FGCU used five pitchers on Wednesday to shut down Florida Atlantic 1-0, the fourth shutout of the season by the Eagles, striking out 14 hitters in the process.
After being rained out at FAU (17-15, 5-10 CUSA) Tuesday, Brady Anderson took the ball for the Eagles (22-12, 7-2 A-Sun) Wednesday, making just his second start of the season. Anderson left the game Wednesday with five innings to his credit, no runs and a career-best nine strikeouts. Younger brother Garrett Anderson came away with the victory, striking out two in one inning of work in relief to close out the game.
"Our pitching as a whole really put together Eagles coach Dave Tollett said. "It all started with Brady who was great tonight and the rest of those guys came in and did their jobs to get the win, that's all you can ask for."
The Eagles bats managed just four hits, but one run was all they needed. Cody Hoffner returned from a 16-game injury absence and produced a pair of hits. He doubled in the seventh inning and scored the only run on a sac-fly.
FGCU resumes A-Sun play this weekend when they travel to Jacksonville (11-21, 5-7 A-Sun) for a three-game set. The Eagles currently are third in the A-Sun with a 7-2 record.
Following the series with Jacksonville, the Eagles return to Hammond Stadium on Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. date with No. 13 Florida.
The Eagles split their early season two-game set with the Gators, the victory serving as Tollet's 400th victory at FGCU.