Friday, October 20, 2017

FGCU Baseball on 5-game Losing Streak, Swept by UNF

an fgcu baseball player hits the ball

“naplesAfter Sunday’s series sweep to North Florida was made official, the FGCU baseball team was dealt their first conference sweep of the season and first dating back to the 2016 conference slate, dropping their fifth game in a row.

And as of the start of last season, FGCU had only undergone three sweeps total since joining the ASUN in 2008.

“We got some big hits in the game, there just wasn’t anyone on base to drive in when the hits came,” said FGCU head coach Dave Tollett, whose squad hit four home runs in a 10-5 defeat.

The four long balls were the most for FGCU in a single game since the Eagles did the same April 18, 2014 against UNF, but home runs were a silver lining after dropping yet another decision in the end.

“It was a tough week and weekend for us,” Tollett added. “We’ll get back to Fort Myers, try to figure some things out tomorrow and head over to take on a tough FAU team in Boca Raton on Tuesday.”

After losing a pair of home contests to FIU on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, FGCU (28-15, 4-8 ASUN) picked a bad time to travel to Jacksonville to face UNF (29-15, 10-2 ASUN), the Ospreys having only lost once in conference play since dropping their ASUN opener to Kennesaw State back on March 31.

In all, UNF won all three against FGCU by scores of 6-3, 8-2 and 10-5, sending the Eagles even further down the ASUN pecking order. The Eagles, at 4-8 in conference play, trail each of Lipscomb, Kennesaw State, Stetson, and co-league-leading Jacksonville and North Florida.

FGCU will look to get back to winning ways Tuesday, facing in-state rival FAU, who the Eagles beat 7-5 earlier this season.

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