Baseball Game Day: FIU
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (1-3)
continue their midweek homestand on Wednesday (Feb. 20) at Jackie Robinson
Ballpark, as the FIU Panthers (3-0) make the trip up the shore for the first of
two meetings on the year. Originally scheduled as a night game, the start time was moved up this week, with a 4 p.m. first pitch.
- RHP Montana Durapau (2013: 0-0, 3.86 ERA) (2012: 4-7,
FIU - LHP Ty Sullivan (2013: 1-0, 0.00 ERA) (2012: Transfer, DNP)
After opening the season with three extremely close games at No. 16 Arizona State, winning the finale, the Wildcats had another tight one Tuesday versus North Florida, falling 4-2 in the 11th inning, their second extra innings contest of the year.
So far, B-CU has seen a pleasant surprise from freshman catcher Chris Biocic, who leads the team with a .364 batting average and 24 putouts. In addition, newcomer (DH/1B) Eric Sams bats .214, batting a perfect 3-for-3 versus UNF. Left fielder Eros Modena leads the team with four RBI so far.
About the FIU Panthers
FIU opened the season with a sweep of 2013 College World Series participant Stony Brook, taking the Seawolves in Miami by scores of 10-4, 3-0 and 1-0. FIU is led at the plate by sophomore shortstop Julius Gaines, who is batting an outstanding .700 so far this season, with seven hits, but no RBI. Senior Outfield Nathan Burns (.462) and sophomore first baseman/designated hitter Oscar Aguirre (.429) both join Gaines in batting over .300, with burns topping the team with five RBI.
During the Game
Live stats will be provided, as always, on B-CU athletics at the following link. In addition, the official B-CU Athletics and Baseball twitter accounts will be providing continual updates throughout, @BCUathletics / @cookmanbaseball.
Game Day Hashtags
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