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Three and Out; Owls Swept By Trojans

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Three and Out; Owls Swept By Trojans

Steven Felix had five RBI and Adam Bryant drove in three as Troy University broke-open a tie game in the sixth inning to claim an 11-5 victory over Florida Atlantic University Sunday. The Trojans (22-13; 10-5 Sun Belt) swept the three-game Sun Belt Conference series and extended its league win-streak to eight.

Florida Atlantic (17-15; 6-11 Sun Belt) tied the game in the middle innings but would lose its fifth-straight. Tom Hatcher homered for the Owls while David Wilson and Anthony Mesa each added a pair of hits.

Troy starter Travis Burge (3-1) needed just 68 pitches to work through seven innings and a five-run seventh from the Trojans' offense would assure him of his third win. Burge gave up seven hits and five runs in an economical 7 2/3 innings of work. He did not issue a walk.

In three of the first four innings FAU starter Adam Morrison (0-2) retired Troy in order. The exception being the Trojansí second, in which Charles Williams and Felix both drove balls off the facade in right field fueling a three-run inning and early 3-0 Trojans' lead.

Hatcher hit his second homer in as many days; a two-run shot easily clearing the left-field fence to make it 3-2 in the fourth. David Wilson added an RBI-single in the fourth inning after Anthony Mesa singled and stole second, tying the score at three through 4 1/2 innings.

With two-on and two-out in the Troy fifth Sean Bukovich's diving stop of a screaming line drive off the bat of Michael Precise, ended the threat, denying Precise of extra bases and keeping the game even at 3-3.

Two singles and a walk generated Troy 's go-ahead run off Morrison in the sixth, prompting John McCormack to call upon reliever Alex Pepe for a team-leading 19th time this season. Felix then dropped a single in between a pair of FAU outfielders, clearing the bases to allow the Trojans a 6-3 lead heading into the late innings.

Morrison left the game with FAU trailing 4-3 but was charged with six runs, five earned, on five hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings.

With Morrison gone the Trojans poured it on in the seventh, needing just two hits to bat-around during a five-run inning (three walks and three hit batters) against four different FAU relievers.

FAU will try to rebound Tuesday night when they make a return visit to Coral Gables to play the fifth-ranked University of Miami . First pitch Tuesday is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. The next chance to watch the Owls in Boca Raton is Wednesday at 4 p.m. against Bethune-Cookman University.

Source: FAU Media Relations
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Re: Three and Out; Owls Swept By Trojans

season over
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Re: Three and Out; Owls Swept By Trojans

owlcountry40 said

season over

Not quite but it sure is getting close, now we have to make sure we at least make the tourney.

GO OWLS!
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