2018 C-USA Baseball Tournament Thread
UPDATED SCHEDULE: 2018 FAU Baseball Schedule - FAU Owl's Nest
Wednesday, May 23 (available on ESPN3)
Game 1 (6) FIU 4 (3) Florida Atlantic 7
Thursday, May 24 (available on ESPN3)
Game 2 (7) Rice 6 (2) Louisiana Tech 2
Game 3 (8) UAB 0 (1) Southern Miss 2
Game 4 (5) UTSA 11 (4) Charlotte 1
Game 5 FIU 5 LA Tech 7
Game 6 UAB 0 Charlotte 2
Friday, May 25 (available on ESPN3)
Game 7 Florida Atlantic 4 Rice 5
Game 8 Southern Miss 5 UTSA 3
Game 9 LA Tech 6 Florida Atlantic 8
Saturday, May 26 (available on ESPN3)
Game 10 Charlotte 10 UTSA 4
Game 11 Florida Atlantic 7 Rice 4
Game 12 Southern Miss 4 Charlotte 7
Game 13 Rice 8 Florida Atlantic 9 (10)
Sunday, May 27 (televised by CBS Sports Network)
Game 14 Charlotte 0 Southern Miss 6
Championship Florida Atlantic 3 Southern Miss 12
What: (6) FIU vs. (3) Florida Atlantic
When: Wed, May 23rd at 10:00 AM (weather pending)
Where: Biloxi, MS | MGM Park
FAU (36-15-1, 19-8-1 C-USA) finished percentage points behind Louisiana Tech when their season finale versus WKU last Saturday was rained out, after winning the first two over the Hilltoppers. Similarly, earlier this year against FIU (26-26, 15-13 C-USA), the Owls and Panthers were only able to play twice before a Sunday rainout, with the two teams splitting the Friday and Saturday games.
The Panthers, ironically also, played just two games in their final series, splitting with Rice before a final game cancelation. They finished a half-game behind UTSA in the battle for the fifth seed, but comfortably ahead of No. 7 Rice. FIU has won five of their last six, while FAU has won their last four, and also five of six.
In this, the tournament's first matchup, FAU will throw senior lefthanded pitcher Jake Miednik (7-1, 3.06 ERA). He did not appear in the series this year against FIU. The Panther counter with righthander Andres Nunez (6-2, 3.53 ERA). He started the opener in Miami, leaving when the game was tied 3-3, a game FAU would go on to win 11-4. In 5 1/3 innings, he gave up six hits, three runs (two earned), with a walk and four strikeouts.
Updated schedule: 2018 C-USA Baseball Tournament Thread - FAU Owl's Nest
2018 C-USA Baseball Tournament Thread - FAU Owl's Nest
We don't play until Friday at 10 a.m. now vs. winner of game 2. Rice (7 seed) leads La. Tech (2 seed) 6-1 after 6 innings! Game resumes at 1:30. Go RICE!
In addition, game 3 - UAB (8 seed) vs. S. Miss. (1 seed) now today at 2:30. REALK pressure on now to win THAT game as loser plays again tonight at 9:30 in an elimination game! GO UAB!
GREAT news for our pitching staff as will get full day of extra rest, just as if we were the one seed!