ETSU Baseball to face FGCU in battle for first place

Friday, May 07, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 7, 2010) - The ETSU baseball team is set to face Florida Gulf Coast in a three-game series that could determine the Atlantic Sun conference champion starting Saturday at 1 p.m. with a doubleheader at Swanson Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. The two teams close out the series with a single on Sunday slated for 1 p.m.

The Bucs (27-18, 14-7 A-Sun) have won five straight including a 12-4 mid-week win over Wofford and a sweep of Stetson last weekend. ETSU is 3-0 on the season in road series, and 5-2 in conference series.

 

Junior Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) continues to lead the Buccaneers as he is ranked in the top 10 nationally in batting average (.458), runs (66), hits (82), doubles (21), home runs (19), RBI (67), slugging (.905), total bases (162) and on-base percentage (.554).

 

 The match up between the Bucs and Eagles features two Golden Spikes candidates in Hoilman and FGCU's Chris Sale, as well as the second best offense in the A-Sun against the second ranked pitching staff.

 

ETSU is looking for their first win against FGCU having gone 0-6 against the Eagles since they joined the A-Sun.

 

Florida Gulf Coast (28-16, 17-4 A-Sun) comes into the series having lost three of four to Clemson last weekend. The Eagles are led offensively by Mikel Alvarez as he is hitting .386 with 14 doubles, 32 RBI and 11 stolen bases.

 

Live stats and audio are available for all three games, while Sunday's contest can be heard live on ETSUBucs.com and on the radio on the Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation's family of stations, which include WKPT-AM (1400) and WKPT-FM (94.3) in Kingsport, WOPI-AM (1490) and WOPI-FM (97.9) in Bristol, and WKTP-AM (1590) and WKTP-FM (97.7) in Johnson City. Tune in one half hour before the game to catch all analysis on the Atmos Energy Dugout show, and don't forget to stay with us after the game on the 10th Inning Show presented by General Shale.

 

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