The Florida Atlantic baseball team continues to roll along in conference play. The Owls won a tightly contested game on Sunday afternoon 4-3 over Louisiana to earn the series victory 2-1. FAU has now won three straight conference series to open Sun Belt play.
Trailing 1-0 in the second inning, the Owls (15-8, 6-3) responded to take an early lead. Eddie Cassidy ripped a single to left field to plate Dan Scheffler and tie the game at 1-1. Two batters later, Anthony Mesa hit a sacrifice fly to center which chased home Colby Gratton and gave FAU a 2-1 lead.
Scheffler added to the lead in the third when the junior connected on his sixth home run of the season. It was a solo shot which put the Owls in front 3-1.
Mike Albaladejo tacked on another run in the sixth with a clean RBI single that scored Colby Gratton and gave FAU a 4-2 lead. Albaladejo finished the day 2-for-4 with two singles and an RBI.
Kevin Alexander (3-2) pitched well for the second straight outing and earned the victory. The right-hander lasted six innings and gave up two runs off eight hits with no strikeouts and one walk.
After the bullpen surrendered a run in the eighth to make it 4-3, Andy Mee slammed the door again. The junior worked a perfect ninth and earned his fourth save of the season.
The Owls will return to action on Wednesday when they play their first of three games against Miami this season. It will be the first time FAU has played a nationally ranked team this season. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. from Coral Gables.