Marman had been the Owls’ most effective starter, striking out 46 while walking only four on his way to a 1.45 ERA. He teamed with Jake Miednik two form a formidable one-two punch at the top of the Owls’ weekend rotation.
FAU is expected to send Marman for a second opinion before making a final decision.
Mark Nowatnick took Marman’s place in the rotation on Saturday against No. 15 Southern Miss, surrendering four runs, two earned, in six innings of a 5-2 FAU loss.
Nowatnick worked his way into the weekend rotation last season before a foot injury prematurely ended his season. He is scheduled to make next Saturday’s start, too.
FAU barely missed out on its third-consecutive game containing ninth-inning magic.
Trailing by three, the Owls put two on with two out in the ninth for clean-up hitter Pedro Pages, whose bid for a game-tying blast was held up by a strong wind blowing in from left, allowing left fielder Fred Franklin to catch it at the wall.
On Wednesday FAU defeated Miami 11-9 by scoring six runs in the ninth, highlighted by a two-out grand slam from Eric Rivera. In Friday’s series opener FAU scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth.
Saturday’s loss snaps FAU’s 13-game home winning streak to open the season.
GameBrowser: Southern Miss (16-5, 3-1) 5, FAU (17-6, 3-2) 2
Moving Forward: Tyler Frank extended his hitting streak to 17 games. …Back in the No. 2 spot in the order, Joe Montes went 3-for-5. …David Miranda enjoyed a two-hit evening. …Diamond Johnson also had two hits. …Drew Peden pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
Sliding Backward: DH Jason Pino went hitless in two at-bats in his first start. …Jordan Poore allowed a run in one-plus innings of work. …Pedro Pages went 0-for-5.
Key Stat: 11 – runners left on base by FAU.
Up Next: FAU and Southern Miss play the rubber match of their three-game series on Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for noon.