Rain Postpones A-Sun Baseball Series Opener Between FGCU and Belmont
Friday, May 11, 2012 | by Caleb Baker (@calebaker)
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Photo by Pat Pierson
Photo by Pat Pierson

FORT MYERS, Fla. – 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.

Audio of all three games in the weekend set will be broadcast on www.FGCUAthletics.com, while video of the Saturday contests will be streamed online at www.ASun.tv.

With just two A-Sun series remaining this season, the Eagles (19-28) bring a 10-11 league record into the weekend set with the Bruins. The top six teams advance to the league tournament and the Green and Blue currently sit alongside Mercer in the standings. However, the Bears hold the tie-breaker over the Eagles.

Belmont holds a 30-19 overall record, sitting second in the league with a 13-8 A-Sun mark. The Bruins are coming off a 5-0 road victory over UT Martin on Wednesday evening, after dropping the A-Sun series to UNF (W 6-1, L 4-1, L 6-2) last weekend in Nashville.

Probable Starters
Saturday, May 12 – 12 p.m.
FGCU – RHP Ricky Knapp, So. (6-4, 2.23 ERA, 88.2 IP, 47 K, 15 BB, .238 B/Avg.)
BEL – LHP Chase Brookshire, Jr. (6-2, 2.54 ERA, 74.1 IP, 58 K, 14 BB, .230 B/Avg.)

Saturday, May 12 – Game 2 
FGCU – RHP Jason Forjet, Sr. (1-4, 3.08 ERA, 76.0 IP, 64 K, 19 BB, .242 B/Avg.)
BEL – RHP Matt Hamann, Sr. (3-5, 4.35 ERA, 70.1 IP, 48 K, 15 BB, .256 B/Avg.)

Sunday, May 13 – 11 a.m.
FGCU – LHP Brandon Bixler, So. (3-5, 4.26 ERA, 50.2 IP, 59 K, 40 BB, .158 B/Avg.)
BEL – LHP James Buckelew, So. (5-1, 2.31 ERA, 58.1 IP, 24 K, 27 BB, .234 B/Avg.)

Live video, live audio, live stats, in-game Twitter updates (@FGCUBaseball), results and recaps will be available at www.FGCUAthletics.com.