B-CU Baseball News: BCUDiamondCats Travel to Jacksonville for ESPN3 Game


B-CU Baseball News: @BCUDiamondCats Travel to Jacksonville for ESPN3 Game

Wildcats and Dolphins to meet in nationally broadcast contest



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman continues its 10-game road trip this week, traveling to Jacksonville University on Tuesday for a 5 p.m. contest to be televised nationally on ESPN3. Tuesday’s game is the only midweek game this week for the Wildcats who host conference foe North Carolina A&T in Sanford, Florida this upcoming weekend.

Tuesday’s game marks the first television game of the year for the Wildcats. Last season, Bethune-Cookman played in four televised games, including three during the Coral Gables [Fla.] Regional.


Records: Bethune-Cookman 14-26 (12-6 MEAC), Jacksonville 16-19 (3-3 A-Sun)

Rankings: Bethune-Cookman is unranked. Jacksonville is unranked.

TV: Tuesday’s contest against Jacksonville will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

On The Web: BCUathletics.com • Twitter: @BCUDiamondCats, @JasonBeverlin



– Game to be televised on ESPN3 and WatchESPN



RHP Sidney Duprey (0-3, 3.62 ERA)




Bethune-Cookman-Jacksonville Series History

  • Jacksonville leads the all-time series between the two schools by a commanding, 36-13 margin.
  • Bethune-Cookman has won five of the last 10 meetings in the series.
  • The two teams split a two-game series last year, while B-CU claimed both games in 2013.
  • Jacksonville won this year’s previous meeting between the two teams, 15-6 in Daytona Beach on March 10.
  • The two teams met in the 2009 NCAA Regional, with JU claiming the win in an elimination contest for both teams.
  • Under head coach Jason Beverlin, the Wildcats are 4-3 against the Dolphins.

Noting the Wildcats

  • The Wildcats are 5-5 in their last 10 contests, including dropping a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference series at North Carolina Central, 2-1 over the weekend.
  • Bethune-Cookman is suffering its worst non-conference results since 1993, holding just a 2-20 record against teams outside of the MEAC.
  • Three Wildcats are batting above .300, including freshman second baseman Jameel Edney hitting at a .315 clip. The two others are Nathan Bond (.311) and Austin Garcia (.303).
  • Pitcher Joseph Calamita has allowed just a single earned run in 16.1 innings and 13 appearances out of the bullpen on the year – that run coming this past weekend at North Carolina Central.
  • Senior pitcher Keith Zuniga has logged wins in his last three starts, including a 4-2 decision over North Carolina in the series-opener this past weekend.
  • First baseman Austin Garcia did not start the first part of the year, but has hit at a .387 clip and tallied 10 RBI on 12 hits over the course of the last 10 games for the Wildcats.

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