Florida Scores Late to Knock Off Eagles
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla., - FGCU fell 2-1 to Florida in Gainesville, Fla., on Tuesday night.  Starting pitcher Pete Woodworth (St. Petersburg, Fla.) fanned a season-high eight batters in the loss for the Eagles as his record dropped to 2-1.  FGCU falls to 11-3 while Florida improves to 11-3.  The two will meet two more times April 29-30.

The game was dominated by the starting pitching.  Woodworth tossed a gem despite picking up his first loss of the season.  Woodworth went 7.1 innings while fanning a season-high eight.  He scattered five hits, including a solo homer by Cole Figueroa in the bottom of the fourth, while allowing a pair of walks. 

Woodworth’s counter-part Stephen Locke was nearly as impressive, going 6.0 innings, striking out a season-high five batters while surrendering just four hits and one earned run.  Josh Edmonson picked up the win in relief, tossing 3.0 shutout innings with a pair of strikeouts.

Jason Peacock (Bartow, Fla.) extended his hitting streak to 14 games, going 2-4 with a run scored while Stephen Rassel (Lake City, Fla.) was 2-3 as well.

For the Gators, Figueroa was 1-2 with the solo homer and added a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to put Florida up 2-1.  Brandon McArthur was 2-2 in the game for Florida as well.

The Eagles will be back in action again tomorrow when they face IPFW in Bradenton, Fla., at 7:00 pm.  Patrick Nathanson is expected to receive the start for FGCU.