Baseball makes it nine in a row with Seton Hall shutout
FORT MYERS, Florida. –The FGCU baseball team ran its winning streak to nine on Saturday afternoon with a 12-0 win over Seton Hall at Swanson Stadium. The Eagles are now 9-2 this season while the Pirates are down to 0-8.
“Good start by Tyler Shuck“said the head coach Dave Tollet. “Great performance from the entire pitching team for our first shutout and the big shot. Trevor Kole with his grand slam. We played well throughout the second night in a row and we just have to keep going.”
The Eagles received another great pitching performance as a senior stater Tyler Shuck (Cape Coral, Fla./Canterbury HS) and junior relievers Nick Love (Fernandina Beach, Fla./Yulee/Central College of Florida/Jacksonville) and sophomore Nolan O’Shoney (Clarksville, Tenn./Clarksville Academy/Austin Peay) combined to throw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts, three by each player.
Offensively, the Eagles hit four home runs including a sophomore grand slam Trevor Kole (Parkland, FL/Cardinal Gibbons HS). Second year ian farrow (Merritt Island, FL/Merritt Island HS), junior Alejandro Figueredo (Sucre, Venezuela/West Oaks HS/Seminole State), and junior alexander rodriguez (Cidra, Puerto Rico/Montverde Academy/Eastern Florida State) also raced for the Eagles.
After a scoreless first for both teams, the Eagles took a 4-0 lead in the second in the second year macmoise (Cape Coral, Fla./Ida Baker HS) and Kole each had a two-run double.
The Eagles blew the game up in the third as Figueredo started the inning with a home run. Moise then notched his third RBI of the game with a single before Kole put the Eagles in double figures for the eighth time this season with a grand slam, his first career home run.
Farrow hit his third homer of the season in the seventh before Rodriguez hit his first homer as an Eagle in the seventh to tack on the final score.
Overall this season, the Eagles have outscored their opponents 123-55 and over the course of the nine-game winning streak they have outscored the opposition, 103-31.
The nine-game winning streak is tied for the seventh-longest in school history. The longest winning streak in program history is 19, which came back in 2005, while the longest Division I streak is 11, which the Eagles achieved in 2009.
FGCU will be looking for its 10th straight win and second straight sweep tomorrow. The first pitch against the Swanson Stadium Pirates is scheduled for 11 a.m.
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FGCU Coach Dave Tollet currently holds an overall record of 643-387-3 (.623) and an ASUN record of 211-115 (.647). He is the only head coach in program history and led the program to its first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2017. He is a five-time ASUN Coach of the Year and has guided the Green and Blue to five season championships regular ASUN tournament and an ASUN tournament championship. His team has been ranked multiple times nationally, including 9th in the nation in 2017, and has coached 58 all-conference picks, 33 draft picks, three current major leaguers, 13 current minor leaguers, four ASUN pitchers of the Year, four All-Americans, three ASUN Players of the Year, a National Freshman Player of the Year, a National Player of the Year and a seven-time MLB All-Star.
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