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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Baseball Gets "The Edge", Miami's Alvarez

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University’s head baseball coach Dave Tollett has signed two more recruits that are outstanding this early signing period.

Willie Edge, a local standout from Estero High School known as “The Edge,” is one of the top pitching prospects in the area. Edge recently participated in the invite-only Diamond Club Showcase and Tollett believes “Willie has a high ceiling and has shown signs that he can dominate games from the hill.”

Also signing with the Eagles is Oscar Alvarez. Alvarez, three-year lettermen from Westminister Christian in Miami, will play in the outfield for Tollett.

“Oscar comes from a great tradition of athletes at Westminister Christian.” Both Alex Rodriguez and Doug Mientkiewicz played at Westminister Christian.

“He brings a tremendous passion and a solid work ethic to our program,” Tollett said.

Edge and Alvarez join Frankie Nobile as FGCU’s early signings this fall.

For more information, contact Sports Information Director Andy Platt at (941) 590-7068,, or visit the FGCU athletics web site at: .

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