Right-hander Billy Phillips leads Eagles past Sailfish 7-0
Eagles Sports News
Eric Wagman, Assistant Sports Information Director
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For Immediate Release
Florida Gulf Coast University 7, Florida Memorial College 0
Next Game: Saturday, February 28, vs. Palm Beach Atlantic (DH). First pitch set for 1:00 pm.
A Dominant Pitching Performance from Billy Phillips leads Eagles past Sailfish 7-0
Fort Myers, FL - On a chilly night at the FGCU Baseball Complex, the Eagles beat the Sailfish of Palm Beach Atlantic 7-0 behind the strong pitching of Junior starter Billy Phillips. The star of the game threw a complete game shutout while striking out 11 sailfish batters. As he mixed his pitches brilliantly throughout the evening, he never allowed a runner to reach third base. The win takes Phillips' season record to 3-1 and the Eagles overall record to 14-4.
The Eagles opened up the scoring in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by Junior Adam Masino. He drove in Senior Chris Brown after he led off the inning with a triple to deep right field.
The pitchers dominated the next three innings, as neither side was able to score. In the bottom of the sixth the Eagles were able to manufacture another run to take the score to 2-0. Brown led off the inning with a double to the left centerfield gap. Masino then sacrificed him over to third via a well-placed bunt down the first base line. After getting an out, Sophomore Kip Perry came up clutch with a two out RBI single just over the outreached arms of shortstop Bobby Brink.
The Eagles then broke the game open with a five run inning in the bottom of the seventh. Aided by five walks they batted around the lineup. The final blow came on a deep RBI single by Perry that drove in Jason Cooper and Brown making the score 7-0. Perry finished the game 2 for 3 with 3 runs batted in. Brown had another good night at the plate with a double and a triple while going 2 for 3.
Taking the loss for the sailfish was starter Mitchell Jarmakowicz. He gave up six hits and two runs over six innings of work, while striking out four.
Leading the way offensively for Palm Beach Atlantic was centerfielder Drew Halvorson who had two hits on the evening.
The Eagles (14-4) will play a doubleheader vs. Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday starting at 1:00 pm.