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Owls Pound Out Ninth Inning Victory Over Scarlet Knights


Owls Pound Out Ninth Inning Victory Over Scarlet Knights

Colby Gratton and Troy Bubley each had four hits, driving in five runs, as Florida Atlantic University outscored Rutgers University 12-11 Tuesday night in a game that saw the lead exchange hands eight times.

Rutgers surrendered three runs in the ninth, all coming off closer Ryan Beard who surrendered the decisive run on a game-ending wild pitch.

Trailing 11-9 in the bottom the ninth, FAU loaded the bases with no outs.  Gratton then singled to make it a one-run game while Bubley followed by hitting a ball through the right-side of the infield tying it at 11.

With the bases still loaded and nobody out, the Knight’s decided to remain with Beard (0-1) who threw a ball past catcher Jayson Hernandez, allowing Sean Bukovich to score and the Owls an exciting ninth-inning comeback.

The Owls have won five-straight and are hitting .336 as a team.

FAU totaled a season-high 18 hits.  It was the first career four-hit game for Gratton who also homered.

The two-game series between Rutgers and FAU concludes Wednesday night at 6:30PM EST.

Source:  FAU Media Relations

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