Eagles Complete Four Game Sweep of Stillman
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., - FGCU completed a four-game sweep of Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion Stillman on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles won 14-0 and 9-1 to improve to 37-14 with their fifth straight win.
In game one, Casey Coleman (Cape Coral, Fla.) and Justin Miller (Belle Glade, Fla.) combined for a four-hit shutout. Coleman started and went six innings to pick up his fifth win of the year. Coleman allowed three hits and a pair of walks in the game. Every Eagle starter picked up at least one hit in the game while Josh Upchurch (Cape Coral, Fla.), Stephen Rassel (Lake City, Fla.) and Ozzie Borrell (Hialeah, Fla.) each recorded three for the Eagles. The Eagles got on the board early in game one. Upchurch led off with a bunt single and stole second. Derek Mollica (Boca Raton, Fla.) singled to bring him home. FGCU added one more run later in the inning courtesy of a Stillman error. In the second, FGCU scored seven runs on six hits and three Stillman errors. Victor Rodriguez (Cape Coral, Fla.) led off the inning with a single and scored on a single by Upchurch. After a pair of errors, Borrell singled to score a pair of runs to help break the game open. FGCU tacked on another run in the fifth and four more in the sixth inning.
In the second game, starter Jason Kiley (Davie, Fla.) picked up his third straight win to improve to 7-4. The game started as a pitchers duel, as both teams combined for just three hits through the first four frames. The Eagles opened up the scoring with a run in the fifth. Rodriguez laced a single down the first base side to score Rassel who single earlier in the inning. The Tigers answered in their half of the inning with a homerun by Josh Massey.
The Eagles then erupted for five runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to put the game out of reach. Vinnie Scarduzio (Jupiter, Fla.) singled to lead off the five run sixth. A sacrifice bunt moved him over and he scored on a Jason Peacock (Bartow, Fla.) single. Rassel singled later in the inning and a Mollica triple cleared the bases.
Rassel and Borrel each had three hits for the Eagles while Rodriguez, Coleman and Peacock added a pair of hits. Borrell added four RBI while Rassel scored three times in the game.
The Eagles will be back in action again on Thursday when they travel to Albany, Ga., to face Albany State for a pair of games.