Eagles Host Spring Break Invitational
Thursday, February 21, 2008

Date: Friday, Feb. 22 – Sunday, Feb. 24

Location: Fort Myers, Fla.

Game Times: All Day

Stadium: FGCU Softball Complex 

Tournament Field: Boston College, FGCU, South Dakota State, St. Bonaventure, Western Carolina 


FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast University softball team will participate in its third straight tournament as they get set to host the FGCU Spring Break Invitational. The Eagles head into this weekend’s action with a record of 5-5. FGCU begins its tournament play Friday, Feb. 22 with doubleheader action against South Dakota State and Boston College starting at 6 p.m. against SDSU followed by an 8 p.m. matchup with Boston College.

SDSU comes in with a record of 3-1. After consecutive wins over North Dakota, UNI, and Dayton, the Jacks fell to UNI by a score of 7-2 in the final day of the UNI Dome Tourney. In the circle, the Rebels are led by Jenna Marston. Marston has a record of 3-1 this season, with an ERA of 2.75, 17 strikeouts in 28 innings, and an opponent’s average of .292. On offense SDSU is led by Brittany Postma who is hitting .692 with one doubles, one triple, four RBI’s, and six runs scored.

Boston College comes into this weekend’s action with a 2-3 record. The Eagles pitching staff includes Allison Gage and Taylor Peyto. Gage has a record of 1-2, including two complete games, an era of 1.12 and an opponent’s batting average of .282. Peyto is 1-1 with and ERA of 2.56 and an opponent’s batting average of .246. Dani Weir is hitting .385 with one homer and two runs batted in.

Reigning A-Sun Pitcher of the Week, Rachel Edinger (Lakeland, Fla.), looks to anchor the pitching staff this weekend for the Eagles. She comes in with a record of 3-1 with three complete games and an era of 2.26. Offensively Courtney Platt (Naples, Fla.) leads the Eagles with a .360 batting average. Carmen Paez (Belle Glade, Fla.) leads FGCU with four homers and nine RBI’s.

Click HERE for the FGCU Spring Break Invitational tournament page.


Friday, Feb. 22nd
Noon  - St. Bonaventure vs. Western Carolina
2:00 PM - South Dakota State vs. Western Carolina
4:00 PM - Boston College vs. St. Bonaventure
6:00 PM - South Dakota State vs. FGCU
8:00 PM - Boston College vs. FGCU

Saturday, Feb. 23rd
11:00 AM - South Dakota State vs. Boston College
1:00 PM - South Dakota State vs. Bonaventure
3:00 PM - Boston College vs. Western Carolina
5:00 PM - St. Bonaventure vs. FGCU
7:00 PM - Western Carolina vs. FGCU

Sunday, Feb. 24th
9:00 AM - South Dakota State vs. FGCU
11:00 AM - Boston College vs. FGCU
1:00 PM - St. Bonaventure vs. Western Carolina
3:00 PM - St. Bonaventure vs. FGCU