The FGCU baseball team (32-18, 15-6 Atlantic Sun) returns home this weekend to host defending A-Sun Tournament Champion ETSU (24-23, 11-9) and to conclude the regular season home schedule at Swanson Stadium in a three-game set that ends with a tribute to its seniors on Sunday.
Mike Murray is in pursuit of history when he takes the mound Friday night. A win will give him 12 for the season and becomes an FGCU single-season record, surpassing MLB All-Star Chris Sale's mark set in 2010. The 11 wins he currently possesses already lead the nation in that category.
He'll square off against ETSU's Jared Burton, who will be making his first start of the season and his 26th appearance.
The Eagles finish out the regular season next weekend at Lipscomb before hosting the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament May 21-25 at Swanson Stadium.
The Eagles are coming off Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the No. 5-ranked Miami Hurricanes at Coral Gables.
Nick Deckert took the loss and worked through 2 1/3 innings, surrendering four runs on five hits and striking out two before giving way to freshman Garrett Anderson.
Anderson pitched well over 3 1/3 innings, striking out three, allowing one run and putting together a stretch in which he retired eight-consecutive Hurricane hitters.
"We left runners in scoring position and we didn't pitch real well tonight," Eagles coach Dave Tollett said. "We just weren't real sharp out there. They were better than us offensively and on the mound. We definitely had out chances and we just didn't capitalize."
The loss snapped a four-game winning streak by the Eagles.