Offensive Explosions Guide North Florida and Stetson to Series Wins

LakePoint, Ga. - North Florida rallied at FGCU, while Stetson led from start to finish with both sides earning series victories on Saturday afternoon in ASUN Conference Baseball action.

ASUN Baseball Results - Saturday, May 5th
North Florida 9, FGCU 4
No. 30 Stetson 8, No. 24 Jacksonville 2
Saint Joseph's 8, NJIT 1

Stetson utilized a dominating complete-game effort from Jack Perkins and an offense which produced runs in five separate innings to earn the 8-2 victory vs. No. 24 Jacksonville. With the win, the Hatters earned the series win against the Dolphins. Perkins retired 16-straight JU batters to cap the win as he fanned eight batters with only six hits allowed. At the plate, Mike Spooner's three RBIs guided Stetson as he tallied a double in the third frame and a two-run bomb in the sixth. Jorge Arenas added two RBIs in Stetson's 37th win of the season.

North Florida exploded for nine combined runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to comeback and defeat FGCU, 9-4, on Saturday to lock up the series victory. FGCU struck first with three runs in the second frame including two off the bat of Alex Brait on his single to center. The Ospreys first notched runs in the sixth on a throwing error followed by Blake Voyles RBI double. In the seventh, UNF plated five runs to take control of the lead and extend the advantage to four. Three different Ospreys tallied two RBIs in the win with Voyles joined by Dalton Board and Rey Gonzalez. 

Upcoming ASUN Baseball Schedule - Sunday, May 6th
North Florida at FGCU - 1 PM
No. 24 Jacksonville at No. 30 Stetson - 1 PM - ESPN3
NJIT at Saint Joseph's - 1:30 PM
Southeast Missouri at Lipscomb - 1 PM CT - Facebook Live

ASUN Conference Baseball Standings
Team ASUN Record Overall Record
#30 Stetson 11-3 37-11
Kennesaw State 10-5 24-20
#24 Jacksonville 8-6 31-16
FGCU 7-7 31-14
North Florida 6-8 21-23
Lipscomb 6-9 19-24
NJIT 5-10 18-20
USC Upstate 5-10 22-24-1


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