@ASUNBSB Squads Ready for Weekend Action As Conference Play Draws Near

@ASUNBSB Squads Ready for Weekend Action As Conference Play Draws Near

 

ATLANTA, Ga. – ASUN Conference baseball features 27 games on the slate this weekend with the conference slate looming next week. All nine of the league's squad will be in action, as they look carry over its perfect record from midweek competition.

Throughout non-conference action this year, you can catch ASUN Conference Baseball online through Facebook Live, Hatter Vision and the ESPN family of networks. Be sure to check each team's listings to find the latest information on online streaming.

ASUN Baseball Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 15th
Kennesaw State vs. UMass - 4 PM 
Lipscomb at Ohio State - 4 PM CT
North Alabama at Davidson - 5 PM CT
Jacksonville vs. UNC Greensboro - 6 PM
North Florida vs. Columbia - 6 PM 
Liberty vs. Hofstra - 6 PM
FGCU vs. Rutgers - 6:30 PM
Stetson vs. Yale - 6:30 PM 

Saturday, March 16th
NJIT at ETSU - 1 PM / 4 PM
North Florida vs. Columbia - 1 PM / 4:30 PM
FGCU vs. Rutgers - 2 PM 
North Alabama at Davidson - 1 PM CT
Kennesaw State vs. UMass - 2 PM 
Jacksonville at UNC Greensboro - 2 PM 
Liberty vs. Hofstra - 2 PM 
Lipscomb at Ohio State - 2 PM CT
Stetson vs. Yale - 6:30 PM

Sunday, March 17th
FGCU vs. Rutgers - 11 AM 
North Alabama at Davidson - 11 AM CT
Stetson at Yale - 1 PM 
NJIT at ETSU - 1 PM 
Kennesaw State vs. UMass - 1 PM 
North Florida vs. Columbia - 1 PM 
Liberty vs. Hofstra - 1 PM 
Lipscomb at Ohio State - 12 PM CT

Team-by-Team Breakdown

FGCU Eagles (11-5; 0-0)
Twitter: @FGCU_Baseball
Upcoming Opponents: 
vs. Rutgers (3/15 - 3/17); vs. FAU (3/19)
- FGCU leads the ASUN in batting with a mark of .321 as a club. They are the only squad in the ASUN to have a team average above .300
- Jay Hayes has been a force at the plate for the Eagles this season, leading the team in average, (.426), homers (4) and RBIs (23)
- FGCU has yet to drop a series this season and are 1-2 against Power 5 comepetition 

Jacksonville Dolphins (11-6, 0-0)
Twitter: @JUBaseball
Upcoming Opponents: 
at UNC Greensboro (3/15 - 3/17); at #5 Florida (3/19)
- Angel Camacho continues to lead the Dolphins with a .426 batting average. The senior first baseman has collected 14 hits in his first 29 ABs this season.
- Jacksonville is perhaps the hottest team in the ASUN at the moment. The Dolphins are riding a seven-game winning streak
- The Dolphins hit the road for just the second time this year, as they travel to UNC Greensboro. JU trails the all-time series 2-0

Kennesaw State Owls (8-9; 0-0)
Twitter: @KSUOwlsBaseball
Upcoming Opponents: vs. UMass (3/15 - 3/17); vs. Binghamton (3/19 - 3/20)
- The Owls come into the weekend on a two-game win streak, as they swept Presbyterian in the midweek
- Jake Franklin went 4-9 with five runs scored, a homer, three RBIs and two stolen bases in midweek action this week
- Kennesaw State hold an 8-4 record at home this season. The Owls have posted winning home records in seven of the last eight seasons

Liberty Flames (12-4; 0-0)
Twitter: @libertybaseball
Upcoming Opponents:
vs. Hofstra (3/15 - 3/17); vs. #15 North Carolina (3/19)
- Liberty enters the weekend with an ASUN leading 12 victories. The Flames thumped ACC foe, Virginia 14-5 on Wednesday
- Shortstop Cam Locklear went 2-4 with three RBIs, two runs and a homer in the win over the Cavaliers 
- The Flames are 3-0 against the ACC this season, and hold an overall mark of 4-3 against Power 5 clubs

Lipscomb Bisons (9-6, 0-0)
Twitter: @BisonBaseball
Upcoming Opponents: at Ohio State (3/15 - 3/17); at Middle Tenn. State (3/19)
- The Bisons are riding a five-game win streak heading into the weekend. They defeated 2018 Super Regional Finalist, Tennessee Tech on Wednesday
- Chris Bashlor and Maddux Houghton lead the charge offensively for Lipscomb, as they rank 1-2 respectively in average, hits, and RBIs
- Lipscomb leaves the state of Tennessee for the first time all season this weekend, when they face Ohio State out of the Big Ten

NJIT Highlanders (7-4-1; 0-0)
Twitter: @NJTechBaseball
Upcoming Opponents: at ETSU (3/16 - 3/17); at Liberty (3/22 - 3/24)
- NJIT has one final non-conference tune up before opening up ASUN action next weekend at Liberty
- Julio Marcano is building off his strong freshman campaign, as he's hitting .308 with three homers, 11 RBIs and a team-best .460 OBP. 
- Justin Etts is tied for the team-lead in homers and RBIs. He's also slashing .308/.373/.522 this season for the Highlanders

North Alabama Lions (3-12; 0-0)
Twitter: @UNABaseball
Upcoming Opponents: at Davidson (3/15 - 3/17); vs. Tennessee Tech (3/19)
- UNA made program history on Wednesday, as they defeated Butler, marking the program's first D-I home victory
- The Lions hit the road again this weekend, as they travel to North Carolina to take on Davidson
- Davis Elliot and Tate Mathis are tied for the team lead in RBIs with seven a piece. Elliot also holds a team-best .491 slugging percentage

North Florida Ospreys (11-7; 0-0)
Twitter: @OspreyBSB
Upcoming Opponents: vs. Columbia (3/15 - 3/17); vs. USF (3/19)
- North Florida welcomes Columbia into Harmon Stadium this weekend. UNF is on a three-game win streak after knocking off Bethune-Cookman in the midweek
- Pitcher Eddie Miller has tossed 16.1 cosecutive innings without an earned run. He picked up a three-inning save on Wednesday against Bethune-Cookman  
- Jay Prather leads the Ospreys in hitting with a .409 average to go along with two homers, 14 RBIs and a team-best .592 slugging percentage

Stetson Hatters (7-9; 0-0)
Twitter: @StetsonBaseball
Upcoming Opponents: vs. Yale (3/15 - 3/17); at Bethune-Cookman (3/19)
- After a slow start to the 2019 campaign, Stetson has started to heat up a bit, as they've won five of their last eight games
- Austin Bogart leads the Hatters in batting with a .333 average and a .483 slugging percentage. He's knocked in six runs in the last three games
- Robbie Peto has been a nice addition to the Stetson staff, as he holds a 2.08 ERA in 21.2 IP with just seven walks to 25 strikeouts.