@FGCU_Baseball vs. UNF Postponed, Rescheduled for Friday at 11 a.m.
Tonight’s FGCU baseball (24-14, 9-3 Atlantic Sun) game at Swanson Stadium vs. North Florida (16-21, 6-9 A-Sun) has been postponed until tomorrow at 11 a.m. due to inclement weather. Should the weather remain clear following the 11 a.m. game, a second will be played in order to put the three-game series set to conclude on Saturday back on schedule.
FGCU ace Mike Murray (West Palm Beach, Fla./Forrest Hill HS) was set to take the mound tonight and will do so tomorrow morning instead. Murray sits atop the A-Sun and second place in the nation with a 0.66 ERA and also leads the league with 59 strikeouts. Lefty Nick Deckert (Tallahassee, Fla./Tallahassee CC), 2.87 ERA, is slated to start the second game should there be one.
FGCU has beaten UNF more times entering the 2014 season than any other A-Sun opponent and hold a 14-6 advantage in the all-time series. On the road last season FGCU took two of three from the Ospreys after dropping the first game of the series, 8-7 in 11 innings. FGCU has never lost a series to UNF and came away with a sweep on two separate occasions.
SCOUTING NORTH FLORIDA
The Ospreys were one of two teams chosen to finish ahead of FGCU when the preseason A-Sun rankings came out. UNF received one first place vote from the league’s coaches and 86 points overall to finish just behind Mercer (97) and 16 points clear of FGCU (73). The pitching has struggled, posting a 4.62 team ERA while the bats are hitting an A-Sun best .302. Drew Weeks currently leads the A-Sun with a .438 average with 67 hits to his credit which also leads the league. Weeks has also doubled seven times, tripled four times, gone deep on six occasions and collected 31 RBI while stealing eight bags.
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.
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.