No. 25 Baseball Team Improves to 4-0
Sunday, February 05, 2006
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sophomore first baseman Mike Cleghorn went 4-for-5 Sunday afternoon leading No. 25 Florida Gulf Coast University to a 13-5 victory over Albany State University in Division II South Region baseball action at Swanson Stadium. Cleghorn (Jacksonville, Fla.) had a pair of singles and two doubles in five plate appearances. He also scored twice and drove in one run. Senior third baseman Jason Louwsma (Sanford, Fla.) had a pair of singles, a sacrifice fly, and three RBI. Sophomore leftfielder Shawn Griffin (Hollywood, Fla.) also had two hits while senior DH Ian Manson had a hit, a walk and 3 RBI. Freshman shortstop Pat Garrido (West Palm Beach, Fla.) belted his first career home run. The Eagles plated four runs in the first on just two hits, scoring twice on a fielding error. After the Rams scored a run in the top of the second, Garrido led off the bottom of the inning with his first college hit, a blast over the left field wall for a 5-1 lead. Both teams scored a pair of runs in the fifth and single runs in the sixth. Albany State scored its final run in the eight but FGCU put five runs on the board in the bottom of the same inning. Ryan Riles, Marcus Smith and Anthony Clay had a pair of hits each for Albany State (2-5). Right hander Ender Castro went 7.2 innings, surrendering 11 hits and seven walks while allowing all 13 runs by the Eagles, to take the loss. Freshman right hander Casey Coleman (Cape Coral, Fla.) was sharp in his first career start, allowing three hits and a run in four innings. Coleman struck out 9 without a walk in his debut. Three FGCU relievers, Richard Bleier, Troy Beall and JJ Crumbley kept the Rams at bay over the final five innings. FGCU returns to action on next weekend for three games in the Valdosta State baseball classic. The Eagles face No. 23 Georgia College & State on Friday, February 10 at 1 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast 13, Albany State 5 (Feb 05, 2006 at Fort Myers, Fla.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Albany State........ 010 021 010 - 5 9 4 (2-5) Florida Gulf Coast... 410 021 05X - 13 12 2 (4-0) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Pitchers: Albany State - Castro; Doyle (8). Florida Gulf Coast - Coleman; Bleier (5); Beall (6); Crumbley (8). Win-Coleman (1-0) Loss-Castro T-2:39 A-243 HR ALBANYST - Love; Williams. HR FGCU - Garrido (1).