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The Owls fell to Missouri 7-2 in their final game at the Michelle Smith Pediatric Cancer Invitational on Sunday.

After the Tigers’ leadoff runner hit a double to start the game, Mizzou played small ball, using a sacrifice bunt and a sac fly to take a 1-0 advantage.

The Tigers blew the game open in the top of the second, hitting two homeruns as part of a four-run inning to take a 5-0 lead.

The Owls (6-5) scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth on a Tatum Buckley groundout and Mia Olson base hit. Two more Mizzou homeruns in the top of the seventh accounted for the game’s final runs.

With her stolen base in the fifth inning, Emily Lochten became the first player in program history to steal 100 career bases.

FAU next returns home to host the Strike Out Cancer Tournament Friday against Texas State. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 PM.

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GOTTA DEVELOP SOME PITCHING SINCE WE HAVE NOT RECRUITED THAT WELL OBVIOUSLY. BATS ALONE CAN ONLY CARRY YOU SO FAR! BUT THIS IS COLLEGE, PRETTY MUCH TO LATE FOR THAT.
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The Florida Atlantic University softball team split its two games at the Strike Out Cancer Tournament on Friday night. The Owls lost to Texas State 9-4, but rebounded to defeat Columbia 8-6.

Emily Lochten scored the first two runs for the Owls against Texas State with solo homeruns in the first and third innings. A single, a FAU fielding error and a homer to left field in the top of the fourth gave TSU a 3-2 lead.

The Bobcats broke the game open in the top of the fifth with six runs after a controversial call on a force play at second base extended the inning. Tatum Buckley scored in the fifth on an Alex Miller single and Bobcat error.

FAU added another run in the seventh on a RBI single by Mia Olson, but didn't get any closer.

The Owls got on the board early in game two, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning. Lochten drew a lead off walk, stole second, then came around to score on Madisyn Palmer's double down the left field line.

Palmer scored on a successful squeeze play later in the inning. Lauren Whitt drove in Kaitlyn Burke with a base hit to center, and an error on the center fielder allowed Alex Miller to score on the play.

Three hits and another Lion error allowed the Owls to score three more runs in the second inning. Columbia answered with two runs each in both the second and third inning to pull within 7-4.

The score wouldn't change again until the top of the seventh, when Alex Miller scored for the second time in the contest.

Columbia scored twice in the bottom of the frame and had the tying run at the plate when a strikeout ended the threat.

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The softball team captured two wins on Saturday night with an 8-0 five inning victory over Dartmouth and a 1-0 win in the final game of the day versus University of Illinois-Chicago.

Offensively, the Owls (9-6) scored the only necessary run in game two in the first inning and defensively.

FAU, which got shutout performances in the circle for the wins, has now won three in a row matching it's longest streak of the year.

"Two wins is a good day," said Coach Joan Joyce. "Tatum (Buckley) and Mia (Olson) both pitched very well. Mia pitched a heck of a game, in the second game."

Buckley did not walk a batter, recorded two strike outs and moved to 5-2 on the yea. Olson, who also posted four hits on the day, moved to 4-2 on the year.

The Owls conclude tournament play on Sunday when they face Tulsa at 1:30 PM.
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The softball team concluded the Strike Out Cancer Tournament with a 1-0 loss to Tulsa on Sunday. The Owls’ record now stands at 9-7.
  
Madisyn Palmer broke up a no-hitter for the Golden Hurricane by dropping a single into left field in the bottom of the fourth. Palmer was the only runner of the game for the Owls.

Tulsa scored the game’s only run in the top of the fifth when Jesse Smith reached on an infield single, advanced to second on an FAU error and came around to score on RBI single by Julia Hollingsworth.

The Owls travel to Baton Rouge for the LSU Tiger Invitational. FAU begins action in the tournament at 10:30 AM on Friday.

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The softball team (10-8) battled Friday morning for what would nearly equate to three full games and came away with a 10 inning 2-1 victory over Purdue (2-1) and a nine inning 4-3 loss to Illinois State (6-10).

“We couldn’t ask really any more of Tatum in the two games,” said Joan Joyce, FAU’s head softball coach. “We got a lot (of players) into the first game and also in the second game. It is only going to get tougher from here with McNeese tomorrow and then LSU two games after that.”

Buckley pitched a complete 10 inning game for the Owls, retired eight via strike out and moved to 6-3 on the year.

Mia Olson scattered seven hits, but suffered the extra inning loss to fall to 4-3 on the season in game two. The Owls had nine hits and walked four times, but stranded 13 base runners through nine innings. Buckley drove in each of the Owls’ three runs.

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The Owls' softball (11-9) team took out No. 23 McNeese 4-2 but fell to No. 10 LSU 6-1 on Saturday in Baton Rouge.

“We played excellent defense today,” said Coach Joan Joyce. “We made some plays that were outstanding…That is the strength of this team, our defense.”

Tatum Buckley pitched a complete game in the opener to record the victory. She added six strike outs to her season totals and moved to 7-3 on the year.

At the plate, Emily Lochten was 3-for-4 with a RBI while Mia Olson was 2-for-3.

The Owls gave up their first run in the third inning of game two. The Tigers (18-2) scored another in the fourth and opened the game in the sixth with four runs. FAU scored one in the 7th with two hits and two wild pitches.

Mia Olson tossed six innings, struck out six and fell to 4-4 on the year.

Florida Atlantic will face LSU again on Sunday at 1:00 PM.
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FAU softball lost thier second battle against No. 10 LSU by a final score of 5-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Freshman Kara Lokeinsky threw five complete innings but allowed all five runs, four of which were earned. Kelsey Morrison pitched the final frame, allowing one hit.

Lokiensky served up a bases loaded homer to left center in the first but held the Tigers scoreless through the next three innings before giving up her final run in the fifth.

Madisyn Palmer was 2-for-3 in the game and scored the Owls' lone run in the sixth.

Palmer led off with a single then stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. She was then singled home by Emily Lochten.

The Owls (11-10) will return home to play host to the 2018 Parents’ Weekend Tournament starting Thursday, March 8th.

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FAU softball had a disappointing day on Thursday, dropping a pair of contests to Ball State 5-3 and Pitt 7-1.

“We need to do a better job hitting,” said Joan Joyce, FAU’s head coach. “We didn’t adjust…they were two good teams tonight. Both their records coming in were good…We have to do a better job of not taking ourselves out of the game. That is what happens.”

The Owls took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third against Ball State and held that lead until the top of the sixth when Ball State retook the lead and then added an additional two runs in the seventh. Madisyn Palmer led off the bottom half of the seventh with a single. A Ball State error, put Palmer on third and Samantha Lagerye on second with no outs. On a pitch that alluded BSU’s catcher, Palmer tried to score and was called out at the plate. Lagerye moved to third, but was left after two quick outs ended the game.

The first three innings of the Pitt game were scoreless until the visitors scored two in the fourth then led-off the fifth with a double and then drove in a run with a single. An additional four unearned runs then scored and the Owls were down 7-0. FAU scored one in the bottom of the fifth, but were held scoreless in the next two frames for the game’s 7-1 final.

FAU (11-12) will next face Michigan at 6:00 PM on Friday night.
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FAU softball suffered their fifth straight defeat on Friday in a 7-1 loss to #22 Michigan. A six-run sixth inning was the difference and the Owls are now 11-13 on the season.

A RBI groundout put the Wolverines up 1-0 in the top of the first. The score remained that way until the top of the sixth when Michigan broke the game open when two homeruns and a three-run double. Tatum Buckley drew a lead off walk in the bottom of the seventh, advanced on a Caitlin Hogue base on balls and a Amelia Iacovino grounder, then scored on a wild pitch.

The Owls will take Saturday off before resuming action against LIU Brooklyn on Sunday at 8:15 PM.

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