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Owls Drop Rubber Match to Trojans

[caption id="attachment_57" align="alignleft" width="360" caption="John McCormack and UALR Head Coach Scott Norwood meet at home prior to today's game"]John McCormack and UALR Head Coach Scott Norwood meet at home prior to today's game[/caption] Failed Ninth Inning Rally Leaves Owls Stinging In Loss Unable to string together a successful late game rally, Florida Atlantic dropped the rubber match of the Sun Belt series against UALR today before a crowd of 373 at FAU stadium 6-4. Florida Atlantic was stymied by UALR starter Sean Potter, who held the Owls scorless through 5 and 2/3rds innings. In the fourth, the Trojans would send seven to the plate.  They would bring four home as a result. The Trojans would pick up two more, with one coming in the top of the ninth inning before FAU took to the plate for thier last attempt. In the bottom of the ninth, while trailing 6-3, FAU got things got started with a single by Tyson Parks.  He was followed by pinch hitter Traviz Ozga, who walked.  Jeremy Griffiths then punched a double to deep right, scoring one, to narrow the deficit to 6-4. With 2 on, Tyler Herigg came to the plate in a pinch hitters role, and was walked on five pitches. This gave FAU their best chance on the afternoon as the bases were loaded for catcher Nick Criaris the Owls clean-up man.  But he took three strikes that were in the zone failing to move the runners forward. The Owls were then down to their last batter in Nick DelGuidice, but he grounded out to second baseman Kody Kroll for the final out. The Owls were paced by 1st baseman Sean Bukovich and, and left fielder David Wilson, who had 2 hits each. The Trojans Sean Potter picks up his second win on the year in the victory (2-1). Glen Troyanowski took the loss for FAU and drops to 1-2. Ironically, UALR committed three errors to just one for FAU.  However, the Trojans did manage to out hit the Owls as a team at .235 to .200 respectively. Florida Atlantic now stands at 1-2 in Sun Belt play and 9-3 overall. Next Up For the Owls Thumbnail image for Monmouth Logo.jpg Florida Atlantic next hosts the Monmouth Hawks this Tuesday, March 10th, at 6:30 PM.  Fans can enjoy a buy one get one free special on the purchase of an adult ticket.

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