Red hot Eagles baseball team earns 20th victory of the season
Friday, March 21, 2003

Fort Myers - The FGCU baseball team won their eighth straight game Thursday evening at Fort Myers High School, defeating UMASS-Boston 14-5.

Junior Pete Stelzer earned his first career win as he went four and two-thirds innings, surrendering 10 hits, and giving up 4 earned runs.

Junior Eric Jordan came in and shut the door as he went two and a third innings, only surrendering 1 hit, and striking out two.

Offensively, Junior Outfielder David Cox went a perfect 4-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Cox hit his team high 14th double of the season, and boosted his average to .427.

Joey Tolisano hit his fifth homer of the season as he went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI's and 3 runs scored. Tolisano improved his average to .400 on the year.

Junior first basemen, Chris Brown, who has been the most consistant offensive player for the Eagles, continued to crush the ball as he went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI's and 3 runs scored. Brown is now hitting .436 as he hit his second homer of the season, and is currently on an eight-game hitting streak.

David Alexander had a solid day, going 1-for-3 with 2 RBI's, while scoring a run.

Kip Perry, Rene Ruiz, and Jason Cooper all had one hit with Cooper driving in a pair of runs, and scoring three. Cooper is now hitting .397.

The Eagles will play a double header this evening beginning at 4 p.m. In the first game FGCU will play Minnesota-Deluth, and in the second game the Eagles will battle East Stroudsberg. Both games will be played at Terry Park 2.