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Game Thread: FAU vs UF

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Game Thread: FAU vs UF

The Match-up - Florida Atlantic: ( 31-18, SBC 19-8 ) - #4 Florida ( 33-12, SEC 17-7 )


Wednesday's Match-up: May 12th - 6:30 p.m.

FAU: Projected starter - RHP Mike Gipson
UF: Projected starter - LHP Steven Rodriguez (0-0, 2.04)

The Series:The last time the Owls faced the Gator was back on Match 4, 2009, an eighth-inning sacrifice fly by Florida Atlantic’s Nick Criaris snapped a 6-6 tie, lifting the Owls to a 7-6 victory.  FAU used a six-run sixth to erase a 4-0 deficit to secure a come from behind victory.


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Inside the Gators Dugout

  • [li]Freshman Steven Rodriguez will be making his starting debut from the toe rubber.  The lefty  has made 12 appearances out of the bullpen, pitch 17.1 inning and has 15 strikeouts, permitted four walks, surrendered 18 hits while allowing four runs.[/li]
    [li]The Gators are 10-4 against in-state rivals this season, four wins against USF, two against Miami and one apiece versus Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State, Jacksonville and UCF. The loses…three to the Seminoles and once to the Hurricanes. [/li]
    [li]Florida hold an impressive home record on 23-3 this season under the tutelage of Kevin O’Sullivan who holds a 80-19 (.808) record at home. Today's game will mark O’Sullivan’s 100th game at home.[/li]
    [li]Florida’s bullpen is 11-2 with 13 saves and a 4.71 ERA in 177.2 innings, its starters are 22-10 with a 3.76 ERA in 220.1 innings.[/li]
    [li]The Gators are 24-4 (.857) when scoring first and 9-8 (.529) when their opponents do. UF is 26-3 (.897) when having more hits than its foe and 6-9 (.400) when out-hit.[/li]

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Inside the Owls Dugout
  • [li]Despite the lost yesterday, Lou Morey (2.77 ERA) had a solid game in relief where he pitched four scoreless innings.  Allowing three hits with no walk and four strikeouts.[/li]
    [li]Dan Scheffler lead the Owls in batting with a .406 average, 14 home runs, 19 doubles and 53 run scored.[/li]
    [li]Andy Mee (.404, 44 RBI) leads the team with 84 hits and tied with Colby Gratton (.270) with 3 triples.  Has 15 doubles, third on the team with 7 home runs and has scored 46 times. [/li]
    [li]As a team the Owls have a team batting average of .310 while  the Owl's pitching staff have an ERA of 4.68 with 345 strike outs and holding opponents to a .277 batting average.[/li]
    [li]The Owls hold a 12-10 out of conference record and are 3-4 when they played these games as road warriors.[/li]

Quote of the day:

"The one thing about this team (FAU) is it's always been resilient; they always look to the next day. We're a very good bounce-back team."

"But that's a tall order. We've got to go up there and be good. They're (Florida) a good team, and playing especially well at home."

- John McCormack on Tuesday's loss to FGCU, and Wednesday's meeting against the Gators.




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Thanks in advance to fauowl who will be providing game time coverage for tonight's game.

And thanks goes out to Jab979 for doing a great job covering yesterday's lost to FGCU.
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For those interested, the game can be seen on the internet at GatorVision.

$9.95.  Order the game and don't forget to cancel after so you don't keep getting billed monthly.

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Per FAU, Gipson will get the nod tonight…

Nice.
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NICE!
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Owls get off to a great start.  We are still in the top of the 1st.

Mee hits a 3-run HR.  Owls up 3-0, no outs.
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End of first.

3-0 Owls on 3H 3R 1 Gator error.
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;D keep it up owls!!!
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sorry, its just the end of top hal;f of first.
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Gators get 1 run in the first.  They had bases loaded with no outs and Gipson worked out of it pretty well after a struggle at first.  It could have been a lot worse.

After 1 complete its FAU 3 Gators 1
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