@FGCU_Baseball Hosts No. 13 Florida at Hammond Stadium Tuesday
Friday, April 11, 2014 | by Matt Moretti III (@Moretts13)
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FORT MYERS, Fla. ­­– The FGCU baseball team (22-12, 7-2 Atlantic Sun) will host the second of two games at Hammond Stadium, the home of the Fort Myers Miracle and Spring Training home of the Minnesota Twins, on Tuesday, Apr. 15 when the No. 13 Florida Gators (21-12, 7-5 SEC) come to town. 

This is the sixth-straight season that the Eagles have hosted at least one game in Hammond Stadium and the pair of games will bring the total number of FGCU games played there to ten. The Green and Blue played three games there during their inaugural season in 2003, returned in 2009 for a game with Florida and have played one game there every year since against either Miami (Fla.) or Florida. 

The FGCU baseball team saw a seven-game win streak come to an end in extra innings in the first outing at Hammond Stadium this season when the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes put up three runs in the top of the 10th after shutting down the Eagles in the bottom of the ninth with runners in scoring position, ultimately winning the game 5-2.

The Eagles have already split a two-game set with the Gators in Gainesville earlier this season. Since losing to Florida on Mar. 1 and falling to 6-7, the Green and Blue have won 16 of 21 games without dropping a series.

SPONSORS
Moe’s Southwest Grill, Four Points by Sheraton and the Naples/Fort Myers Greyhound Track will serve as the primary sponsors for both events. 

TICKETS TO HAMMOND STADIUM
Reserved tickets will be $10 and youth reserved for children 12 and under will only cost $7. General admission tickets are available for $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FGCU Ticket Office at 239-590-7145 and will be available for pick-up if need be at Hammond Stadium on game day. Tickets will also be sold outside of the stadium by FGCU Ticket Office representatives.

CREDENTIALS
All media and photographer credential requests for the game at Hammond Stadium should be directed to Matt Moretti III (mmoretti@fgcu.edu). Credentials will be available for pick up at the FGCU ticket tables at Hammond Stadium on the day of the game.

ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONSHIP
For the first time in program history, the FGCU baseball team will play host to the 2014 Atlantic Sun Baseball Championship set to take place May 21-25 at Swanson Stadium. The top eight teams in the standings at the end of the regular season will advance to the championship and compete in a double-elimination style tournament to determine the A-Sun’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles are three-time A-Sun Regular Season Champions and finished second in the league last season.

TICKETS
Single-game tickets for FGCU Baseball are available at a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for children. Season tickets and tickets to the 2014 Atlantic Sun Championship are also available. For more information and additional deals, visit FGCUathletics.com/tickets, or call the ticket office at 239-590-7145.