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GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

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GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM




What:      http://www.fgcuathletics.com/baseball/ (5-1) at Florida Atlantic (4-3)

When:      Tues, Feb. 26th at 6:30 PM

Where:    FAU Baseball Stadium

Audio      Here


Series:      The Eagles lead 7-2 all time and won 2012's lone meeting against the Owls 6-5 at Swanson Stadium.


Projected Pitchers:

FGCU - RHP Zack Tillery          0-0, 9.00 ERA
FAU -  LHP Brandon Rhodes  0-0, 2.45 ERA


Game Notes:

The Owls will look for their first top 25 win on the year when they play host to the #23 Eagles on Tuesday night.

Florida Gulf Coast swept #13 University of Florida last weekend (8-2, 8-3, 7-4) in resounding fashion.

Senior 1B Brooks Beisner is currently leading FGCU with an impressive .520 batting average, and has connected for 4HR and 11RBI.

FAU has four players hitting above .300 in SS Mitch Morales (.400, 10H), RF Corey Keller (.345, 10H), LF Geoff Jiminez (.333), and DH Levi Meyer (.313, 10H).

On the mound for the Owls, Brandon Rhodes (0-0, 2.45 ERA) tossed 5.1 innings in no-decision against #20 Miami last week. The freshman allowed two runs on just six hits and struck out four.

Collectively, Florida Atlantic's staff has 57 K's in 66 total innings.
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Re: GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

This game comes in the midst of a difficult stretch for the Owls.

Want to talk about strength of schedule?

FAU's last five games: #21 Miami, Alabama (receiving votes), #23 FGCU and then Costal Carolina on Friday (#6 in mid-major poll).

The Owls needed a win on Sunday, and got one.

A win over FGCU would be HUGE.

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Re: GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

Andrew said

This game comes in the midst of a difficult stretch for the Owls.

Want to talk about strength of schedule?



A win over FGCU would be HUGE.

+1

This would be a great RPI booster as we build out our POST SEASON Resume.


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Re: GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

I know they don't have a football team yet but their baseball team has been good for a few years now and has a really nice stadium on their campus. That is why they are able to get a guy like Chris Sale and we end up with Gabe Somarriba…. No offense to Gabe or any of his relatives

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

Jab979 said

…Gabe Somarriba

:o

Flexing your Owl Baseball knowledge "muscle".
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Re: GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

The growth of FGCU is astonishing. I'll give it a couple more years before they start talks about a football program. Honestly their only knock (minus football) is that their campus is in a middle of a swamp, a mile away from any businesses that could cater to college students.

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Re: GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

That being said, all in-state games are rivalry games.









I want to win this.

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Re: GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

I have a friend who lives a few miles away from campus, not sure if you're from the area or not but the city of Ft. Myers seems to back the school. I see posters of the baseball schedule on the door of the Ale House, the mall has tons of FGCU stuff. I've never been on campus before but it looks really nice. Their were talks a few years ago about starting a football team. Not sure what happened with that

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

Rick said

Jab979 said

…Gabe Somarriba

:o

Flexing your Owl Baseball knowledge "muscle".

Haha I was going to go with Dickey Hart or LJ Biernbaum but settled on Gabe lol

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: GAME THREAD: #23 FGCU vs FAU - Feb. 26th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

Owls grab an early lead with a two-out 2 RBI single from Mike Spano.

FAU 2 FGCU 0

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