SERIES THREAD: UTSA vs #19 FAU Apr 13-15, 2018
FAU baseball’s nine-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of UTSA Sunday as they to the Roadrunners 8-1. Even with the loss, the Owls will still lead Conference USA no matter the results of any other Sunday matchup.
“This has been a little bit of an issue, on Sundays,” said Head Coach John McCormack. “(UTSA is) a pretty good team, especially offensively, we just couldn’t overcome it. We’ve got to be better, and we’ve got to be better early. Today, I thought their guy pitched really well.”
The Roadrunners (18-16, 7-7) scored once in the first and twice more in the second, and held FAU without a hit until Eric Rivera’s clean single up the middle in the bottom of the fourth. A fifth-inning run and three more in the seventh provided a seven-run cushion for the visitors.
The Owls broke through with a run in the seventh to end the shutout attempt of UTSA starter Chance Kirby. Cody Wilson reached on a fielding error to lead off the inning, and with two outs, Tyler Frank’s double to the leftfield corner brought Wilson all the way around. Too, FAU (26-9, 11-4) had leadoff singles in each of their last two at-bats, but that one run was all they’d push across.
The Owls stay at home to host Bethune-Cookman Tuesday night at 6:30 PM.
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