SERIES THREAD: Boston College @ FAU - Mar 4-5, 2014
What: Boston College (6-4) at Florida Atlantic (8-3)
When: Tue, Mar 4th at 6:30 PM
Wed, Mar 5th at 6:30 PM
Where: FAU Baseball Stadium
Audio: Tues Here
The Owls lead 9-3, and won the last meeting 13-4 in Boca Raton on March 7, 2012.
Projected Starting Pitchers
Tue: BC - RHP Mike King (0-0, 3.38 ERA)
FAU - LHP Brandon Rhodes (1-0, 1.86 ERA)
Wed: BC - RHP Eric Stone (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
FAU - LHP Sean Labsan (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
FAU continued its pitching prowess in its third week of action, with 13 pitchers combining for a 1.25 ERA. They struck out 35 opponents in four games and allowed just six walks while holding batters to a .192 average on the week.
Offensively, the Owls outscored North Florida and St. John's by a combined 21-10. FAU hit .286 and had an on-base percentage of .347. The Owls hit three home runs, and had a total of 12 extra-base hits in four games.
Sophomore Billy Endris (photo above) led the Owls with three RBI on the week, including a solo home run on Friday. He was 6-for-11 on the week for a .545 batting average and boasted an on-base percentage of .583. Endris also racked up nine total bases and drew a walk while scoring two runs.
Freshman RHP Mike King will be throwing on Tuesday for Boston College, and and junior RHP Eric Stone is a probable start for Wednesday. OF/1B Chris Shaw recorded a single in the first vs. Western Michigan on Sunday and has now tallied at least one hit in all 10 games of the 2014 season, extending his career-long hit streak.
Utilty man Logan Hoggarth was 2-for-2 on Sunday against Western Michigan, scoring a run, walking twice and driving in a run. Playing just down the road from his hometown of North Port, FL he hit .583 on the weekend with seven hits and four RBIs, including driving in the winning run against Villanova on Saturday.
Boston College will travel over 13,000 miles before playing its first home game at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The Eagles' first 19 games - including the exhibition game against the Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla. - were all on the road. The Eagles have tallied six wins in 10 games so far this season, half the total wins they tallied all of 2013.