“It was a good win for the Owls,” coach John McCormack. “We got off to a fast start, which is what we wanted, getting off the bus and getting three runs. We grinded out another couple of runs and I thought the pitching staff did a great job.”
Leadoff hitter Tyler Frank’s first-inning double pushed his hitting streak to 24 games, tying the program record. He’d score on Joe Montes’ single – part of a three-run first inning for FAU.
Leading 3-2 in the fourth, Kevin Abraham’s solo homer gave the Owls some breathing room.
FAU led 7-3 entering the ninth, but Miami loaded the bases with no out in the final frame. Zach Schneider worked out of trouble to preserve the win.
GameBrowser: FAU (21-8) 7, Miami (12-16) 4
Moving Forward: David Miranda smacked two doubles as part of a three-hit night. …Andru Summerall launched a solo homer. …Jordan Poore tossed three scoreless relief innings. Allowing only two hits and a walk. …Weston Clemente struck out the side in the eighth,
Sliding Backward: Eric Rivera was the lone Owl starter to go without a hit – but he did drive in two runs. …The first three batters reached base against Mitch Harris in the ninth. The inning started with an error by Richie Nizza, and Miami followed with two singles.
Key Stat: 9 – FAU starters, all of them, who reached base on Thursday.
Up Next: FAU welcomes Charlotte to Boca Raton for a three-game weekend series. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.