With FAU leading 3-1 and UTSA runners on first and third, Ryan Stacy doubled into the right field gap. Right fielder David Miranda tracked down the ball and sent it back to the infield, where a laser beam throw by shortstop Tyler Frank to home plate nailed Brian Arias.
“Exciting ending,” FAU coach John McCormack said.
Prior to that ninth inning, FAU shut down UTSA’s bats.
Starter Vince Coletti delivered his best outing, giving up six hits while striking out three in a career-high eight scoreless innings.
“I thought Coletti was really good,” McCormack said.
Cody Wilson’s two-run home run, his second round tripper in as many days, gave the Owls a 2-0 win.
“I’m seeing the ball a little better,” Cody Wilson said. “When I get in two strikes, I’m not panicking.”
Eric Rivera’s eight inning RBI single up the middle extended the Owls lead to 3-0.
The current nine-game winning streak is the Owls’ longest of the season.
GameBrowser: FAU (26-8, 11-3) 3, UTSA (17-16, 6-6) 2
Moving Forward: The home run was one of three hits for Cody Wilson on Saturday in three at-bats. Tyler Frank’s bat remained hot. His fifth inning single extended his on-base streak to 29 games. …David Miranda enjoyed a two-hit afternoon.
Sliding Backward: Tyler Frank’s glove ran cold. He committed three errors, one that allowed a run to score in the bottom of the ninth with two outs… Joe Montes went 0-for-4. …Kevin Abraham went hitless in three at-bats and failed to catch a third strike, prolonging the ninth inning.
Key Stat: 100 – pitches for Coletti, 66 for strikes.
Up Next: Sunday’s series finale against UTSA has been moved up to 11 a.m. in hopes of avoiding expected inclement weather. Mike Ruff gets the ball for FAU.