No. 17 Eagles Take Down Rangers In 10-3 Victory
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast University baseball team defeated the Regis University Rangers on Saturday 10-3 at Swanson Stadium.
The No. 17 Eagles (16-5) were led by senior all-American senior Jason Louwsma (Sanford, Fla.) who hit a three-run homerun in the sixth inning and had four RBI in the game.
The game started out even with both team scoring a run in the first inning. The Rangers gained a 2-1 lead in the second inning.
Regis’s lead was not held for long as the Eagles scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning making the score 3-2.
In the bottom of the fifth the Eagles scored two more runs off of an error by the Rangers center fielder.
Sophomore Shawn Griffin (Hollywood, Fla.) singled home sophomore Mike Cleghorn (Jacksonville, Fla.), who reached on a single to left field who was on base from a single to left field. Griffin later scored on a sacrifice fly by junior Travis Cunningham (Coral Springs, Fla.).
In the sixth inning the Eagles took a solid lead of 9-2 after Louwsma hit his home run and Clegorn hit an infield single to score freshman Pat Garrido (West Palm Beach, Fla.).
The Eagles scored once more in the bottom of the seventh inning. Cunningham led off with a single to right field. He later scored on a sacrifice fly by Garrido.
In the top of the eighth sophomore Dan Kozloski (Littleton, Colo.) led off for the Rangers with a double to left field. Pinch runner Ross Pibal (Fort Collins, Colo.) later scored on a sacrifice fly.
Senior Matt Huff (Castle Rock, Colo.) took the loss for Regis, going seven innings with three strikeouts, 10 hits and 10 runs.
The winning pitcher for the Eagles was (4-1) junior right-hander Jason Kiley (Palm Harbor, Fla.) who pitched six innings. Kiley stuck out three Rangers and scattered six hits while allowing two runs. Junior right-hander Matt Laliberte (New Port Richey, Fla.) made his third appearance, throwing two innings.
The Eagles are 16-5 overall and will play Post University of Connecticut Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm at Swanson Stadium.
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