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Series Thread: FAU vs UTSA - Apr 21st - 23rd, 2017

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Baseball Series Thread: FAU vs UTSA  - Apr 21st - 23rd, 2017

What:      FAU (24-11-1, 11-4 C-USA) at UTSA (18-17, 7-8 C-USA)

When:     Fri, Apr 21st at 7:00 PM
               Sat, Apr 22nd at 3:00 PM
               Sun, Apr 23rd at 12:00 PM

Where:    Roadrunner Field

Stream:   CUSA.tv *FEE

Stats:       Here


The Owls are 6-3 all-time against the Roadrunners and have won four straight.

Projected Starting Pitchers

Fri:        FAU - RHP Alex House  (5-1, 3.99)
             UTSA - RHP Chris Muller (2-0, 1.48)

Fri:        FAU - LHP Jake Miednik (4-3, 6.04)
             UTSA - LHP  Nolan Trabanino (5-3, 3.80)

Sun:      FAU - TBA
             UTSA - TBA

Game Notes


FAU won their fifth straight C-USA series, taking two-of-three from Marshall over the weekend before losing to Miami 8-2 Wednesday night.

Junior RHP Alex House pitched his second complete game of 2017 on Friday against the Herd, improving to 5-1. He scattered six hits, with just one earned run, one walk, and five strikeouts.

House will hold down his spot under the lights, but Coach McCormack is changing up the lineup again with Miednik moving to the Saturday slot leaving Sunday's starter to be announced.

Senior IF Austin Langham has had a very hot bat as of late for Florida Atlantic, producing four multi-hit games out of the Owls' last five with a .526 average on a 10-for-19 showing.

The Owls currently 4-1 in contests decided by a single run while the Roadrunners are 0-6.


UTSA is currently in a three-way tie for sixth place in league standings along side Middle Tennessee and Marshall.

The Roadrunners hosted neighbor Incarnate Word on Tuesday and rolled to a 16-0 victory. It was the second-most runs scored this season behind the team's 18-6 victory at Houston Baptist.

Prior, the team went 1-2 at FIU over the weekend. Junior 1B Ben Brookover extended his hitting streak to 13 games during the series, posting his eighth and ninth multiple hit games of the year. He had five hits and two RBI on the weekend.

Saturday’s 10-5 victory was highlighted by senior OF Jesse Baker hitting his second grand slam in the last two weeks. He has a team-high 10 home runs on the season.

Junior RHP Chris Muller earned his second victory of the season in the win, striking out eight batters in 4.0 innings pitched. He will get his first start of the year on Friday night.
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Tyler Frank leads off the opener with a long ball to put the Owls up early.

Unfortunately, the Roadrunners rock Alex House for four runs in both second and third innings, six of which are earned. Not helping, he walked four batters.

Top 4th

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The Owls load the bags with no outs but can only manage to scratch out a run in the top of the fourth on an Abraham RBI ground out double-play.

House settles in to strikeout a pair and it's off to the fifth.


Top 5th

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Pitching ?
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Despite ending their turn with another double play, Florida Atlantic continues their offensive response with three runs in the fifth off four hits and an error.

David Miranda has the big hit with a 2 RBI triple that plates Puerta and Frank.

Also carrying on, House tosses a 1-2-3 effort to keep the Roadrunners off the board.

Top 6th

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Eric Rivera sends his fifth homer of the year over the wall to bring the Owls within a two spot, but the Roadrunners answer with a round tripper of their own.

House is replaced by Drew Peden for the last out. His final line: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 4 K.

Top 7th

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The Owls go in order in the seventh, as do the Roadrunners with Peden setting down two via strikeout.

Still a three run affair.

Top 8th

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Another 1-2-3 showing for the Owls' in their 8th at bat.

Peden K's the first two Roadrunners then issues a walk before giving way to Eric Keating who entices a fly to right to end the side.

Florida Atlantic has three outs to make a comeback.

Top 9th

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Abraham fouls out to lead off the ninth and Rivera serves up his second extra base hit (2B) to give the Owls a base runner in scoring position with one away.

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Frank goes down on strikes for the second Owl out.
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