FGCU takes momentum into NCAA Tournament

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. The Florida Gulf Coast University baseball team is opening up the NCAA Tournament against the University of Michigan Friday afternoon.

Junior ace Kutter Crawford will pitch for the Eagles opposite Michigan’s Oliver Jaskie.

Crawford is 7-1 with a 1.58 ERA.

The Eagles started the season 24-3 and proved they could compete with the best teams in the country with victories over Florida, FSU and USF.

UNC will face Davidson at 6 p.m. following the FGCU and Michigan game.

The winners of both games will advance to play Saturday at 6 p.m., while the losers will square off in an elimination game at 1 p.m.