BOCA RATON – FAU blasted its way to a 15-2 blowout victory over Western Kentucky to open the final series of the regular season.
A nine-run second inning highlighted by David Miranda’s grand slam, put the Hilltoppers into a deep hole that they could not get themselves out of. The Owls rallied with two outs in the inning, putting eight consecutive batters on base, which gave them a 9-1 lead early.
“It was play discipline that got us going in the second,” Coach McCormack said.
The Owls were able to overcome a rocky start, where Jake Miednik gave up one run on two hits and two errors in the first inning.
Miednik pitched only four innings, giving up one run on seven hits, while finishing with five strikeouts.
The Owls put together their best offensive performance of the season, with every player in the starting lineup collected at least one hit.
“It was one of those nights where it all worked in our favor,” McCormack said.
GameBrowser: FAU (34-15-1, 18-8-1) 15, WKU (21-30, 11-17) 2
Moving Forward: Joe Montes went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a home run…. Andru Summerall hit two solo homers. …Relief pitchers combined for six innings allowing one run on four hits.
Sliding Backward: The Owls had a tough start which included two errors on one play. Jake Miednik overthrew shortstop Tyler Frank at second, then Cody Wilson bobbled the ball in the outfield. The play led to Western Kentucky’s first run of the game.
Key Stat: 5 – home runs hit by FAU.
Up Next: The Owls host Western Kentucky tomorrow night at 2 p.m.