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RTB Kennesaw - A Decade of Exceptional Bar Rental Services

If you're looking to make an impression at your next celebration or event, few services take your gathering to the next level like Raising the Bar. At RTB, we mix superior service and delicious spirits with the finest bar rentals in Kennesaw, GA. We pride ourselves on creating unique, delectable drinks backed by impeccable service to keep your event stress-free and streamlined, so you can focus on your role at the party while attendees have the time of their lives. our guests will not only be impressed by our high-quality craft cocktails - they'll be blown away by the entire process, from setting up to break down. Unlike some bar rental companies in Kennesaw, we prioritize professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service.

Having served such brands as Ferrari and Delta, we know what it takes to turn a mediocre event into something special. Our team of bartenders have the experience to keep your guests happy and the flair to give them a memorable time, no matter what kind of function you're organizing. From summertime shindigs in the sun to corporate team building events, we've seen and done it all, and we're here to serve you as well.

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Here's a quick snapshot of what we can do for you:

Full-Service Packages

Full-Service Packages

we'll arrive early, set everything up, run your bar service, keep your guests entertained, and clean up after ourselves when we're done. We'll focus on your mobile bar service while your guests admire how awesome your event turned out.

Brand Activations

Brand Activations

Launch your product with branded bar setups or support your event with customizable drinks, satellite bars, and giveaways. We don't just handle the drinks; we keep the party flowing.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

From exciting team-building exercises to formal affairs, we have worked on hundreds of corporate events in Kennesaw. Regardless of the size of your corporate event, our team will handle all the details, from customized bars with company logos to a custom menu of craft cocktails.

Weddings

Weddings

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. As such, your reception is one of the biggest parties you'll ever thlmb-row. It needs to be perfect, and it needs to be fun. We've got you covered on both fronts and then some. Contact our office today to learn more about how we keep your guest's glasses full and your bar rental beautiful.

Mobile Bar Rentals

Mobile Bar Rentals

If you're looking for the highest quality mobile bar rentals in Kennesaw, look no further than RTB. We've built our business around bar rentals and have everything from sleek, modern bar tops to rustic-chic beer taps. Our team is here to offer guidance as you choose your bar rental. Once you do, we'll handle every detail - from set up and break down to staffing and drink service.

Bartenders

Bartenders

Already have your bar setup planned but still need bartender staffing in Kennesaw, GA? Our bartenders are experts in their trade and will undoubtedly raise the bar when it comes to your upcoming event.

Why Choose Raising the Bar?

RTB was built on hard work and kindness. With more than a decade of experience in the private event business, we have worked with some of the biggest brands in the United States. We pride ourselves on excellence in every service we offer, from bar rental setup for weddings to large brand reveals and everything in between. RTB isn't just here to mix and serve drinks at your next party - we're here to offer guidance, advice, and expertise every step of the way. From suggestions on how much alcohol to have stocked at your party to trusted vendor referrals for your corporate event, we're here to help.

At the end of the day, our goal is to ensure that our clients get the hard work and attention they deserve. When you choose Raising the Bar, know that we will do everything in our power to make you, your guests, and your event feel extra special. We are dedicated to giving every one of our clients a white glove experience, whether your purchase a full-service package or need an experienced bartender.

Bar Rentals in Kennesaw, GA

The idea of thlmb-rowing a big party or get-together for your friends or co-workers is an exciting prospect. When it comes down to the logistics of your bar service, however, planning can become a nightmare. Thankfully, there's an easier, more efficient way to arrange for a stunning bar setup - bar rentals from Raising the Bar. When you hire RTB, you can rest easy knowing we have all the details covered.

We are proud to offer the most streamlined bar rental services in Kennesaw. Our doesn't just arrive at your location and start slinging drinks.

Setting up your bar rental is important, of course, but we also handle all the requirements your bar may need:

  • Set Up Bar Rental
  • Handle Purchase Orders
  • Arrange for Alcohol Delivery
  • Ensure Bar is Stocked
  • Maintain Excellent Quality Control
  • Provide Fully Trained, Fun Bartenders
  • Provide Cash Control and Inventory Management
  • Custom Cocktail Creation
  • Provide a Fun, Memorable Bar Rental Experience
  • Collect Glassware After Event Ends
  • Break Down Bar and Clean Up After Event Ends
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Of course, what kind of mobile bar service would we be if we didn't provide the most innovative, tasty beverages for partygoers to enjoy? RTB stands tall above all other portable bar rentals in Georgia with custom-made cocktails to fit any themed event and even customized menus for your guests. Example events that are perfect for RTB bar rentals include sales meetings, real estate open houses, holiday staff parties, software release parties, team building mixology meetings, birthday parties, barbecues, and more.

At RTB, we earned our stripes by showing off what we can do in front of thousands of people. With our extensive experience, innovative cocktails, and top-notch bartenders, you can't go wrong with Raising the Bar.

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Benefits of Bar Rentals in Kennesaw

We get feedback from our amazing clients every day, telling us how we helped make their event bigger and better than they thought possible. We're in the business of making your party or gathering unforgettable, but we also provide convenience and peace of mind for busy people planning events.

Here are just a few more reasons why our customers love our bar rentals in Kennesaw:

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Our mobile bars can be personalized to match nearly any theme and any type of event. Need to have your company's logo on display? We can make that happen. Have a fun custom cocktail idea for your wedding day? Give us a shout - we'd love to hear what you're thinking. Unlike some of our competition, we encourage our customers to get creative with us. There are many options to make your bar rental stand out, from LED lighting coupled with a sleek, modern bar to luxurious displays with custom cocktail menus.

Less Stress

Less Stress

Planning a party can be a blast, that's for sure. But trying to handle event setup and logistics? Not so much. Setting up tables, chairs, and other items is time-consuming and frustrating. RTB eliminates this stress by arriving at your event location with everything ready to go - from your mobile bar setup to drink service and more. You've got more important things to worry about than whether the lemons are fully stocked at the bar. Let us take care of the "nitty-gritty" while you focus on enjoying your event.

Save Money

Save Money

Because RTB supplies you with everything you need for your bar rental service, most customers end up saving money in the long run when they work with us. Common costs that we can help alleviate for you include purchasing barstools, glasses, garnishes, mixers, sodas, and more. Additionally, our team sets everything up, breaks everything down, and cleans up after the party. This service also saves our customers money, who would otherwise need to make arrangements for storage as well as a clean-up crew at the end of the night.

Bartender Staffing in Kennesaw, GA

At Raising the Bar, we understand how important it is to have a qualified, trustworthy team of bartenders at your event. From drink service to limiting alcohol consumption, you need to be able to rely on your bartender from the moment your event starts until it ends. We are proud to have skilled, fully insured bartenders who are ready and waiting to make an impression at your next big event. Unlike dull, run-of-the-mill bartenders, our team won't suck the life out of your party - we'll keep your guests entertained and their glasses full so that the good times keep rolling.

 Bar Rentals & Bartender Staffing Kennesaw, GA

Curious what kind of events our bartenders can help cover?

Here are just a few of our specialties:
 Portable Bar Rental Kennesaw, GA
Bartenders for Weddings in Kennesaw

We will work with you to supply a professional bartender at your wedding, so you can say "I Do" without worrying about your drink service.

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Bartenders for Corporate Functions in Kennesaw

RTB can provide bartenders for your upcoming company dinner, award ceremony, team building exercise, and more. Our bartenders will be dressed for the occasion and will provide service that is tailored to your occasion.

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Bartenders for Social Gatherings in Kennesaw

Our enthusiastic, high-energy bartenders make a great addition to any party or social gathering, big or small.

 Mobile Bar Service Kennesaw, GA
Bartenders for Private Events in Kennesaw

Thlmb-rowing a private birthday bash? Perhaps you're thinking about a small celebration for your anniversary. Whatever the occasion, RTB will supply a hardworking, professional bartender for your private event.

Depending on the type of event you have in mind, our bartenders are also trained for more "out of the box" events as part of our signature service packages. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Mixology Classes
  • Mixology Demonstrations
  • Beer and Wine Sommelier
  • Bourbon Master
  • Craft Cocktails
  • Build Your Own Mule Bar
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Concessions Services in Kennesaw, GA

In addition to bar rentals in Kennesaw, GA, Raising the Bar also offers a suite of concessions services for events in Georgia. RTB concessions were born out of the desire to provide a next-generation beverage experience. This service is tailored to brand sponsors who wish to provide consumers with an elevated cocktail experience in a large setting. Special events and festivals in Georgia are only glmb-rowing in popularity. Today, consumers attending these events expect a wider variety of drink choices. They crave a personalized experience, and Raising the Bar is the perfect partner to choose when executing such an event

For brand sponsors, having a partner that provides a memorable consumer experience is crucial for maximizing ROI. Our ability to work with all trade partners (venue owners, brand owners, and distributors) makes their sponsorship money work harder. With more than a decade of experience, a highly trained staff of bartenders, and customizable bar services, we stand tall as Kennesaw's most trusted boutique concessions provider. Having worked with many large-scale festivals, sporting events, and corporate events, we are confident that our beverage program gives consumers an unrivaled experience. Equally important, we give brand sponsors a key source of income.

 Bartenders For Events Kennesaw, GA

We're Ready to Serve Up a Great Time

Ready to learn more about how Raising the Bar can transform your boring party into a fun, exciting party?

Our team of experts is ready to help you get started. Contact our office in Kennesaw today at 404-826-5945. Before you know it, you'll be sipping a craft cocktail next to a branded bar rental while your guests rave about your amazing event.

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Owls Welcome Catamounts for Final Home Midweek Game of Season

KENNESAW, Ga. – Kennesaw State baseball hosts Western Carolina in the Owls' final home midweek contest of the season. The Owls and Catamounts are tied at nine wins apiece in the all-time series, with tomorrow's game set for a 5:00 p.m. first pitch.The Rundown Matchup: Western Carolina Catamounts (24-23) at Kennesaw State Owls (27-21) Date: May 11 Site: Stillwell Stadium; Kennesaw, Ga. TV: ...

KENNESAW, Ga. Kennesaw State baseball hosts Western Carolina in the Owls' final home midweek contest of the season. The Owls and Catamounts are tied at nine wins apiece in the all-time series, with tomorrow's game set for a 5:00 p.m. first pitch.

The Rundown Matchup: Western Carolina Catamounts (24-23) at Kennesaw State Owls (27-21) Date: May 11 Site: Stillwell Stadium; Kennesaw, Ga. TV: YouTube Game Notes: KSU Tickets: Purchase Parking: Town Point Economy Lot - Parking Map 2022 Schedule: Click Here

Probable Starters

GAME ONE – Wednesday First Pitch: 5:00 p.m. KSU: Makenzie Stills (1-1, 9.55 ERA) WCU: Lucas Hartman (1-1, 13.25 ERA) Live Stats | Watch

GRAD TICKET DEAL In celebration of graduation, families of all 2022 spring graduates will receive free admission to tomorrow's game. Families must show a graduation ticket from a spring '22 ceremony at the ticket booth to validate this ticket deal.

PARKING UPDATE Due to KSU's graduation week, all fans attending the baseball game are encouraged to park in the Town Point Economy Lot. The East Deck will not be available for the sporting event. Click here to view a parking map.

HOW SWEEP IT IS After sweeping Stetson, Kennesaw State has collected three ASUN Conference sweeps on the season. KSU opened conference play by sweeping Jacksonville and North Florida in weeks one and two. The Stetson sweep allowed the Owls to be the first team in the ASUN to reach the 10-win mark.

CYCLING INTO THE RECORD BOOKS ... TWICE Against No. 12 Georgia Tech on Mar. 23, Josh Hatcher became the first Owl in the program's Division I history to hit for the cycle. Hatcher finished the game 4-for-6 with two RBI. Two games later, Hatcher hit for the cycle again in a 4-for-6 performance versus UNF.

THE QUADRUPLE DOUBLE On Mar. 18 versus Jacksonville, KSU centerfielder Josh Hatcher became the first player in Owl history to record four doubles in one game. The leadoff hitter finished the game 5-for-5 and compiled eight hits on the series.

2 GETS #200 In a 4-for-6 performance against No. 12 Georgia Tech, senior Tyler Simon became the 10th player in KSU history to reach the 200-hit milestone. The shortstop achieved the feat in his 191st game wearing the Black and Gold.

HATCHER HITS 200 Against No. 16 UGA (May 3), Josh Hatcher lined a single to right field in his third at-bat to record his 200th career hit. The Mississippi State transfer has tallied a team-high 78 hits this year and compiled 126 during his first four years in the SEC.

POWER SURGE In the series opener against Jacksonville (April 22), Cash Young became the second player in KSU history to hit three home runs in a single game. The third baseman went on a tear and compiled 10 home runs in a 13-game stretch. Young leads the team with 13 total and is only two shy of tying the Kennesaw State single-season home run record.

DIAMOND DEBUTS The Ryan Coe era begins with many new faces on the diamond in 2022. KSU has 23 players that are in their first year with the baseball program. This accounts for 58% of the team's roster.

IT'S MONEY TIME Donovan Cash has exploded onto the scene in his first year as a starter. The first baseman leads the team in multi-hit performances (22) and is second in batting average (.352). He saw his season-high 10-game hit streak come to an end in the series finale at Stetson (Apr. 10).

#HE'S-A-FRESHMAN In the fourth game of the season, Hudson Mimbs made the first start of his collegiate career and never looked back. The second baseman collected the first home run of his career at Troy and has compiled 44 starts. In the series finale with Jacksonville (Apr. 24), Mimbs went 2-for-4 with two RBI and registered his first career triple.

ON DECK KSU welcomes Stetson to Stillwell Stadium for its final home series of the 2022 season. The three-game set is scheduled to begin on Friday, May 13 with a 5:00 p.m. first pitch. Tickets are available for purchase by clicking here.

To keep up with the latest on the Kennesaw State baseball team, follow the team on Twitter @KSUOwlNation and @KSUOwlsBaseball or by liking Kennesaw State University on Facebook and Instagram.

Farrow's Huge Day Leads Baseball to Mother's Day Win over Kennesaw State

KENNESAW, Ga. - Sophomore Ian Farrow (Merritt Island, Fla./Merritt Island HS) carried the FGCU baseball team to a Mother's Day victory on Sunday, hitting two home runs and driving in seven in a 10-9 win over Kennesaw State. The Eagles improve to 29-18 and 14-10 in the ASUN while the Owls fall to 27-21 and 15-9 in league play."Ian was great today," said head coach ...

KENNESAW, Ga. - Sophomore Ian Farrow (Merritt Island, Fla./Merritt Island HS) carried the FGCU baseball team to a Mother's Day victory on Sunday, hitting two home runs and driving in seven in a 10-9 win over Kennesaw State. The Eagles improve to 29-18 and 14-10 in the ASUN while the Owls fall to 27-21 and 15-9 in league play.

"Ian was great today," said head coach Dave Tollett. "He has been a little streaky this year, but hopefully this weekend is the start of new hot streak for him. We gave up nine runs, so obviously our pitching wasn't great, but we get two big performances from [Tyler] Tipton for a couple of innings and then Josh [Seils] for two huge outs to end the game. Big weekend upcoming with Liberty coming to town."

In addition to Farrow, the Eagles also had multi-hit performances from redshirt-junior Brian Ellis (Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty HS), sophomore Kyle Machado (Punta Gorda, Fla./Charlotte HS), graduate student Logan Sartori (Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln Southwest HS/Texas A&M/Hutchinson CC). For Ellis, he has now reached base in 58 straight games, just seven shy of Zach Maxfield's FGCU record of 65, which he set in 2010-11.

After senior Joey Mugavero (Estero, Fla./Estero HS/Florida Southwestern State) started the game with two scoreless innings, the Eagles took the lead in the third on a single from Ellis and a three-run home run off the bat of Farrow.

Kennesaw got two runs back in the bottom of the inning, but freshman Harrison Povey (Indian Rocks Beach, Fla./Largo HS) answered with his 13th home run of the season in the fourth to push the Eagle lead back up to 5-2.

Junior Alejandro Rodriguez (Cidra, Puerto Rico/Montverde Academy/Eastern Florida State) hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth, but the Owls made it a brand new ball game in the home half as they scored four runs to tie up the game.

As the Eagles did yesterday when KSU tied the game, they responded right away as Farrow delivered an RBI single in the sixth.

Junior Tyler Tipton (Tampa, Fla./Gaither HS/South Florida State), who came in to get out of the fifth inning, kept the Owl bats quiet for the next two innings before Farrow provided much-needed insurance with his second three-run home run of the day in the eighth to push the Eagle lead to 10-6.

KSU did not go down easily, however, as the Owls scored one in the eighth. In the ninth, they tacked on another run and had the bases loaded with just one out when graduate student Josh Seils (Brookeville, Md./Sherwood HS/Towson) came in out of the bullpen. After nearly getting a double play against his first batter, he regrouped and induced a flyout to deep right field to secure the one-run victory.

The Eagles picked up a game on the Owls in the ASUN standings with the series win and have won four of six games against KSU this season. The Green and Blue still sit two games behind Liberty for the top spot, but they have a big opportunity next weekend when the Flames make the trip to Swanson Stadium for a three-game series.

Before facing Liberty next weekend, the Eagles will host Florida Atlantic on Tuesday evening. First pitch against the Owls is set for 6:30 p.m.

For complete coverage of FGCU baseball, follow the Eagles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FGCU_Baseball and online at www.FGCUAthletics.com. You can also sign up to have news on FGCU baseball or other programs delivered directly to your inbox by visiting www.fgcuathletics.com/email.

COACH TOLLETT FGCU coach Dave Tollett currently owns a 665-403-3 overall record (.623) and a 223-125 (.641) 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.

E.A.G.L.E. CAMPAIGN IT TAKES A TEAM to achieve our newest goal - a $10 million campaign to address student-athlete needs in continued academic success, life skills, mental health, nutrition, and strength and conditioning as well as departmental needs in facility expansion and improvement as well as mentoring and leadership training for coaches and staff. The name embodies our mission and the purpose of the E.A.G.L.E. Campaign - Eagle Athletics Generating Lifetime Excellence. Join Our Team and pledge your gift today to help the Eagles of tomorrow!

#FEEDFGCU FGCU Athletics sponsors events in November and April to benefit the FGCU Campus Food Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Food Bank (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics' charities of choice. For more information, including how to make a contribution, please visit www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and utilize the hashtag #FeedFGCU to help raise awareness.

ABOUT FGCU FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 92 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 14+ seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just 10 seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a combined 45 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.

Baseball Bounces Back to Split Doubleheader with Kennesaw State

KENNESAW, Ga. – After dropping game one of the day to Kennesaw State, 8-4, on Saturday, the FGCU baseball team rebounded nicely in game two with a 14-3 victory to salvage a split in the doubleheader. The Eagles now sit with a record of 28-18 and 13-10 mark in ASUN play while the Owls go 27-20 and 15-8 in conference action."I'm happy with the way we responded this afternoon," said head coach Dave Tollett. "...

KENNESAW, Ga. – After dropping game one of the day to Kennesaw State, 8-4, on Saturday, the FGCU baseball team rebounded nicely in game two with a 14-3 victory to salvage a split in the doubleheader. The Eagles now sit with a record of 28-18 and 13-10 mark in ASUN play while the Owls go 27-20 and 15-8 in conference action.

"I'm happy with the way we responded this afternoon," said head coach Dave Tollett. "We got contributions up-and-down the lineup with a four-hit performance from Ellis in the leadoff spot and Bobby [Head] getting his first home run in the nine-hole. Carter also provided a great performance today out of the pen to let us pull away late for a comfortable victory. We'll look to carry this momentum into tomorrow."

In the victory in game two, the Eagles got two solo home runs from graduate student Bobby Head (Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange HS/Austin Peay) and junior Joe Kinker (North Port, Fla./Venice HS) early before pulling away with 11 runs in the final three innings.

Senior Gus Carter (Melbourne, Fla./Eau Gallie HS/Florida Southwestern State) earned the win by throwing 3.1 shutout innings in relief while striking out five and allowing just one hit.

Sophomore Ian Farrow (Merritt Island, Fla./Merritt Island HS) gave the Eagles the early lead with a single in the third before Head and Kinker extended the lead to 3-0 with solo home runs in the fourth and fifth, respectively.

Senior Tyler Shuck (Cape Coral, Fla./Canterbury HS) got the start for the Eagles on the mound and began the game with four scoreless innings, but the Owls got on the board in the fifth and tied up the game with two runs in the sixth.

The Eagles did not waste any time in re-taking the lead as they put up five runs in the seventh inning. With no outs and the bases loaded, junior Alejandro Figueredo (Sucre, Venezuela/West Oaks HS/Seminole State) brought home two with a single before Kinker nearly hit his second home run, settling for an RBI double off the wall. A wild pitch brought in the fourth run of the inning before Kinker scored on a groundout to the pitcher, breaking for home as the pitcher threw it to first, stealing the fifth run to cap off the inning.

In the eighth, after redshirt-junior Brian Ellis (Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty HS) singled home a run, Farrow got the Eagles to double-digits with a sacrifice fly.

Ellis added two more RBI on his fourth hit of the day in the ninth before sophomore Kyle Machado (Punta Gorda, Fla./Charlotte HS) joined the party with a two-run single of his own. With his performance today, Ellis has now reached base in all 46 games this season and 57 straight going back to 2021.

In game one on Saturday, the Eagles took an early 1-0 lead after one inning before the Owls answered with four in the second. Farrow hit a three-run home run in the fourth to tie the game back up, but Kennesaw retook the lead with two runs in the fifth before adding two insurance runs in the seventh to claim the victory.

The Eagles will look for the series victory tomorrow with first pitch from Stillwell Baseball Stadium set for 1 p.m.

For complete coverage of FGCU baseball, follow the Eagles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FGCU_Baseball and online at www.FGCUAthletics.com. You can also sign up to have news on FGCU baseball or other programs delivered directly to your inbox by visiting www.fgcuathletics.com/email.

COACH TOLLETT FGCU coach Dave Tollett currently owns a 664-403-3 overall record (.623) and a 222-125 (.641) 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.

E.A.G.L.E. CAMPAIGN IT TAKES A TEAM to achieve our newest goal - a $10 million campaign to address student-athlete needs in continued academic success, life skills, mental health, nutrition, and strength and conditioning as well as departmental needs in facility expansion and improvement as well as mentoring and leadership training for coaches and staff. The name embodies our mission and the purpose of the E.A.G.L.E. Campaign - Eagle Athletics Generating Lifetime Excellence. Join Our Team and pledge your gift today to help the Eagles of tomorrow!

#FEEDFGCU FGCU Athletics sponsors events in November and April to benefit the FGCU Campus Food Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Food Bank (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics' charities of choice. For more information, including how to make a contribution, please visit www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and utilize the hashtag #FeedFGCU to help raise awareness.

ABOUT FGCU FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 92 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 14+ seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just 10 seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a combined 45 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.

No. 16 Georgia rallies to hold off Kennesaw State

ATHENS, Ga. - The 16th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Kennesaw State Owls 10-7 Tuesday to sweep the season series in front of 2,909 spectators at Foley Field."When you have a big series like we do coming up, you want momentum," said Georgia's Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin. "Anytime you lose, it takes the wind out of you, especially against an in state rival - a very good team in Kennesaw State. It was important to get the win tonight, to try and keep some momentum going into this...

ATHENS, Ga. - The 16th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Kennesaw State Owls 10-7 Tuesday to sweep the season series in front of 2,909 spectators at Foley Field.

"When you have a big series like we do coming up, you want momentum," said Georgia's Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin. "Anytime you lose, it takes the wind out of you, especially against an in state rival - a very good team in Kennesaw State. It was important to get the win tonight, to try and keep some momentum going into this weekend."

Georgia's (31-14) 10 runs came on 11 hits, led by a 3-for-5, RBI performance by Parks Harber, a 2-for-4, two-RBI night by Cole Wagner, and a 2-for-3, solo home run performance by Corey Collins, while four Bulldogs notched one hit apiece. Garrett Blaylock lead the team with a career-high four RBI performance to help spark Georgia's comeback after it fell behind 7-2 in the third inning.

On the mound, sophomore Max DeJong (1-0) earned his first career win with two scoreless innings of work. Nine bulldogs saw action on the mound, with seven pitching scoreless innings and four allowing zero hits. Jack Gowen earned his 10th save by taking care of the ninth. Kennesaw State (26-19) pitcher, Smith Pinson (4-3) was tabbed with the loss. He went 0.2 innings giving up three runs on four hits.

The Bulldogs struck first with two runs in the opening frame, scoring both runs on a Connor Tate single to left field. The Owls responded in the top of the second plating three runs and adding another four in the third to take a 7-2 lead In the bottom of the third, Georgia cut into the KSU lead, plating one after a Cole Wagner single to left. In the fifth, the Bulldogs added a trio of runs to cut the Owls lead to one. With the bases loaded, Blaylock roped a double down the right field line, clearing the bases to make it a 7-6 ball game.

Georgia loaded the bases again in the sixth, this time a Harber single through the left side scored one run to tie the game up a seven runs apiece. With the bases loaded, a Wagner sacrifice fly gave the Bulldogs their second lead of the game, 8-7. A bases loaded hit by pitch gifted UGA another run to make it 9-7 heading into the seventh. The Bulldogs added another insurance run in the eighth on a Corey Collins solo home run to right field top gain a 10-7 lead.For Collins, it was his team-leading 10th blast.

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Georgia will return to SEC play at home, with a three-game series against the Vanderbilt Commodores starting Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Friday (SECN+ and the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network).

Kennesaw State alumna to appear on 'Jeopardy!'

Search NewsThe 2018 history education graduate, now a middle school social studies teacher at The Galloway School in Atlanta, beat out about 80,000 applicants over the course of her yearlong audition period to make it to the show. She called the experience a dream come true.“I had the best time. It felt kind of like the first day of school or something. The green room where we got ready was the 'Wheel of Fortune' stage, and then walking onto the 'Jeopardy!' stage was like, ‘This is not real,’” she said...

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The 2018 history education graduate, now a middle school social studies teacher at The Galloway School in Atlanta, beat out about 80,000 applicants over the course of her yearlong audition period to make it to the show. She called the experience a dream come true.

“I had the best time. It felt kind of like the first day of school or something. The green room where we got ready was the 'Wheel of Fortune' stage, and then walking onto the 'Jeopardy!' stage was like, ‘This is not real,’” she said. “I did fine, as far as my nerves, until I went up to play, and then I don’t remember anything.”

Pence said she was bitten by the trivia bug when she won a Disney trivia contest on a cruise ship at age 6. Carrying the love of academic competition through her life, Pence joined the academic bowl team at her high school, where her coach was a "Jeopardy!" alum.

“I think that kind of reassured me that it was possible for the average person to do it,” she said. “I don’t think there was a date where I thought, ‘Jeopardy!’ is the dream. It just sort of always has been.”

This is the second time Pence has made it through to the popular game show. The first time was when she was a student in KSU Journey Honors College. She advanced past the initial auditions but was unable to move to the next round due to a previously scheduled research trip with the College.

As for her experience this time, Pence said she enjoyed socializing with the other players around the studios in Culver City, California. She said her relationship with the other competitors made it feel like playing against friends.

And like others who have been on the show, Pence said it was challenging to keep the fact that she would appear from most of the people around her.

“I’m a big talker, so it was really hard to keep it a secret,” she said.

Pence said she and the other staff at The Galloway School will watch her episode together Tuesday night, and her students will be able to see it Wednesday.

Catherine Kaukinen, dean of the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, said she is proud to now have two Radow graduates appear recently on the "Jeopardy!" stage.

“Two of our recent graduates have now placed KSU on a national stage with their "Jeopardy!" appearances and showed what Owls can do,” Kaukinen said. “We are very proud of Leah’s endeavors on that stage and off of it, as an educator.”

In February, KSU graduate Raymond Goslow advanced to the finals of the 2022 "Jeopardy! National College Championship" and competed for the grand prize of $250,000. In the end, Goslow took second place and a $100,000 prize.

Pence will make her appearance April 12 at 7:30 p.m. on Atlanta's NBC affiliate, WXIA.

– By Thomas HartwellPhotos submitted

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