No. 23 Eagles Host Belmont on Thursday Night
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The No. 23 FGCU softball team will host the Bruins of Belmont for a doubleheader on Thursday night beginning at 5 p.m. The games can be seen live on ASun.TV.

The Eagles have a 44-8 overall record (12-4 A-Sun), including winning 36 of their last 40games.

Senior Cheyenne Jenks (Naples, Fla.) leads the team with a .468 batting average. Jenks also has 58 runs scored, 65 hits, 23 home runs, 72 RBIs, 145 total bases and 52 walks. Senior Jessica Paez (Belle Glade, Fla.) is hitting .335 with 14 home runs and 62 RBIs. Junior transfer Catherine McDaniel (Melbourne, Fla.) anchors the pitching staff. She is 20-1 this season with 109 strikeouts in her 134.2 innings from the circle. McDaniel has an ERA of 1.87 and has pitched 15 complete games, including six shutouts.

The Bruins (11-27 overall, 3-11 A-Sun) come into Thursday's games after being swept by UT Martin in doubleheader action. Belmont has now lost six of their last eight games.