FORT MYERS, Fla. The FGCU baseball team beat Jackson State University 6-4 in game two of the three-game weekend series on Saturday.
This victory marks FGCU’s seventh consecutive win.
The Eagles scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with an RBI single from junior Eli Lovell. A sacrifice fly in the same inning from freshman Alex Brait gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead.
The Tigers responded by scoring two runs within the next two innings.
The Eagles were able to hold the Tigers down and scored two more runs in the eighth inning. But the Tigers refused to go down without a fight, scoring two more runs in the top of the ninth.
However, it wasn’t enough as the Eagles maintained their lead and clinched the series.
“With a team like Jack State, you can never take your foot off the throttle,” said senior outfielder Corey Fehribach. “You can never be comfortable with the lead and that’s with any team on our schedule. You got to be able to put runs up early, but continue scoring late and winning innings, and obviously in that last inning, you could see how important those two runs were.”
FGCU and Jackson State will face off in the series finale Sunday at 1 p.m. at Swanson Stadium.