Fawbush earns win six on the year
The FAU softball team split a doubleheader against North Texas on Saturday.
In the first game, the Owls scored two runs in the first inning on a Mean Green fielding error and a Kerri Croney groundout. North Texas took the lead in the bottom of the inning when Jennifer Smith cleared the bases with a three-run single to put NT ahead 3-2. NT scored two runs in the bottom of the third to push the lead to 5-2.
FAU scored a run in the third inning when Ashlyn Parmerter was walked to score Rose Gressley. Another NT error allowed Gressley to score again in the sixth inning, pulling the Owls to within 5-4. The Mean Green scored twice in the home half of the sixth to take a 7-4 lead. FAU loaded the bases in the seventh, but was unable to score.
The Owls got off to another fast start in the second game, scoring three runs in the first inning on hits by Kerri Croney and Jessica Myers. A Kirstin Austin grounder scored Joshlyn Martinez in the second inning to put FAU 4-0. NT’s only run of the second game came when Taylor Fawbush walked a batter with the bases loaded. The bases were still loaded with just one out, but back-to-back popouts ended the inning.
Fawbush scattered seven hits while pitching a complete game for her sixth win of the year. The two teams will meet in the rubber game of the series. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.