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May 02, 2014

Baseball bashes East Carolina; point guard commits to FIU

FIU pitcher Mike Franco again proved better on Friday night than pizza.

The Panthers gave Franco cushion against East Carolina, starting with a Brian Portelli home run, an RBI triple by Tyler Hibbert and RBI doubles by Josh Anderson and Julius Gaines. Franco just gave the Pirates problems, scattering six hits, striking out seven and walking none in a complete game 7-1 win. FIU's now 12-10 in the conference and up to sixth and only one game behind East Carolina.  

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Tampa Bowman Prep's Craig Bowman, a 6-3 point guard, announced his commitment to FIU the modern way, via Twitter. He'll be part of the 2014 recruiting class.

Bowman averaged 15.3 points per game, 4.1 assists per game and 2.9 steals per game as a senior and 10.0, 3.3 and 2.9, respectively, as a junior. 

Sand spiked

FIU lost to Hawaii 4-1 Friday morning in the first round of the AVCA Collegiate Sand Chamionships. Florida State smoked FIU 5-0 Friday afternoon to eliminate the Panthers.

And that's that.

Funny how things go...

I don't know if this resulted from the right player going to the right situation or the wrong player going to the wrong situation. I don't know what it says about how these players compare directly or what would happen if they swapped spots like Morgan Spring and Poland Creek swapped stock.

But here's the facts as we head into another NFL Draft: Dion Jordan, the defensive end the Dolphins moved up to take No. 3 overall in the 2013 draft, played 16 games, started none, made 26 tackles and 2.0 sacks for a team that missed the playoffs; and former FIU defensive end Tourek Williams, converted to outside linebacker by the Chargers after being taken in the sixth round, played 13 regular season games, started six, made 10 tackles, 1.0 sack and 1 forced fumble for a team that played two playoff games (he played in both).

So the Chargers got as much out of a sixth round pick from FIU as the Dolphins did from a first round pick from Oregon.

Huh.

 

 


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