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Eagles Stay Perfect in the A-Sun with 8-2 Win over Ospreys
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University baseball team completed a three game sweep over the University of North Florida on Sunday at Harmon Stadium. Tim Roberson and Brad Roberts each had two home runs, and four RBI to lead the Eagles to their sixth straight victory over an A-Sun opponent.
The Eagles improve to 12-6 (6-0 A-Sun), and the Ospreys fall to 6-12 (1-5 A-Sun). This marks the second three game sweep for the Eagles over an A-Sun opponent.
The Eagles started where they left off, putting up three runs in the top of the first. With two outs, Tim Roberson (West Palm Beach, Fla.) singled to right field. Mikel Alvarez (West Palm Beach, Fla.) reached on an Osprey error to bring up Brad Roberts (Tampa, Fla.). With a 2-2 count Roberts connected and homered to left field to give the Eagles the early lead.
Brad Roberts added to the Eagles lead with a solo home run to right center in the third to increase the Eagles lead to 4-0.
The Eagles would add to their lead in the fifth on another solo home run, this one by the third baseman Tim Roberson. Roberson’s left center shot was his sixth of the season.
The Ospreys finally got on the board in the fifth on a two run home run by Sam Perry, his second of the three game series.
In the sixth, Stephen Wickens (Whitby, Ontario) drew a one out walk followed by a bunt single by Josh Upchurch (Cape Coral, Fla.) to bring up Roberson. Roberson drove his seventh home run of the season over the right center wall to increase the Eagles lead to 8-2.
Sophomore Richie Erath (West Palm Beach, Fla.) started for the Eagles, going five full innings, allowed three hits, no earned runs, and struck out one Osprey to improve his record to 2-1. Jacksonville native, Trent Landa (Jacksonville, Fla.) threw 2.2 innings in relief, and gave up just one hit with one strike out. Senior Nick Ursitti (Lehigh Acres, Fla.) finished the last 1.1 innings and only allowed one hit.
Once again the Eagles offense put up double digits in the hits column with 10 today. The Eagles were led by Tim Roberson who went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI, and Brad Roberts who also had two home runs, going 3-for-5 with four RBI.
The Eagles will be back in action on Friday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. as they host Jacksonville University for a three game series. Game two will be on Saturday at 7:00 p.m., and game three will be on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.