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Outscored 19-5 over last 3 games. With good pitching you can win by scoring 5 runs (not good though!) but giving up over 6 runs a game is just pretty bad!
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The softball team opened Conference USA play by sweeping its doubleheader with UTEP on Monday night. The Owls won game one 2-1 in eight innings and game two 6-0.  The Owls are now 14-13 overall.

UTEP (10-15, 0-2 ) second baseman Courtney Clayton hit a solo homerun in the top of the first inning of game one that stood as the game’s only run until the bottom of the sixth inning when Alex Miller drove in Emily Lochten with a base hit to left that tied the game. Sami Williams attempted to score on the play but was thrown out at the plate. The Owls got the winning run to third with just one out in the seventh, but left her stranded. Miller came up again with runners on second and third in the eighth inning and roped another single to left that scored Tatum Buckley.

Game two was scoreless until the bottom of the third when UTEP pitchers issued six free passes which, along with hits by Madisyn Palmer and Alex Miller, allowed the Owls to take a 5-0 lead. The next inning, Palmer walked, stole second, advanced to third on a Samantha Lageyre sacrifice bunt and scored on a Miner wild pitch to increase the lead to 6-0.

The Owls, who have now won three straight, will try for the series sweep at noon on Tuesday.

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A two-run double by Emily Lochten gave the Florida Atlantic University softball team an 8-0 win over UTEP on Tuesday afternoon. The victory completed a sweep of the three-game series with the Miners and improved FAU to 15-13 overall and 3-0 in Conference USA play.

The Owls got on the board early when Tatum Buckley roped a double to left center that allowed Lochten and Samantha Lageyre to score, putting FAU ahead 2-0 in the bottom of the first.

FAU added another run in the fourth on a Lageyre sacrifice fly that drove in Lauren Whitt. In the fifth, with Buckley on second base and Mia Olson on first, Kelsey Morrison crushed a ball over the fence in left that doubled the Owls’ advantage to 6-0.

Later in the inning, two walks and an infield single loaded the bases for Lochten, and she found a gap in left that plated Jolie Duffner and Madisyn Palmer, giving the Owls a mercy rule victory and series sweep.

The Owls host Rutgers for a single game on Wednesday, March 14.
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In a game that broke the record for longest regular season game in school history, Owls softball lost to Rutgers 5-4 in 15 innings on Wednesday. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for FAU who is now 15-14 on the season.

Rutgers (13-11) led 2-0 in the bottom of the second when Lauren Whitt ripped a single to left field to drive in Amanda Peck, cutting the Scarlet Knights’ cushion in half. Alex Miller brought in Tatum Buckley on a RBI single in the fourth inning to tie the score 2-2.

Rutgers broke the tie with a run in the top of the eighth, but Whitt quickly answered back with another RBI base hit that allowed Peck to come home to knot the score again, 3-3.

In the top of the 12th inning, Rutgers’ Myah Moy broke the tie with a solo home run to deep center field, but Kelsey Morrison answered with a solo homerun of her own in the bottom half of the inning.

The Scarlet Knights scored again in the top of the 15th. FAU got the tying run to third in the home half of the frame, but a strikeout ended the game.

The Owls travel to Charlotte for a three-game set against the 49ers, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday. First pitch is set for 1:00 PM.

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After suffering a 4-3 walkoff loss in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, FAU softball defeated Charlotte 12-0 in a mercy rule win in the second game.

Emily Lochten, reached on a 49er error, stole second and third, and then scored on another 49er error, giving FAU a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Charlotte had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the first, but Lochten cut down a runner at the plate on a fielder’s choice. The Owls added a second run in the top of the fourth when Mia Olson drove in Tatum Buckley on a base hit. Charlotte scored a run in the home half of the inning, but had the potential tying run thrown out at the plate for the second time in the game. Two singles, a walk and a fielder’s choice allowed the 49ers to take a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth. The score stayed the same until Lochten led off the top of the seventh with a solo shot to left, evening the score at 3-3. With a runner on second and one out in the bottom of the frame, a FAU error allowed Charlotte to score the game-winning run.

The Owls (16-15, 4-1) scored 10 runs on eight hits in the first inning. Tatum Buckley’s three-run homerun, a Lauren Whitt double that scored Alex Miller and Amanda Peck and a Mia Olson two-run double were the biggest hits. Jolie Duffner, Emily Lochten and Madisyn Palmer also recorded RBI in the inning. Emily Lochten scored on a Charlotte error in the third and Alex Acevedo’s double that plated Caitlin Hogue in the fifth accounted for the final score. Buckley and Sloan Hammons combined for the two-hit shutout in the circle.

FAU will look to take the series at noon on Sunday.

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Emily Lochten’s three-run homerun was the big hit, while Tatum Buckley threw a complete game six-hitter in Florida Atlantic's 4-0 win over Charlotte on Sunday.

FAU has won both Conference USA series so far this season and is now 17-15 overall and 5-1 in C-USA play.

The contest was scoreless in the top of the third when Kaitlyn Burke and Samantha Lageyre drew back-to-back walks, bringing Lochten to the plate. Her sixth homerun of the season put the Owls up 3-0. FAU added to its lead in the fourth when Alex Miller scored on Burke’s single to increase the lead to 4-0.

That was more than enough offense for Buckley, as she scattered six hits and struck out three for her ninth win and fifth shutout of the season. Charlotte didn’t have a runner advance past second base.

The Owls return home to host Marshall for a three-game series, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 24. First pitch is set for 4:00 PM.

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FAU softball (18-16, 6-2) team split a doubleheader against Marshall on Saturday. After a 4-0 loss in the first game, the Owls bounced back to win game two 10-3.

“We didn’t hit very well in the first game, but I’m glad we were able to recover and win the second game", said Coach Joan Joyce.

After four scoreless innings in game one, Marshall broke the ice when they posted a run on a fielding error. They then added a three-run homer to left field to push the score to 4-0. The Owls managed two baserunners in the bottom of the seventh as a final push but were held at bay.

The Owls got things going in the first inning of game two as Kelsey Morrison sent a sacrifice fly to center field to bring in Emily Lochten. A Marshall throwing error then allowed another score.

Alex Miller kept the rally going with an RBI double making the score 3-0.

The Thundering Herd got on the board in the third inning with a RBI single, then tied the score with two more runs in the top of the fifth.

The Owls earned the lead back when Lauren Whitt singled to left field to score Morrison in the bottom half of the inning.

Lochten led off the bottom of the sixth with a double, followed by a Palmer bunt single. Tatum Buckley reached on a bunt base hit of her own that plated Lochten and advanced Palmer to third. A Mia Olson single and Marshall error made the score 6-3. Morrison followed with a three-run blast to left to clear the bases.

Later in the inning, Miller scored on a Samantha Lageyre sacrifice fly to account for the final score.

The Owls will look to take the series at noon on Sunday.

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Samantha Lageyre had two RBI doubles, the second one a walkoff, in FAU softball’s 4-3 win over Marshall on Sunday. The Owls are now 19-16 on the season and remain in sole possession of first place in C-USA at 7-2.

FAU took the lead in the bottom of the third when Lageyre’s first RBI double drove in Lauren Whitt for the first run of the game. Lageyre came around to score later in the inning on a Madisyn Palmer infield single to make the score 2-0.

After threatening for most of the afternoon, Marshall tied the score in the sixth on a two-run double by Grayson Radcliffe. In the eighth inning, Lageyre made a running catch in right field and appeared to double off pinch runner Samantha Loose, but the umpiring crew ruled that Loose had tagged up and safely advanced to third. The next batter, Blakely Burch, singled to right to put Marshall up 3-2.

Palmer led off the bottom of the eighth with another base hit, advanced to second on a Tatum Buckley sacrifice bunt and then knotted things up at 3-3 on Mia Olson’s single up the middle.

After Kelsey Morrison walked the leadoff batter in the ninth, Buckley relieved her in the circle and got the next three batters to end the frame. In the home half of the eighth, Whitt singled, then moved up to second on a Jolie Duffner sac bunt, setting the stage for Lageyre’s heroics.

Lageyre’s hit fell just inside the foul line in left, allowing Whitt to score and giving the Owls the win.

The Owls remain at home to host North Texas for a three-game series, beginning with a doubleheader on Friday at 4:00 PM.

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FAU softball hosted North Texas in a meeting of Conference USA’s two division leaders. The Mean Green won game one 1-0 in eight innings while the Owls won the second game 12-4 in five innings. FAU is now 20-17 overall and 8-3 in C-USA play.

“We have to break the habit of using the first game to get ourselves going", said head Coach Joan Joyce. "We’ve got to come out ready to play from the beginning.”

As a team, the Owls matched their season highs in runs, hits (15) and RBI (11) in game two's win.

The Owls face the Mean Green in the rubber match of the series at noon on Saturday.
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A fifth inning, two-run homerun was the difference in the Florida Atlantic University softball team’s 2-1 loss to North Texas on Saturday. The Owls are now 20-18 overall and 8-4 in Conference USA play.

Madisyn Palmer, who is now hitting .435 on the season, had two singles and scored the Owls’ only run.

In the bottom of the first, palmer beat out an infield single, stole second, then advanced to third on a throwing error by the NT catcher.

Tatum Buckley brought Palmer in with a sac bunt to put FAU up 1-0. Although both sides had opportunities to score, it wasn’t until a two-run homerun from Mean Green catcher Nicole Ochotnicki in the top of the fifth that the score changed.

FAU had runners reach in each of the final three innings, but couldn’t capitalize.

The Owls next travel to Miami for a three-game series with rival FIU, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 7. First pitch is set for 5:00 PM.

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