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SERIES THREAD: LIU Brooklyn vs #18 FAU - Feb 26th - 28th, 2016

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Who: No. 18 Florida Atlantic (4-0) vs. LIU Brooklyn (1-2)

Friday 2/26 @ 6:30 PM Broadcast

FAU: RHP David McKay (1-0, 1.80 ERA, 5 IP, 6 K, 1 BB, 1 ER)
LIU: RHP Brian Drapeau (0-0, 0 ERA, 5 IP, 5 K, 3 BB, 0 ER)

Saturday 2/27 @ 4:00 PM

FAU: LHP Brandon Rhodes (1-0, 3.00 ERA, 6 IP, 1 K, 0 BB, 2 ER)
LIU: LHP Evan Flood (0-0, 4.91 ERA, 3.2 IP, 2 K, 4 BB, 2 ER)

Sunday 2/28 @ 12:00 PM Broadcast

FAU: RHP Marc Stewart (1-0, 0 ERA, 6 IP, 3 K, 3 BB, 0 ER)
LIU: RHP Baylor LaPointe (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 4 IP, 3 K, 2 BB, 1 ER)


Notes

The Owls opened the season 4-0, including a pair of wins at No. 11 Mississippi State, moving Florida Atlantic into the national rankings this week as high as No. 18 by Collegiate Baseball. FAU went error-free in the field, outscoring their opponents 29-13.

Florida Atlantic posted  back-to-back double-digit run games on Friday, beating South Dakota State, 11-5 and Mississippi State, 10-6. On Saturday, junior OF Billy Endris went 3-for-5 with a double and a two RBI to lead FAU to a 4-0 shutout of MSU.

Sophomore RHP Marc Stewart made his first start as an Owl tossed six innings of scoreless ball, giving up just two hits, one in the second and another in the sixth. He'll be back on the hill Sunday against the Blackbirds.

FAU batted .453 with two outs, driving in 18 two-out RBI and belted 40 hits over the first three games. FAU drew 22 walks and boasts a team on-base percentage of .416 with ten doubles and two home runs.

Coach John McCormack will rejoin the team after being sidelined due to a precautionary travel proscription.

LIU Brooklyn went 1-2 in the opening weekend on the road at Incarnate Word. The Blackbirds tallied five extra-base hits and stole nine bases, scoring 16 runs over three games.

The Blackbirds were tabbed 5th in the Northeast Athletic Conference 2016 preseason coaches poll, and return eight returning starters in the field, five starting pitchers and 19 total letter winners from last year's squad that finished 16-35 overall, and 9-15 in Northeast Conference play.
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+1. Can't wait to see Kevin.
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If Florida was unranked and convincingly beat the #11 team they'd be ranked in Top 25.

Because we're Florida Atlantic, we're not.

That's the kind of ridiculousness that makes it difficult to stay interested in college sports.

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owl2Doc said

If Florida was unranked and convincingly beat the #11 team they'd be ranked in Top 25.

Because we're Florida Atlantic, we're not.

That's the kind of ridiculousness that makes it difficult to stay interested in college sports.
Posted On: Feb 26th 2016, 10:59 AM #354841

+1

On a side note, here's where we are currently sitting:


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In all fairness, baseball rankings are almost pointless.  Right up there with boxing rankings.  19 different bodies that rank, none of which take the time to be accurate.

Just win our conference and make a run.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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Our grounds crew is the best. The field looks artificial. Great job. What a great opening. Seeing John on the field. Seeing Kevin up and around. Seeing our starting pitcher strike out the first six batters. Seeing the batters , top to bottom, producing. Beautiful night for a game.
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The Boys are in the WIN Column at 5-0!

Next Game tomorrow at 4:00 PM.


UPDATED SCHEDULE: 2016 FAU Baseball Schedule - FAU Owl's Nest
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