FGCU Takes two from Northern Teams
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Fort Myers, FL – The Eagles overpowered Oberlin College and Hartwick College 15-4 and 24-0, respectively, to go to 30-12 on the season. In game one, the Eagles dominated Oberlin College from the get go in the 15-4 win. Every Eagle starter reached base at least once with a couple of the players having standout games. Sophomore Jason Cooper was a perfect 3 for 3 with five runs batted in and three runs scored. One of the three hits was a no doubt home run to deep left field. Sophomores Rene Ruiz, Kip Perry, and Travis Cunningham also added two hits apiece. Getting the win for the Eagles was reliever Troy Beall. Beall (4-1) went six and one third innings and gave up one run on five hits while striking out eight. Game two was more of the same for FGCU as they scored in each of the first five innings and put up a four spot in both the first and second innings against Hartwick College. The first big blow came in the second when Adam Masino hit a bases loaded clearing double to deep right center. Getting the win for the Eagles was starter Willie Edge. Edge (2-0) pitched six innings and gave up no runs on three hits while striking out twelve. Leading the way offensively for FGCU were Travis Cunningham, Chris Brown, Adam Masino, and Jason Cooper. Brown was two for three with two runs scored and two runs batted in. Cooper finished 3 for 4 with three runs scored and three runs batted in. Cunningham was 3 for 4 with three runs scored and two runs batted in. Masino had the line of the night for the Eagles. He finished 3 for 5 with three runs scored and nine runs batted in. The three hits were a double and two long home runs. The Eagles (30-12) will play Wednesday vs. Hartwick College starting at 8:00 pm.