Back, back, back, back…Gone! Cougars erupt for 33 runs in DH sweep!

Jett Manning is now batting .442 on the season and has 29 stolen bases for FCC.
Jett Manning is now batting .442 on the season and has 29 stolen bases for FCC.

AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The No. 15 FCC baseball squad continues to enjoy the warm weather in Florida as the Cougars pounded out 33 runs in the doubleheader sweep on Tuesday. The sweep today extends the winning streak to four games and FCC is now 13-3 on the season.

GAME NOTES

  • Game 1: FCC def. Waynesburg University JV, 22-6
  • Game 2: FCC def. Cleary University JV, 11-1
  • Record: FCC 13-3 
  • Location: Chain Of Lake Field #4  |   Auburndale, Fla.  

GAME 1 FCC HIGHLIGHTS

  • After two innings of play, FCC held a slim 7-6 lead. The Cougars exploded in the top of the 5th inning putting a seven spot on the board and scored a total of 22 runs.
  • David Tiskevics (1-0) came in relief and pitched four innings scattering just one hit. DT struck out three and earned the victory on the hill.
  • FCC hit three homers and pounded out a total of 21 hits. Jett Manning, Thomas Gonzalez, and Alex Melcher all hit homers for the Cougars.
  • Thomas Gonzalez: 4-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 R, 3 RBIs
  • Jett Manning: 3-for-5, HR, 3 R, 2 RBIs, 2 SB
  • Alex Melcher: 3-for-4, 3B, HR, 3 R, 4 RBIs
  • Brady Harju: 3-for-4, 2B, 3 R
  • Maciah Thomas: 2-for-5, 2B, 3B, 4 RBIs
  • Garett Blank: 1-for-1, 2B, 2 RBIs

GAME 2 FCC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Starting pitcher Kyle Raubenstine improves to 4-0 on the season and continues to dominate on the hill. Raubenstine pitched six innings and gave up just three hits while striking out 11 batters. 
  • The offense exploded in 2nd inning putting a six spot on the board.
  • Thomas "Gonzo" Gonzalez is ripping the cover off the ball. "Gonzo" went 3-for-5 while knocking in three runs. Two of the three hits were doubles.
  • Alex Aristy is swinging a hot stick for the Cougars. Aristy left the yard for his fourth deep fly on the year and finished the game going 2-for-3 while scoring three runs. He also swiped two bases in the victory.

NOTABLES 

  • FCC is now 7-1 on the spring trip.
  • Kyle Raubenstine, is a perfect 4-0 on the season and has recorded 28 Ks in 20.2 innings of work.
  • Alex Aristy leads the team in homers (4) and RBIs (17). He is hitting .383 on the season.
  • Thomas Gonzalez is batting .419 and has registered 12 RBIs.
  • Jett Manning is batting .449 on the year to go along with 11 stolen bases and seven doubles.
  • The Cougars will travel to CCBC Essex on 3/5/17 for key Region XX match-up.
  • 2016 HRs- 21, 2017 HRs- 16
  • 2016 SB- 37, 2017 SB- 37

ON DECK

  • FCC returns to the diamond on Wednesday (3/1) afternoon to close out the 2017 spring trip for a doubleheader against ASA College. First pitch is set for 12:00 p.m.

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