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Bad Weather Rains Out @FGCU_Softball for Second Straight Day to Nix Series
Saturday, May 04, 2013 | by Andrew Piper (@ADPiper7)
FGCU will shift focus to the 2013 Atlantic Sun tournament which will begin on May 8. (Photo by Dennis Snyder)
FGCU will shift focus to the 2013 Atlantic Sun tournament which will begin on May 8. (Photo by Dennis Snyder)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As a result of continuous in climate weather in the Jacksonville area and poor field conditions at the UNF Softball Complex, the rescheduled twin billing between FGCU (35-16, 16-7 A-Sun) and UNF has been cancelled. FGCU entered the weekend on a three game winning streak with the Eagles having won eight of their last nine.

Poor weather conditions washed out a doubleheader between the two teams that was supposed to be played on Friday, May 3 and kick off a three-game set between the two sides. The Eagles and Ospreys looked to salvage the series by playing two games on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 1 p.m., but continuous rain storms foiled those intentions.

With the regular season now complete, FGCU has clinched the No. 3 seed in the 2013 Atlantic Sun Tournament. The rainouts allowed UNF to remain atop of the A-Sun standings and clinch the regular season title to be crowned the 2013 regular season champions; a title FGCU received a share of during the 2012 season.

The No. 3 seed FGCU squad will take on a No. 6 seed Stetson squad that the Green and Blue swept earlier this season at the FGCU Softball Complex (Mar. 16-17). FGCU leads the all-time series 9-7 against Stetson with the Green and Blue having won three straight against their in-state foes. The Eagles will take on the Hatters on Wednesday, May 8 with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. EST from Draper Diamond in Nashville, Tenn. The tournament will be hosted by Lipscomb with the field of six teams to face-off in the double elimination tournament format.

Fans can get updates and information on FGCU Softball all season long by visiting www.FGCUATHLETICS.com or by following the team on Twitter (@FGCU_Softball).