SERIES THREAD: FAU @ UAB - April 16-18, 2021
- Steven Loden had a breakout performance in today's doubleheader, hitting 3-5 with a home run and an RBI.
- In the first game, the Owls struck out 10 times, but they did rebound from their strikeout issue in game two of the doubleheader, only striking out once.
- FAU hit a combined 9-48 (.187) over the course of the doubleheader, while UAB hit 10-46 (.217)
- Sam Drumheller had his first appearance as a closer his season and made quick work of it, retiring all three batters he faced, striking one out, and earning the save in game one of the doubleheader.
- FAU committed four combined errors while UAB committed none. Three of those errors came in the first inning of game two and arguably cost them the game.
"We've been waiting for Steven all year, he had a really good preseason, his BPs were really good, we gave him an opportunity early and he struggled and Sam Low kinda jumped in there and did a good job. Watching Steven and watching his BP and talking to Steven, I just thought the time was right and he's certainly played well and I hope it continues." -Head Coach John McCormack on Steven Loden's emergence
The Owls will look to salvage the series in game four, when they take on the UAB Blazers at 12:30.
UPDATED SCHEDULE: HERE
OWLS WIN! | #FAU 5 - #UAB 3@jariver68 closes out the game with DOMINANCE, finishing up a 119 pitch complete game! 💪— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) April 18, 2021
Rivera: (WP) 9.0 IP, 8 SO, 6 H, 3 ER@nicholastoney1: 1-1, 2 RBI@bmorgensen11: 2-3, 1 RBI, HR
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