Knapp Helps FGCU Soar Past No. 7 Florida, 8-2

Friday, February 22, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In front of a crowd of 3,623 at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. on Friday night, Atlantic Sun Preseason Pitcher of the Year junior right-hander Ricky Knapp tossed a complete-game against No. 7 Florida, leading the Eagles to an 8-2 victory in the series opener.

It marked the first complete-game against the Gators since the 2011 season. The victory moved the Eagles’ record to 3-1 on the year and marked the fifth win over nationally ranked opponent in program history.

The win was also the second over the Gators in program history, with FGCU’s other victory in the series coming in the form of a 17-5 win in 2009, when the Gators were ranked No. 9 in the country. Florida, which dropped to 3-3 in the loss, has been nationally ranked in the previous five meetings with FGCU.