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Softball Drops 2-1 Decision to Chattanooga

The Florida Atlantic University softball team stranded the game-tying run in scoring position in the top of the seventh inning to fall 2-1 on Sunday afternoon against the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.† The Owls are participating in the Elite Invitational at the National Training Center in Clermont , Fla.

The Owls fall to 0-3 on the season and will conclude action in the Elite Tournament with a match up against the nationally-ranked University of Georgia later this afternoon.† Chattanooga improved to 1-2 on the season.

FAU grabbed the early advantage when junior Kerri Croney singled up the middle to drive home senior Jessica Myers from the second base.† The run gave the Owls a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.

Chattanooga answered in the bottom of the second inning with a leadoff home run by Brittany Eason to straight away center field.

The Mocs would take a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning on a base hit by Tiffany Baker through the left side of the infield that scored Kristin Holloway.

Senior Amber Barton suffered the loss in the circle to drop to 0-1 on the season.† She allowed two earned runs and recorded five strikeouts in the complete game effort.

Ambar Jones, Croney, Walker and Myers paced FAUís offensive attack by recording a base hit in the losing effort.