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SERIES THREAD: FAU vs. UTSA May 10th-12th, 2019

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Two hits?

TWO HITS.

Not sure what happened here…

Must win tomorrow!

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Good news is that Rice is beating SMiss after four…

Hang on "other Owls"!

 :Big-Grin:
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FAU baseball was held to a run on two hits as UTSA took the Saturday night matchup to even up the series by a 4-1 score.

“Well, you have to give credit to their starter (Slater Foust), he pitched fantastic", said Head Coach John McCormack. "Early in the game, we hit balls hard, we had some really good at-bats and the balls didn’t fall."

Eric Rivera was robbed of a leadoff home run on the very first pitch of the game.

"And then we got frustrated, and did exactly what they wanted us to do: we swung at a lot of pitches early, made a lot of early outs, and got him deeper into the game", McCormack said.

After having been no-hit for 4 1/3 innings, Francisco Urbaez turned on a 3-1 pitch in the fifth to start the scoring, but the FAU (33-17, 18-8 C-USA) lead was short-lived.

The bottom half of the inning began with a walk, followed by an RBI double two batters later to tie it. Then in the sixth, it started with a hit by pitch, and then two consecutive UTSA batters got on with sacrifice bunts that turned into errors. A two-run single gave the Roadrunners the lead to stay.

"On the other side, three of their four runs was a walk, hit by pitch or error to get them on base", said McCormack. "If you do that, you can’t win. Gotta be back at it tomorrow, certainly credit to UTSA today, but we’ve got to be better.”

The Roadrunners (24-26, 11-14 C-USA) added another run in the seventh, and Foust continued to deal to make it hold up. After the Urbaez home run, and a Wilfredo Alvarez single that same inning, Foust issued only a one-out walk in the seventh, retiring 13 of the final 14 batters he faced in a complete-game victory.

Owl starter Mike Ruff (5-4) pitched into the sixth, and took the loss even though he allowed just two earned runs on four hits.

The series deciding finale is scheduled for a 12:30 PM first pitch on Sunday.

- FAU Baseball SID Jonathan Fraysure

UPDATED SCHEDULE: 2019 FAU Baseball Schedule - FAU Owl's Nest
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Rick said

Good news is that Rice is beating SMiss after four…

Hang on "other Owls"!

 :Big-Grin:
Posted On: May 11th 2019, 8:12 PM #386268

Stinks we missed an opportunity to grab back control of regular season championship.  Just gotta keep winning and hope for another usm loss.  Our hitting against utsa is a little concerning.  Cant go into a slump this time of the year.  Their third pitcher they usually go with is pretty weak, hopefully we can get hot again.  
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Book the Series! Schneider earns his 12th save on the year, and Josey gets his first win  :cool:


UPDATED SCHEDULE: 2019 FAU Baseball Schedule - FAU Owl's Nest
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Good to get the win and take the series.  Of course in typical fau pitching fashion, made the ending a little more stressful than would've liked.  Lol.  
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Let's go Rice.  
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6-0 Rice bottom of 6th.  
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Back in 1st place  :cool:

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We got very lucky that rice helped us. Now we need to handle our business. No excuses.
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