FNU SOFTBALL TEAM DROPS TO COLLEGE OF COASTAL GEORGIA

fnu softball players in action in the gameBRUNSWICK, Ga. –  Florida National University softball team (2-2) faced the College of Coastal Georgia who received votes on the 2020 NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Preseason Poll that came out on January 15th. FNU lost both games of a doubleheader 4-0 and 3-0. the contest was played on Sunday afternoon at Brunswick High Schoolhome of the College of Coastal Georgia Mariners. 

INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: GAME 1

Matchup: Florida National University vs. College of Coastal Georgia
Final Score: Florida National University 0, College of Coastal Georgia 4
Records: Florida National University (2-1), College of Coastal Georgia (1-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Jones showed out in her first game as a Mariner. She went 3-3 at the plate scoring one run and an RBI. Jones was the only Mariner to record multiple hits in each game. She also recorded a game-high two stolen bases.
  • Coastal Georgia took Florida National three up three down in three innings, the third, fifth and seventh.
  • The Mariners capitalized in the second and third. Jones started Coastal Georgia off with a single to left-center, she then stole second. Solomon doubled to bring her home.
  • Solomon came home on a long single from Woldron to extend the lead 2-0 in the bottom of the second.
  • In the next inning, Hiley hit a single to shortstop. Garcia entered as her pinch runner and advanced to second on a stolen base.
  • Dickerson hit a single up the middle advancing Garcia to third. Jones then collected her second hit of the game and her first RBI of her college career by bringing Garcia home with a single to right-center.
  • Dickerson advanced to second on Jones single and then to third on a wild pitch. She came home on a fielder’s choice.
  • The Mariners would hold onto the lead the remaining four innings to collect their first win of the 2020 season.

INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: GAME 2

Matchup: Florida National University vs. College of Coastal Georgia
Final Score: Florida National University 0, College of Coastal Georgia 3
Records: Florida National University (2-2), College of Coastal Georgia (2-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Jones was again the offensive tool in game two. She again recorded three hits in three at-bats. She added a run scored as well.
  • The Mariners got on the board in the bottom of the second. Jones started off the inning with a single to right and advanced to second on the sacrifice bunt from Breanna Wells. The Mariners went up 1-0.
  • Coastal Georgia added two more in the fifth. With one out, Juliana Bellflower reached base on a fielding error.
  • The Mariners made that hurt when Waldron stepped up to bat and homered over the left-field wall. Coastal Georgia then led 3-0.
  • The Mariners held onto this lead for the next two innings to win game two 3-0.

WHAT’S NEXT:

Florida National University Softball team will now face Edward Waters College for a double-header on Sunday, February 3rd at 2:00 pm. The game will take place at Jacksonville, FL.

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Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director


About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro, and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well-rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity,  leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.

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