SERIES THREAD: FAU @ WKU - May 7th - 9th, 2021
OPPO 🌮!!!!@bmorgensen11 hits a HUGE opposite-field home run to put the Owls ahead in the seventh! Let's close this out, Owls! 👌#FAU 5 - #WKU 4 | T7 | @LealLaw pic.twitter.com/Ow1eXtvjyd— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) May 7, 2021
FINAL | #WKU 6 - #FAU 5
Mike Entenza isn't able to close out Game 2, giving up three hits and two runs...
Steven Loden: 3-4, 3 RBIs, HR@bmorgensen11: 2-3, 1 RBI, HR@jackowenny: 1-3. RBI
Game 3's start time is TBD. pic.twitter.com/qlkOz0akwA— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) May 7, 2021
The Owls split the first two games of their series against the WKU Hilltoppers, winning Game 1 by the score of 6-3 while letting Game 2 slip away, falling 6-5 after a seventh-inning collapse by Mike Entenza. They had to play a doubleheader today as opposed to tomorrow due to weather coming into Bowling Green, KY and the rest of the series is TBD.
- 2B Steven Loden absolutely mashed the baseball today, going 4-7 with 4 RBIs and a home run in the doubleheader.
- FAU had a massive problem with leaving runners on base, leaving 18 on base over the course of the two games.
- The Owls also struggled to hit with the bases loaded, hitting a combined 1-5 with the bags full.
- FAU hit very well with runners in scoring position in game one, hitting .417. They struggled in game two, however, hitting just .250 with runners in scoring position.
- Owl batters had an improvement in avoiding the strikeout in the second game compared to the first, striking out just three times in game two compared to seven times in game one.
- FAU will be without Thomas Haggerty, Braden Ostrander, and Jackson Spiller for the remainder of the series per FAU SID Jonathan Fraysure. They did not make the trip to Bowling Green.
"We gotta do the best we can. Next guy up. We gotta get [Dylan O'Connell] to get some outs, we gotta get some seniors like Mike Entenza to be able to come through there, Adrien Reese is a guy who can jump in, you figure Visconti will be used at some point, so we just gotta piece it together." -Head Coach John McCormack on his plan moving forward with three bullpen pitchers out of the lineup.
The rest of the series' start times are TBD and will only be available on a radio broadcast on FAU's YouTube channel. We will keep you guys updated as we find out more about the remainder of the series.
UPDATED SCHEDULE: HERE
DOUBLE BASEBALL 2.0 ⚾️⚾️#FAU and #WKU fight for ground in the C-USA Tournament! 👀
Game 3⃣ Lineup ⬇️
SS Wilfredo Alvarez
2B Steven Loden
C @ShaneMagrann17 pic.twitter.com/74GwEn4mG2— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) May 8, 2021