SERIES THREAD: North Florida @ #24 FAU - Mar 3-4, 2015
What: North Florida (6-6) at FAU (9-2)
When: Tues, Mar 3rd at 6:30 PM
Wed, Mar 4th at 3:30 PM
Where: FAU Baseball Stadium
Stream: Tues Only
The Owls lead 3-2. FAU won the lone meeting last season 2-1 in Jacksonville, as game two was cancelled due to rain.
Projected Starting Pitchers
Tue: UNF - RHP Brad Depperman (0-0, 3.86 ERA)
FAU - LHP Brandon Rhodes (0-0, 2.77 ERA)
Wed: UNF - RHP Matt Vaka (0-0, 1.59 ERA)
FAU - LHP Sean Labsan (0-0, 9.64 ERA)
Florida Atlantic is off to its best start since 2009 at 9-2 and is 9-1 at the FAU Baseball Stadium. The Owls are currently on a five-game winning streak at FAU Baseball Stadium after sweeping Monmouth in a three-game series over the weekend. Against Monmouth FAU outscored the Hawks 29-5 while posting 17 extra-base hits.
In addition to Christian Dicks, the Owls may have a future offensive juggernaut in OF Roman Collins (photo). While he is currently tied for 6th in batting for FAU, the Des Moines Area CC transfer also put some healthy numbers against the Hawks (5-of-12) sporting two doubles, a triple, and six RBI over the weekend.
The FAU bullpen pitched 11.1 innings while allowing nine hits, and zero earned runs against the Hawks. After starting pitcher Kyle Miller struggled to open the series by allowing five earned runs, starters Drew Jackson and Robbie Coursel combined to pitch 12 innings, striking out 12, and allowed just six hits in the process.
1. 2B Kerr, 2. 1B Lashley, 3. RF Sanger, 4. 3B Santiago, 5. CF Collins, 6. DH Puerta, 7. C Abraham, 8. SS Chatham, 9. LF Dicks.— FAU Owl's Nest (@TheOwlsNest_ITB) March 3, 2015
Starting Pitcher: Jr. Brandon Rhodes 0-0, 2.77 ERA.— FAU Owl's Nest (@TheOwlsNest_ITB) March 3, 2015
Brendon Sanger gets the first hit of the game with a 2 out double. His fourth of the year.— FAU Owl's Nest (@TheOwlsNest_ITB) March 3, 2015
Mid 2nd: Three up, three down. Due up: Collins, Puerta and Abraham.— FAU Owl's Nest (@TheOwlsNest_ITB) March 3, 2015
Kevin Abraham extends the inning with a 2 out single. CJ Chatham in the batters box.— FAU Owl's Nest (@TheOwlsNest_ITB) March 3, 2015