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Series Thread - MTSU vs FAU: Mar 25-27th, 2011

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Series Thread - MTSU vs FAU: Mar 25-27th, 2011

After starting the 2011 conference slate with a 2-1 series win over FIU, the Owls will next host Middle Tennessee this weekend.

And what a difference a year makes…the Blue Raiders are a struggling bunch right now, having only won 5 games thus far, and lining the bottom of the Belt standings…their 13 losses brings them to within just 10 games of last season's total mark.

FAU boasts a .297 team average - good enough for second in the conference - while Middle Tennessee is giving up a league worst 6.22 ERA.

MTSU leads the all-time series 10-7.

What:† Middle Tennessee State (5-13, 0-3 SBC) at Florida Atlantic (13-8, 2-1 SBC)

When:† Friday, March 25-Sunday, March 27
† † † † † Friday at 6:30 p.m.
† † † † † Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
† † † † † Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Where:† FAU Baseball Stadium, 777 Glades Road on the Boca Raton campus


Probable Pitching Match ups:

Friday:† † † FAU - RHP Ryan Garton (2-1, 7.84 ERA, 15 K, 13 BB)
† † † † † † † MTSU - RHP Daniel Palo (0-3, 6.26 ERA, 16 K, 15 BB)

Saturday:† FAU - RHP Paul Davis (4-0, 1.64 ERA, 25 K, 3 BB)
† † † † † † † MTSU - RHP Hunter Adkins (0-4, 7.39 ERA, 10 K, 13 BB)

Sunday:† † FAU - RHP R.J. Alvarez (2-1, 4.44 ERA, 27 K, 12 BB)
† † † † † † † MTSU - RHP Eric Gilley (1-2, 4.76 ERA, 18 K, 19 BB)

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Re: Series Thread - MTSU vs FAU: Mar 25-27th, 2011

FAU takes game one of the series 12-4 to improve to 3-1 in Sun Belt play.

The Owls trailed 3-0 after three complete, but used a five run 6th and four run 8th to pull away.

Nick Delguidice was 3-of-5 with 3 RBI to lead the offense.

Josh Gonzaga got the win despite pitching only 2/3 of an inning, and Jake Meiers (3 IP, 2K) picked up the save.

Starter Ryan Garton tossed 5 1/3 innings, giving up seven hits and three runs, while striking out two.
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Re: Series Thread - MTSU vs FAU: Mar 25-27th, 2011

Make it two…Owls manage just five hits on Saturday, but make the most of them to blank MTSU 3-0 and pick up their fourth straight win.

JUCO transfer Paul Davis threw 8 2/3 innings for FAU before Hugh Adams picked up the save.

Raymond Church's 2 RBI fifth inning double was the big hit on the afternoon, driving in Nick Delguidice and Sean Bukovich who each went 2-of-3 for Florida Atlantic.
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Re: Series Thread - MTSU vs FAU: Mar 25-27th, 2011

The SWEEP is on!

Owls apply the mercy rule in second straight Sunday match-up with 13-2 romp over Blue Raiders in seven innings…RJ Alvarez (2-1) picks up the win as MTSU collect just four hits on the afternoon. The win moves FAU to 5-1 in the Sun Belt.

DH Mike Spano went 2-of-4 with three RBI, and LF Alex Hudak was 3-of-3 with one RBI….the Owls will host Bethune Cookman on Wednesday @ 4:00 p.m. before heading to UL for their first conference road swing next weekend.
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Re: Series Thread - MTSU vs FAU: Mar 25-27th, 2011

Davis get's the POW nod for his performance…

"Junior right-hander Paul Davis tossed his second consecutive gem, throwing 8.2 scoreless innings in picking up his team-leading fifth victory in a 3-0 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday, March 26. The junior college transfer struck out seven batters and scattered nine base hits to shut down the Blue Raiders.

Davis retired the first eight batters he faced and did not allow a base runner to reach scoring position until the sixth inning. He leads the Sun Belt Conference with a 1.30 earned run average and has allowed just two runs in 17.2 innings pitched in two league starts. Of the nine base hits he surrendered on Saturday, none of them went for extra bases. He stands 5-0 on the season and has an amazing 32 strikeouts to three walks issued on the season in 33 innings pitched."

Source: Sun Belt Media Relations
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