2011-12 Baseball News
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June 06, 2012
FGCU senior Jason Forjet will make the next step in his baseball career, as the right-hander was selected in the 31st round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday afternoon by the San Francisco Giants with the 958th overall pick.
May 29, 2012
Playing in front of many friends and family members, former FGCU baseball and current Chicago White Sox lefty Chris Sale recorded 15 strikeouts on Monday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays, establishing a new Tropicana Field single-game record.
May 26, 2012
After winning a pair of games in the Atlantic Sun Baseball Tournament, FGCU was represented well on the All-Tournament team with senior center fielder Ryan Gebhart, senior right-hander Jason Forjet, sophomore shortstop Brandon Bednar and sophomore Sean Dwyer representing the Green & Blue on the squad.
May 26, 2012
Surrendering runs in all but two innings in the first game of Championship Saturday at the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament proved to be too much, as the fourth-seeded FGCU baseball dropped its elimination game to third-seeded Kennesaw State, 13-4, at Melching Field at Conrad Park on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.
May 26, 2012
Fans who are unable to make the trek north for the 2012 Atlantic Sun Baseball Championships in DeLand, Fla. can view all the action from the tournament’s final day live on ESPN3.com, beginning with the fourth-seeded FGCU baseball team taking on third-seeded Kennesaw State on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
May 26, 2012
Despite suffering its first loss of the 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament against No. 1 Belmont, No.4 FGCU’s conference title and NCAA postseason hopes are still alive due to being the only unbeaten team left in the tournament heading into Friday night. The Eagles will take Melching Field at Conrad Park on Saturday at 1 p.m. for an elimination game against No. 3 Kennesaw State on www.ESPN3.com.
May 25, 2012
The fourth-seeded FGCU baseball team fought off a pair of two-run innings by Belmont in the fourth and fifth, but couldn’t fight off another in the seventh as the Eagles fell to the top-seeded Bruins, 6-4, on Friday night on Melching Field at Conrad Park for chance to advance to the championship game of the Atlantic Sun Tournament.
May 25, 2012
The only team left in the tournament without a loss, fourth-seeded FGCU will look to advance to the championship game of the Atlantic Sun Tournament when it takes on A-Sun regular season champ and top-seeded Belmont on Friday night at Melching Field.
May 24, 2012
Entering the bottom of the ninth trailing 3-2, FGCU rallied with two runs in its final at-bat that was capped by a two-out walk-off RBI single by sophomore Andrew Valencia that gave the fourth-seeded Eagles a dramatic 4-3 win over fifth-seeded Mercer on Thursday night on Melching Field at Conrad Park.
May 23, 2012
Behind a six-run sixth inning that broke a 3-3 tie, the fourth-seeded FGCU baseball team opened its second-ever appearance in the Atlantic Sun Tournament with a 12-4 win over third-seeded Kennesaw State on a steamy Wednesday afternoon on Melching Field at Conrad Park.
May 22, 2012
As the FGCU baseball team gears up for its second-ever trip to the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament this week, the Eagles were honored by the league coaches with five postseason accolades. Headlining the recognition, sophomore right-hander Ricky Knapp was named the A-Sun Pitcher of the Year, as well as, one of just two unanimous selections to the All-Conference first team, announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
May 19, 2012
Needing a doubleheader sweep on the final day of the regular season to the Atlantic Sun Tournament, the FGCU baseball team did just that with a pair of 5-4 victories at Stetson on Saturday at Melching Field.
May 18, 2012
Inclement weather in the DeLand, Fla. area has resulted in a postponement of game two in the Atlantic Sun weekend series between the FGCU baseball team and Stetson. The teams are now slated for a doubleheader on Saturday morning at Melching Field at Conrad Park.
May 18, 2012
Following a three-hour weather delay, the FGCU baseball team was able to take game one of the crucial three-game Atlantic Sun weekend series with Stetson, 6-2, behind yet another solid outing from sophomore right-hander Ricky Knapp on Thursday evening in DeLand, Fla.
May 16, 2012
The Atlantic Sun regular season schedule comes to a close this weekend, as the FGCU baseball team wraps up the league slate with a trip to DeLand, Fla. to face Stetson for a three-game set. Battling for one of the six spots in the A-Sun postseason tournament, the Eagles open the series with a 6:30 p.m. start on Thursday evening at Melching Field at Conrad Park.
May 15, 2012
After getting through three full innings, the FGCU baseball team's final non-conference game at No. 21 Miami on Tuesday night was cancelled due to lightning and rain in the area. The game was the deciding contest in the season series between the two clubs that is tied at 1-1.
May 14, 2012
With the regular season slate quickly coming to a close, the FGCU baseball team is set to travel to Coral Gables, Fla. on Tuesday for its final non-conference contest against No. 21 Miami. The Eagles and Hurricanes are scheduled for a 6 p.m. first pitch at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
May 13, 2012
Trailing 8-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, the FGCU baseball team scored four runs and brought the potential game-winning run to the plate, but came up just short in its comeback effort in an 8-6 loss to Belmont in the Atlantic Sun weekend finale at Swanson Stadium on Sunday.
May 12, 2012
Sophomore right-hander Ricky Knapp tossed his third complete-game shutout of the season in the opener and freshman Zack Tillery sent the FGCU baseball team into Sunday’s series finale in style with a walk-off RBI single in game two to complete an Atlantic Sun doubleheader sweep of Belmont at Swanson Stadium. FGCU took the opener 1-0 behind Knapp, and followed with a 5-4 victory in game two.
May 11, 2012
Due to rain in the Fort Myers, Fla. area, Friday's Atlantic Sun Conference series opener between the FGCU baseball team and Belmont has been postponed. The two teams will now meet in a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 12 p.m.
May 10, 2012
Currently in a share of sixth place in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings, the FGCU baseball team returns to Swanson Stadium for a critical three-game series with Belmont, beginning on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
May 08, 2012
Due to rain in the Boca Raton, Fla. area, the Tuesday evening contest between the FGCU baseball team and FAU has been cancelled. The contest will not be made up.
May 07, 2012
With just two non-conference contests remaining on this year’s schedule, the FGCU baseball team will travel to Boca Raton, Fla. on Tuesday to close the home-and-home series with FAU. First pitch in the contest is slated for 6:30 p.m. at FAU Stadium.
May 06, 2012
Less than 24 hours after scoring a season-high eight runs, the FGCU baseball team was kept off the scoreboard on Sunday thanks to a complete game performance from Lipscomb right-hander Josh Catham in a 11-0 Atlantic Sun series loss on Sunday at Dugan Field.
May 05, 2012
Behind 7.1 strong innings from senior right-hander Jason Forjet and a season-high eight runs, the FGCU baseball team bounced back from a heartbreaking loss in the series opener with a convincing 8-2 victory over Lipscomb Saturday night at Dugan Field.
May 04, 2012
After taking its first lead of the game in the top of the ninth, the FGCU baseball dropped a heartbreaking Atlantic Sun series opener in the 11th inning at Lipscomb, 3-2, on Friday night at Dugan Field.
May 03, 2012
With just three Atlantic Sun Conference series remaining this season, the FGCU baseball team sits in a share of fifth place alongside Lipscomb in the league standings. In a critical three-game set, the Eagles travel to Nashville, Tenn. to do battle with the Bisons, beginning Friday at 7 p.m. ET at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.
May 02, 2012
The FGCU baseball team saw its three-game win streak come to an end Wednesday night, as FIU defeated the Eagles 7-4 in a mid-week showdown between in-state rivals at Swanson Stadium.
May 02, 2012
Having already claimed the Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week and one of Louisville Slugger’s National Players of the Week, sophomore left-hander Brandon Bixler earned more recognition for his 14 strikeout gem last weekend, as CollegeBaseballInsider.com selected him to one of its Regional Players of the Week.
May 01, 2012
Coming off a big Atlantic Sun Conference series sweep last weekend, the FGCU baseball team returns to the field for the "Real Fans Wear Pink" contest on Wednesday, May 2, as in-state foe FIU travels to Swanson Stadium for a non-conference contest beginning at 6:30 p.m.
April 30, 2012
Coming off a huge three-game home Atlantic Sun series sweep of Kennesaw State, the FGCU baseball team will take part in the department’s "Real Fans Wear Pink" initiative when it hosts in-state foe FIU on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Swanson Stadium.
April 30, 2012
The FGCU pitching staff supplied its best Atlantic Sun Conference series of the season last weekend against Kennesaw State, culminating with a 14-strikeout performance from sophomore left-hander Brandon Bixler in Sunday’s finale, an effort which garnered one of Louisville Slugger's National Players of the Week honors and the A-Sun Pitcher of the Week award, announced on Monday afternoon.
April 29, 2012
Behind a 14 strikeout performance from sophomore left-hander Brandon Bixler, the FGCU baseball team completed the Atlantic Sun weekend sweep of Kennesaw State with a 6-0 shutout in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Swanson Stadium.
April 28, 2012
Trailing 1-0 heading into its final at bat, the FGCU baseball team used a well-executed squeeze play with one out in the bottom of the ninth to score the game-winning run and complete a 2-1 comeback win over Kennesaw State in the second game of the Atlantic Sun weekend series at Swanson Stadium on Saturday.
April 27, 2012
Taking a shutout into the ninth inning for the third time this season, sophomore right-hander Ricky Knapp worked his third complete game of the season, guiding the FGCU baseball team to a 5-2 victory over Kennesaw State in the Atlantic Sun series opener on Friday evening at Swanson Stadium.
April 26, 2012
Returning home from a seven-game road trip, the FGCU baseball team lands back at Swanson Stadium for a key three-game Atlantic Sun Conference series with Kennesaw State this weekend. The Eagles and Owls will open the trio of contests with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch on Friday.
April 22, 2012
New Mexico right-hander Gera Sanchez struck out 10 batters and gave up just one run over eight innings, as the FGCU baseball team dropped its series finale against the Lobos, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Isotopes Park.
April 22, 2012
A seven-run fifth inning by New Mexico spoiled one of FGCU's best offensive games of the season, as the Lobos used a big inning for the second straight night to turn away the Eagles, 12-6, Saturday night at Isotopes Park. FGCU (15-24) pounded out 13 hits – its second-best total of the season – but was trumped by New Mexico’s 15-hit attack that sent the Green and Blue to their fourth straight loss.
April 20, 2012
After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning, the FGCU baseball team saw New Mexico answer with the final six runs of the game, including a four-run third, to fall, 6-3, in the series opener between the two teams in front of 1,347 fans Friday afternoon at Isotopes Park.
April 19, 2012
Traveling for its final non-conference series of the year, the FGCU baseball team heads to Albuquerque, N.M. to open a three-game weekend set with New Mexico at Isotopes Park, beginning on Friday at 2 p.m. EST.
April 17, 2012
Helping the FGCU baseball team to its third victory over a nationally-ranked opponent last week at No. 6 Miami, freshman Zack Tillery was selected as one of College Baseball 360's Primetime Performers for the week of April 9-15, announced by the media outlet on Tuesday afternoon.
April 16, 2012
Recording a .444 batting average (8-18) with eight RBI during a 3-2 week for FGCU that included victories over No. 28 FAU and at No. 6 Miami, sophomore Sean Dwyer was named the Atlantic Sun Baseball Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday.
April 15, 2012
A six-run third inning by Jacksonville highlighted an 8-0 start for the Dolphins, as the FGCU baseball team dropped its Atlantic Sun weekend series finale, 9-4, on Sunday at Sessions Stadium.
April 14, 2012
Hampered by leaving 14 runners on base, including eight over the first three innings, the FGCU baseball team dropped the second game of its weekend Atlantic Sun series at Jacksonville, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Sessions Stadium.
April 13, 2012
Coming off a pair of nationally-ranked non-conference wins earlier in the week, the FGCU baseball team extended its win streak to a season-high four games on Friday night as it opened its Atlantic Sun weekend series at Jacksonville with a 7-3 triumph at Sessions Stadium.
April 12, 2012
Coming off back-to-back victories over nationally-ranked opponents, the FGCU baseball team will look to ride that momentum into Atlantic Sun Conference action as they travel to Jacksonville for a three-game weekend series at John Sessions Stadium, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m.
April 11, 2012
Behind a two-hit gem through seven innings from freshman right-hander Zack Tillery in his first collegiate start, the FGCU baseball team sent shockwaves through the College Baseball world for the second straight week with a 4-2 win at No. 6 Miami on Wednesday night at Alex Rodriguez Park. The win is the Green and Blue's first against Miami and its second over a top 10 team in the last seven days.
April 11, 2012
Facing its second ranked opponent in as many days, the FGCU baseball team will make the trip across Alligator Alley on Wednesday evening to take on No. 7 Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. beginning at 6 p.m.
April 10, 2012
After a one-run lead diminished in the top of the ninth, the FGCU baseball team responded in the home half of the inning, as sophomore Brandon Bednardelivered a one-out single up the middle to plate the game-winning run, lifting the Eagles to a 6-5 walk-off victory over No. 28 FAU on Tuesday evening at Swanson Stadium.
April 09, 2012
Originally scheduled to be on the road on Tuesday evening, the FGCU baseball will now host FAU at Swanson Stadium in the first contest of the home-and-home non-conference series between the two schools, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
April 09, 2012
Drafted in the first round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft, former FGCU baseball National Player of the Year and current Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is slated to make his first career MLB start on Monday evening, as the White Sox travel to face AL Central division foe Cleveland, beginning at 7:05 p.m.
April 07, 2012
After a solid 111-pitch outing by senior Jason Forjet was squandered in the top of the eighth, FGCU was able to respond with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take the final game of its Atlantic Sun series with Mercer by a 4-1 margin on Saturday at Swanson Stadium.
April 06, 2012
A pair of late FGCU rallies came up short on an 18-inning opening day to its Atlantic Sun weekend series, as the Eagles dropped both games of a doubleheader against Mercer on Friday at Swanson Stadium. FGCU fell in game one by a 4-3 margin and a dropped the nightcap, 4-2.
April 05, 2012
Coming off a milestone victory on Wednesday evening against No. 2 Florida State, the FGCU baseball team rolls back into Atlantic Sun Conference action with a three-game weekend series against Mercer, beginning with a doubleheader on Friday at 3 p.m. at Swanson Stadium. The two teams will close the three-game weekend set with a 2 p.m. start on Saturday afternoon. Live audio for the Friday contests will be provided at www.FGCUAthletics.com with Tom James on the call.
April 04, 2012
A collective three-hitter by four different pitchers and fast start at the dish helped the FGCU baseball team become the second Atlantic Sun Conference team in as many nights to upset a ranked foe, as it defeated No. 2 Florida State, 5-1, Wednesday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium in front of 4,090 fans.
April 03, 2012
Game one of the two-game mid-week series between the FGCU baseball team and No. 2 Florida State has been cancelled due to severe thunderstorms in the Tallahassee area. The two teams will meet for one game on Wednesday, April 4 beginning at 4 p.m.
April 02, 2012
The FGCU baseball team will conclude its six-game road trip with a stop in Tallahassee, Fla. to take on No. 2 Florida State in a two-game mid-week series. The Tuesday and Wednesday evening contests are each scheduled for a 6 p.m. first pitch.
April 01, 2012
With the Atlantic Sun Conference weekend set even at one game apiece following a split of the two games on Saturday, USC Upstate earned the series victory over the FGCU baseball team with a 10-2 win in the finale on Sunday afternoon in Spartanburg, S.C.
March 31, 2012
After dropping the rain-delayed first contest in the Atlantic Sun weekend series on Saturday, 6-0, the FGCU baseball team responded with a 4-3 victory over USC Upstate in the second contest of the afternoon in Spartanburg, S.C.
March 31, 2012
Resuming play in the seventh inning following the rain delay from Friday evening, the FGCU baseball team fell to USC Upstate by a final score of 6-0 in the Atlantic Sun series opener on Saturday afternoon in Spartanburg, S.C.
March 30, 2012
The opening contest in the three-game Atlantic Sun weekend series between the FGCU baseball team and USC Upstate has been delayed due to inclement weather. The Eagles currently trail the Spartans, 4-0, and the contest is set to resume with one out in the bottom of seventh inning on Saturday at 2 p.m.
March 29, 2012
Continuing its six-game road trip this weekend in Spartanburg, S.C., the FGCU baseball team is set to open a three-game Atlantic Sun Conference series with USC Upstate on Friday evening. The Eagles and Spartans begin with a 6 p.m. first pitch and follow with 2 p.m. and 1 p.m. starts on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
March 28, 2012
The FGCU baseball team opened a string of six straight road games over an eight-day span with a 10-3 non-conference loss at FIU on Wednesday night at FIU Baseball Stadium.
March 27, 2012
Coming off an Atlantic Sun series loss to ETSU last weekend at Swanson Stadium, the FGCU baseball team will head to Miami, Fla. to face FIU on Wednesday in the first contest of a home-and-home non-conference series between the schools this season. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m.
March 26, 2012
With his second straight Atlantic Sun Conference complete-game shutout on Friday evening in a 4-0 victory over ETSU, sophomore right-hander Ricky Knapp picked up his second consecutive A-Sun Pitcher of the Week honor, announced by the league office on Monday.
March 25, 2012
The FGCU baseball team closed out its weekend Atlantic Sun home series against ETSU with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in extra innings on Sunday afternoon at Swanson Stadium. The Eagles tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth, but fell in the 10th inning on an unearned run.
March 24, 2012
ETSU junior right-hander Derek Bushey tossed seven scoreless innings to help the Buccaneers pick up a 7-2 win over FGCU to even the weekend Atlantic Sun series heading into Sunday's noon finale at Swanson Stadium.
March 23, 2012
Behind sophomore Ricky Knapp's second straight complete-game shutout and three home runs, the FGCU baseball team opened its Atlantic Sun weekend series against ETSU with a 4-0 win on Friday night at Swanson Stadium.
March 22, 2012
After dropping a pair of mid-week games earlier this week at Texas Tech, the FGCU baseball team will look to get back on track as Atlantic Sun Conference play resumes at Swanson Stadium this weekend. The Eagles play host to ETSU beginning on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
March 21, 2012
In a game that featured a combined 22 runs and 30 hits, Texas Tech scored 11 unanswered runs in the heart of the game to pick up its second straight win against the youthful FGCU baseball team by the score of 14-8 Wednesday night at Rip Griffin Park.
March 20, 2012
Traveling to Lubbock, Texas for the second road trip of the season, the FGCU baseball team dropped the first contest in the two-game mid-week series with Big 12 foe Texas Tech, 11-4, on Tuesday evening at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
March 19, 2012
Coming off its first Atlantic Sun series victory last weekend, the FGCU baseball team returns to the diamond with a trip to Lubbock, Texas for a two-game mid-week series with Big 12 foe Texas Tech on March 20-21, beginning at 7 p.m. on both days.
March 19, 2012
Following his first career complete-game shutout in the Atlantic Sun Conference opener against North Florida last Friday, sophomore right-hander Ricky Knapp earned A-Sun Pitcher of the Week honors, announced by the league office on Monday morning.
March 18, 2012
After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning, the FGCU baseball team dropped the series finale of the three-game Atlantic Sun Conference opening weekend set with visiting North Florida, 10-4, on Sunday afternoon at Swanson Stadium.
March 17, 2012
On Saturday afternoon at Swanson Stadium, the FGCU baseball team secured an Atlantic Sun Conference series victory over visiting North Florida in the opening weekend, defeating the Ospreys by a final score of 7-4 in game two of the three-game set.
March 16, 2012
In yet another stellar start on the mound, sophomore right-hander Ricky Knapp tossed a complete game shutout against North Florida in the Atlantic Sun Conference opener on Friday evening at Swanson Stadium, as the FGCU baseball team went on to a 2-0 victory over the Ospreys.
March 15, 2012
The FGCU baseball team will close its five-game homestand this weekend as Atlantic Sun Conference play begins at Swanson Stadium against North Florida. The Eagles will play host to the Ospreys for a three-game set, beginning on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
March 14, 2012
Behind seven scoreless innings from starter Tyler Gebler, BIG EAST foe Rutgers finished off a mid-week sweep of the FGCU baseball team with a 7-2 win on Wednesday night at Swanson Stadium.
March 13, 2012
Sparked by a seven-run fourth inning, BIG EAST foe Rutgers jumped out to an early lead and held off the FGCU baseball team for a 12-8 win Tuesday evening in the first of a two-game set between the two clubs at Swanson Stadium.
March 12, 2012
After dropping three close games with No. 1 Florida last weekend in Gainesville, Fla., the FGCU baseball team will look to bounce back in a two-game midweek series with Rutgers. The two contests are slated for a 6:30 p.m. start on both Tuesday and Wednesday evening at Swanson Stadium.
March 11, 2012
Despite holding the nation's No. 1 team to a season-low four hits and three runs, the FGCU baseball team fell in the finale of the three-game weekend series with Florida, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.
March 10, 2012
Surrendering four runs in the bottom of the first inning proved to be too much as the FGCU baseball team dropped game two of the three-game weekend series with No. 1 Florida, 8-3, at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. on Saturday.
March 09, 2012
Keeping the nation's No. 1 team out of the runs column for over half the game wasn’t enough, as the FGCU baseball team fell to Florida, 4-2, on Friday evening in game one of the three-game weekend series at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.
March 08, 2012
Hitting the road for the first time, the FGCU baseball team will make the trip to Gainesville, Fla. this weekend for arguably its toughest test of the season as it squares off with the nation's No. 1 team, the University of Florida. The three-game set opens with a 7:00 p.m. game on Friday, followed by a 4:00 first pitch on Saturday and 1 p.m. start on Sunday afternoon.
March 07, 2012
The FGCU baseball team is set to travel to Gainesville, Fla. for a three-game weekend series against No. 1 Florida at McKethan Stadium. Highlighting the weekend set, the series finale on Sunday will be aired live on Fox Sun Sports, channels 653 on Directv and 402 on Comcast Xfinity, beginning at 1 p.m.
March 07, 2012
The championship games of the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball and Softball Championships will receive well-deserved national coverage with an agreement in place to deliver the championship Saturday action for both events on ESPN3.
March 04, 2012
After dropping the first two contests in the three-game set, the FGCU baseball team prevented a weekend sweep by defeating ACC foe Boston College, 8-5, on Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Swanson Stadium.
March 02, 2012
In a contest which lasted nearly four hours and saw a combined 19 runs scored and 24 hits, the FGCU baseball team fell to visiting Boston College, 11-8, on Friday evening at Swanson Stadium in game two of the three-game series.
March 01, 2012
In the first contest in the three-game set, the FGCU baseball team fell to Boston College, 3-0, on Thursday evening at Swanson Stadium. BC utilized six different arms on the mound to combine for the victory over the Green and Blue.
February 29, 2012
A strong eight-inning performance from sophomore right-hander Ricky Knapp propelled the FGCU baseball team to its fourth-straight victory on Wednesday evening, defeating Big Ten foe Michigan, 8-1, in front of a crowd of 1,568 at Swanson Stadium.
February 28, 2012
Coming off a sweep of visiting Bryant University last weekend, the FGCU baseball team will be back at Swanson Stadium when Big Ten foe Michigan travels to Fort Myers, Fla. on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a three-game series with Boston College from March 1-4.
February 27, 2012
For his performance in the 8.2 inning one-hitter against Bryant which featured 12 strikeouts on Sunday afternoon at Swanson Stadium, FGCU baseball sophomore lefty Brandon Bixler was named one of Louisville Slugger's National Players of the Week, announced by the media outlet on Monday afternoon.
February 26, 2012
On the strength of sophomore Brandon Bixler’s dominate performance on the mound, the FGCU baseball team completed the weekend sweep of Bryant University with a 5-1 victory on Sunday at Swanson Stadium. With a no-hitter intact entering the ninth, Bixler surrendered his lone hit in the contest with two outs in the final frame.
February 25, 2012
Highlighted by a seven-run fourth inning, the FGCU baseball team secured its first series victory of the season on Saturday afternoon at Swanson Stadium, defeating visiting Bryant University, 8-1, in game two of the weekend series.
February 24, 2012
Trailing by one run entering the final frame, the FGCU baseball team plated a pair of runs in the ninth to defeat visiting Bryant University, 5-4, in walk-off fashion on Friday evening at Swanson Stadium. Sophomore Sean Dwyer came through in the clutch, driving in the deciding run in game one of the three-game weekend series.
February 23, 2012
The FGCU baseball team continues its season-opening 11-game homestand this weekend, as Bryant University travels to Swanson Stadium for a three-game series. The opening contest is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch on Friday, followed by a 2 p.m. game on Saturday and a 1 p.m. start on Sunday.
February 22, 2012
Miami junior lefty Steven Ewing tossed seven scoreless innings while recording seven strikeouts, as the No.12 Hurricanes defeated the FGCU baseball team, 3-0, on Wednesday evening at Hammond Stadium in front of a crowd of 2,254.
February 21, 2012
Coming off a three-game series at Swanson Stadium last weekend, the FGCU baseball team is set to host No. 12 Miami in the "Battle of the Birds" at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m. It will mark the third straight season in which the Eagles and Hurricanes have met in the Hammond Stadium matchup.
February 19, 2012
Bethune-Cookman senior right-hander Rayan Gonzalez tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Wildcats to a 3-1 win over the FGCU baseball team in the series-deciding contest on Sunday afternoon at Swanson Stadium.
February 18, 2012
The FGCU baseball team exploded for five runs over the final three innings to pull away from Bethune-Cookman, 7-3, at Swanson Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles picked up their first win of the season and redshirt freshman shortstop Alex Diaz was the catalyst, belting a homerun in the seventh and picking up two more RBI in the eighth.
February 17, 2012
Despite a 10-strikeout performance through the opening six innings by senior Jason Forjet, the FGCU baseball team dropped its season opener to Bethune-Cookman, 8-6, on Friday night at Swanson Stadium.
February 16, 2012
The 2012 FGCU baseball season gets underway on Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m., as the Eagles welcome Bethune-Cookman to newly-renovated Swanson Stadium for the first contest in the three-game opening weekend series. The contest will also mark the first on the 56-game regular season slate and begins an 11-game homestand for the Green and Blue.
February 10, 2012
With the 2012 FGCU baseball season opener one week away, head coach Dave Tollett is this week's guest on the latest "Eye on Eagles" feature by WINK-TV that will air during this Saturday's morning broadcast. The interview will run sometime between 6-7 a.m.
February 07, 2012
Perfect Game USA Baseball, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive scouting service, began its ongoing countdown of the nation's top 100 collegiate baseball programs. With the recent release of No. 81-100, the FGCU baseball team came in at No. 91 on the list.
February 02, 2012
On Wednesday, the Atlantic Sun Conference announced the 2012 Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Picking up one first place vote, the FGCU baseball team was picked to finish sixth among the 10 league schools.
February 02, 2012
Head coach Dave Tollett and the FGCU baseball program will host its first annual Youth Spring Break Camp from March 12-16 at Swanson Stadium on the campus of FGCU. The camp is open to first through eighth grade youth baseball players.
January 31, 2012
For the third consecutive season, the FGCU baseball team will host the “Battle of the Birds” against No. 13 Miami at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. Tickets for the Wednesday, Feb. 22 contest at 7 p.m. are now available at the FGCU ticket office located in Alico Arena.
January 24, 2012
Season tickets for the 2012 FGCU baseball and softball seasons will go on-sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25th at the FGCU ticket office.
January 13, 2012
Head coach Dave Tollett and the FGCU baseball program have announced the schedule for the upcoming 2012 hardball season. Entering the 10th season of the program, this year’s 56 game slate includes 30 home and 26 road contests and features opponents from the ACC, SEC, Big Ten, BIG EAST, and Big XII, in addition to the nine Atlantic Sun Conference schools.
January 11, 2012
Just over a month remains until the opening pitch of the 2012 FGCU baseball season but the Eagles received their first preseason recognition on Wednesday morning as junior catcher Mike Reeves was selected to the Atlantic Sun Preseason All-Conference second team by College Sports Madness.
September 13, 2011
Several FGCU baseball players spent their summers playing in the top collegiate leagues around the country. Late last week, sophomore outfielder Sean Dwyer and Missouri transfer Ryan Gebhart were named to the Top Prospect lists in the respective summer leagues by Baseball America.
September 12, 2011
Three-time Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year Dave Tollett and the FGCU baseball staff have announced the dates for a pair of winter camp sessions. The Eagle Baseball High School Showcase Camp at FGCU will take place December 3rd-4th and the Eagle Baseball Holiday Prospect ID Skills Camp at FGCU will follow on December 27th -28th.
July 11, 2011
The 2011 Northwoods League All-Star game will have an FGCU feel to it, as senior-to-be Jason Forjet and sophomores-to-be Ricky Knapp and Sean Dwyer were all named to the North Division team. The game will be played on Monday, July 18 at Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.