2016 SERIES THREAD: Miami vs FAU - 3/30, 4/20, 5/5
Who: No. 2 Miami (20-4) at No. 17 FAU (18-4)
When: Wednesday, 3/30 @ 6:30 PM
FAU: RHP David McKay (2-2, 4.50 ERA, 20 IP, 15 H, 26 K, 7 BB)
UM: RHP Jesse Lepore (3-0, 2.93 ERA, 27.2 IP, 28 H, 21 K, 12 BB)
FAU swept UAB over the weekend to move back into first place in the Conference USA Standings, while Miami is coming off a three game weekend sweep over then #17 ranked Clemson.
The Hurricanes carry a 57-13 all-time lead in the head-to-head series against the Owls, including a 8-3 lead in games played in Boca Raton.
The Owls won last year’s matchup at FAU Baseball Stadium 5-3. Brandon Rhodes was instrumental in that victory, tossing six scoreless innings before being relieved. However, as the Friday night starter against Old Dominion, he will not be available.
David McKay will get the call for Florida Atlantic, and had a solid outing against then #1 Florida last week, allowing just three hits during his five innings of action.
Wednesday's contest is one of three between the two teams in 2016, with the final two both being played in Coral Gables.
Rick saidFree grub will be provided by SGPosted On: Mar 30th 2016, 2:04 PM
Well I have a feeling they are going to have lots of left over food unfortunately.
Or, as I like to call it, "McKay No Hits the Canes!"
Who: No. 17 Florida Atlantic (26-8) at No. 1 Miami (29-5)
When: Wednesday, 4/20 @ 6:00 PM
FAU: RHP David McKay (2-2, 3.00 ERA, 33.0 IP, 22 H, 36 K, 9 BB)
UM: RHP Jesse Lepore (5-0, 2.21 ERA, 40.2 IP, 32 H, 34 K, 17 BB)
This will mark FAU's second road game of the year at a No. 1 team. The Owls fell at then-No. 1 Florida 2-1 on March 22.
The Owls rank sixth in the nation in shutouts, eighth in ERA, and 15th in Win/Loss percentage. FAU is 10th in each WHIP and walks allowed, 21st in double plays and 22nd in fielding percentage.