Opposing players to watch

Baseball: FIU @ Marshall (In Charleston)
Friday at 6 p.m.—Saturday at 4 p.m.—Sunday at 1 p.m.

Edwin Rios, Infielder, #28-

Rios is a powerful slugger with a knack for the long ball, leading Florida International University in homeruns this season with six.
He collected five additional extra base hits along with those six homeruns, which have resulted in a team-leading 23 runs batted in and 48 total bases.
Rios’ batting numbers fit the mold of a big hitter as his batting average is a respectable, but not terrific .276. His slugging percentage, however, of .552 is the highest mark on the team.
Rios enters this weekend’s series with the Herd carrying a hot bat after being named C-USA Hitter of the Week for his performance against University of North Carolina at Charlotte last weekend.
In the three games, Rios went 7-12 with a whopping four homeruns and eight RBIs.
Rios found some success in FIU’s three game sweep of Marshall in last season’s series, which saw the Panthers smash the Herd by a combined score of 23-2.
Rios went 6-13 with 5 RBIs, including a double and a homerun.

Andres Nunez, Pitcher, #45-

Nunez is scheduled to start in the Saturday matchup, and he has encountered early success this season in the FIU rotation.
Nunez managed a team-leading 1.72 among the starting rotation while accumulating a 3-2 record in five starts and seven total appearances this season.
Nunez has allowed 27 hits and just six earned runs in 31.1 innings pitched this season, and his 32 total strikeouts leads the team.
Bradley Heltzel can be cantacted at [email protected].