Florida Gulf Coast Defeats Upstate in Series Finale

Florida Gulf Coast Defeats Upstate in Series Finale

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Fort Myers, Fla. – The No. 29 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles claimed an ASUN Conference series over USC Upstate thanks to an 11-6 win at Swanson Stadium on Saturday.

Florida Gulf Coast improves to 28-10 overall and 4-5 in the conference while Upstate drops to 16-22 and 2-5.

Scoring Breakdown

  • Bottom 3rd – Nick Rivera's three-run home run gave the hosts a 3-0 lead.
  • Top 4thRussell Schwertfeger hit a two-run home run to bring the Spartans to within one run.
  • Bottom 4th – Alex Brait's base hit scored Eli Lovell.
  • Bottom 6th – Matt Reardon brought home two runs with a double before scoring on a Julio Gonzalez single.
  • Top 7thJordan Miller led off the inning with a single and scored on a groundout. Pat Raiff scored on a FGCU error while Devon Ortiz crossed home plate on a J.J. Shimko single.
  • Top 8th – Schwertfeger scored on an error.
  • Bottom 8th – Florida Gulf Coast scored four runs on a sacrifice fly, fielder's choice, an Upstate error and a wild pitch.

Notables

  • Miller, Schwertfeger, Ortiz and Charlie Carpenter each had two hits for the Spartans.
  • Corey Fehribach went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a single to lead Florida Gulf Coast.
  • Upstate outhit Florida Gulf Coast 12-8.
  • Garrett Anderson (3-1) earned the win, allowing two runs on five hits with six strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
  • Kenton Herring (4) recorded the save after allowing one unearned run on three hits with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings.
  • Blake Whitney (4-4) took the loss, allowing four runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts in 3.2 innings.

Up Next

  • Upstate travels to UNC Asheville on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. contest.

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