Korson started the game for the Eagles, but only went four and two-thirds innings as he gave up six hits and two earned runs.

Junior Eric Jordan relieved him, but struggled as he only went an inning and a third, giving up five earned runs on four hits.

Pete Stelzer pitched the last inning, as he gave up a home run, and struck out one.

Offensively, Chris Brown led the way as he went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI.

Junior Mike Howard hit his sixth home run of the season as he is now second on the team in homers.

The Eagles only pounded out four hits the whole game, which is a season low.

FGCU (29-12-2) will look to regroup, as they will travel to Clearwater to battle Clearwater Christian Tuesday afternoon.