MONDAY, MARCH 02, 2009
Baseball hosts No. 6 Florida State on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Senior catcher Jeremy Gillan
Senior catcher Jeremy Gillan
After ending the JU Invitational, the JU baseball team (3-4) will continue its homestand at John Sessions Stadium on Tuesday against No. 6 Florida State (6-1) at 6 p.m. The Dolphins trail the all-time series against FSU, 112-35, including a split in the season series last season (1-1). The contest can be followed live on 1010XL with Barry Milligan calling the play-by-play. Fans can also follow all the action through video streaming on ASun.TV or Gametracker on JUDolphins.com.

Alexander searching for 600
JU head coach Terry Alexander has enjoyed several milestones as the Dolphins skipper and his next one is on the horizon. The all-time winningest coach at JU with 597 wins, Alexander is three wins shy of surpassing 600 wins in his career. In 18 years as head coach, he has led the squad to eight NCAA Regional appearances, won five conference championships, and has posted five 40-win seasons. Alexander is a three-time conference “Coach of the Year” honoree (2 - Sun Belt / 1 - A-Sun).

Dolphin notables
Against Wisconsin-Milwaukee...JU hit four home runs in a game for the first time since April 29, 2006 against Florida Atlantic...sophomore Matt Tomshaw (0-1) was tagged with the loss after allowing a run on three hits and three strikeouts in 2.2 innings of relief...junior Glen Witkowski got the no-decision after allowing eight runs (four earned) on five hits with four walks and two strikeouts in 3.2 innings...senior designated hitter Jeremy Gillan led the Dolphin offense by going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI...sophomore catcher Alex Swenson finished 2-for-3 with a home run while senior right fielder Thomas Myers and freshman first baseman Kevin Lehane each finished with multiple hits, including home runs.

Rocky mountain high
Senior right fielder Thomas Myers is swinging a hot bat and it could prove to be trouble for opposing pitchers. Despite JU going 2-2 during the second-annual JU Invitational, the Lakewook, Colo. native led the squad by going 7-for-12 with three doubles, two home runs, five RBI, 16 total bases, a .667 on-base percentage and a 1.333 slugging percentage. In a 6-4 win over Akron, he finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. In a doubleheader vs. #25 Michigan, Myers combined to go 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. In the finale against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he did his part again by going 2-for-3 with a double and a home run.

This Carson is no laughing matter
Junior Carson Andrew is solidifying himself as the ace of the Dolphin rotation after winning his first two decisions of the season. The Jacksonville native led off the season by allowing two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out three in a predetermined start against FIU (four innings). The right-hander followed that effort by allowing only one run on five hits while striking out six in 5.0 innings of work in a win over No. 25 Michigan. For his efforts, he was named A-Sun “Pitcher of the Week” on March 1. Andrew leads the staff with a 2-0 record, a 3.00 ERA, and nine innings pitched.