GAME THREAD: #18 FAU vs #1 Florida - March 22, 2016
Who: No. 18 Florida Atlantic (15-3) at No. 1 Florida (21-1)
When: Tuesday 3/22 @ 7:00 PM
FAU: RHP David McKay (2-1, 5.40 ERA, 15 IP, 12 H, 23 K, 6 BB)
UF: RHP Jackson Kowar (2-0, 3.38 ERA, 16 IP, 12 H, 20 K, 4 BB)
Junior Stephen Kerr (photo above) was named the Conference USA Hitter of the Week after going .538 at Middle Tennessee with four runs, three RBI and an on-base percentage of .625. Kerr reached base to lead off each game.
Florida extended its winning streak to 15 games by taking the first of three meetings in the Sunshine Showdown with No. 11 Florida State (6-0) and sweeping Missouri to open SEC action.
The Gators are 16-0 at home and have a 23-game winning streak at stake, which is just one shy of the record of 24 set during the 2010-11 campaign.
FAU knocked off UF in their last regular-season meeting in Gainesville, stealing home in the top of the 11th for the win on April 1, 2014.
His Final line: 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 3K, 1BB, 3K.
FAU puts two on with two outs for Labsan in the 6th, but he can't convert that activity to runs.
They are outhitting the home team 5-4 as they stretch in Gainesville, with no change in the score.
Owls 1 Gators 2
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Lost by the same score, 2-1, last year at the Gainesville Regional, actually.
Very polar. Either we're within 1-2 runs of them (2-1, 5-4, etc) or they completely destroy us, like in the 2010 Gainesville Regional when we lost 15-0. They also beat us like16-1 once I think.
Hopefully we don't play in the Gainesville Regional again this year.
Local Owl saidUnfortunately, UF has the best arms in the nation.Posted On: Mar 22nd 2016, 9:46 PM
And they took NO chances, every single time we had a hint of offense - change.
Nice to be able to do that…
On a side note:
This Team has already surprised me…honestly thought it may be a "down" year when we had the injury big hit.
But wow, so far so good!