Tyler Shuck Leads Baseball Over Stetson With Dominant One-Hit Shutout

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Senior Tyler Shuck (Cape Coral, Fla./Canterbury HS) did something that only Chris Sale has done in an Eagle uniform, Saturday afternoon against Stetson, as he threw a complete-game one-hit shutout to propel the Green and Blue to a 4-0 win over the Hatters. The Eagles improve to 25-14 and 10-7 in the ASUN while Stetson falls to 18-20 and 5-12 in league play.

“The offense got us going in the first and then the rest was Tyler Shuck” said head coach Dave Tollett. “A complete-game shutout doesn’t happen in college baseball too often. He was really special today, retiring the last 22 batters of the game and honestly, not since Sale have I seen a performance like that.”

It is the 11th complete-game shutout in FGCU history and first since Josh Dye in 2018. Shuck joined Sale as the only pitchers to allow just one hit in a shutout. Coincidentally, Sale also threw his one-hit shutout on April 23 as he mowed down Belmont with 15 strikeouts in 2010.

Shuck struck out 11 Hatters to set a new career-high and after allowing his only two baserunners on a hit and a walk in the second, set down the final 22 men who came up the plate. To give a sense of just how stellar his outing was, Shuck’s final line of 9.0 innings pitched, one hit or less, 11 or more strikeouts, and one walk or less on 110 pitches or fewer has occurred just 14 times in major league history from the likes of Hall-of-Famers Sandy Koufax and Pedro Martinez as well as future Hall of Famers Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, and Max Scherzer.

The only offense Shuck needed came in the first inning as sophomore Ian Farrow (Merritt Island, Fla./Merritt Island HS) and junior Joe Kinker (North Port, Fla./Venice HS) hit back-to-back home runs. For Farrow, his home run, a two-run shot, was his 11th of the season while for Kinker, it was his team-leading 14th. graduate student Logan Sartori (Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln Southwest HS/Texas A&M/Hutchinson CC) knocked in the fourth run of the inning with an RBI single.

The Eagles will look for the series sweep tomorrow afternoon. First pitch from Swanson Stadium is set for 1 pm



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COACH TOLLETT

FGCU coach Dave Tollett currently owns a 661-399-3 overall record (.623) and a 220-122 (.647) record in the ASUN. He is the only head coach in the program’s history and led the program to its first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2017. He is a five-time ASUN Coach of the Year and has guided the Green and Blue to five ASUN Regular Season Championships and one ASUN Tournament Championship. His team has been ranked nationally on several occasions, including as high as No. 9 in the country in 2017, and has coached 58 all-conference selections, 33 draft picks, three current major leaguers, 13 current minor leaguers, four ASUN Pitchers of the Year, four All-Americans, three ASUN Players of the Year, one National Freshman Player of the Year, one National Player of the Year and one seven-time MLB All-Star.



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FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 89 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 14+ seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just 10 seasons of DI postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a combined 43 teams or individuals compete in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU programs have earned a top-25 national ranking in their respective sport – including women’s basketball (No. 20, 2021-22), beach volleyball (No. 20, 2022) and both men’s soccer (2018, 2019) and women’s soccer (2018) as three of the most recent. In 2016-17, the Green and Blue posted a department-best sixth-place finish in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and top-100 showing nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida best seven teams earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for their Academic Progress Rate in their sport. FGCU also collectively earned a record 3.50 GPA in the classroom in the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the general University undergraduate population for 25 consecutive semesters. The past five semesters (Fall 2019 – Fall 2021) each saw another milestone reached as all 15 programs achieved a 3.0-or-higher team GPA in each. The Eagles also served an all-time high 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being recognized as one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.

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