SERIES THREAD: FAU vs. FGCU - February 23 & March 5, 7 & 30, 2021
Wilfredo Alvarez: leadoff triple.@BJMurray14: RBI single.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 31, 2021
Letís see if that top half of the order can do more damage for the Owls and get some insurance runs. 💪
📸: @TheNoahGoldberg #FAU 13 - #FGCU 11 | T9 | @LealLaw pic.twitter.com/vIXUALyF0M
OWLS WIN! | #FAU 13 - #FGCU 11 🥳— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 31, 2021
WHAT. A. COMEBACK. 🤯 There is absolutely no quit in this team, overcoming an 8-run deficit. 👏@dylanoc__: WP, 2 IP, 2 SOs, 0 H, 0 R@vic_cas15: 1-4, 5 RBI, HR@mitchhartigan24: 3-5, 3 RBI@BJMurray14: 3-5, 2 RBI
NEXT: Fri, Apr. 2 @ Charlotte pic.twitter.com/3lafqJHA6E
Colby Guy said8-0 FGCU.Posted On: Mar 30th 2021, 5:56 PM
Great win. The comeback kids are at it again….and the game ended before midnight. 😎
It isnít always pretty but they always fight and claw until the final out. Love to see it.†
The FAU Baseball team was down 8-0 in the second inning, but they certainly weren't out. Backed by a seven-run fourth inning and a grand slam by freshman outfielder Victor Castillo, the Owls fought their way back into the ballgame and took the victory right from the grasp of the FGCU Eagles, winning 13-11.
- Simply put, this comeback doesn't happen without the contributions of freshman outfielder Victor Castillo. He came through for the Owls when they needed him the most, hitting a crucial grand slam to give them a 9-8 lead. He finished the game 1-4 with 5 RBIs.
- Despite a subpar performance on the mound, giving up 5 runs, 3 hits, and 2 home runs in one inning, pitcher/designated hitter Mitchell Hartigan bounced back from that performance with his performance at the plate. He was 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs.
- Third baseman B.J. Murray also headlined the Owls' bats, hitting 3-5 with two RBIs.
- Pitcher Braden Ostrander is emerging as FAU's new closer. He pitched two scoreless innings to close out the game, only allowing one hit.
- Pitcher Dylan O'Connell earned the win for the Owls, pitching two innings of scoreless ball without giving up a single hit, only walking two batters.
- The Owls win the season series with the FGCU Eagles 3-1, despite only holding a 30-29 advantage in runs scored in the four game series.
FAU will return to action on Friday, April 2, when they travel to Charlotte to start a four-game weekend set against the 49ers. First pitch will be at 6:00 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on C-USA TV.
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