Yet another poor starting pitching performance put FAU in a hole too deep to dig out of in a 9-6 loss at Texas-San Antonio.
The Roadrunners battered Owls starter Alex House for eight runs over the first three innings and nine runs, seven earned, in all in 5 2/3 innings.
FAU has now lost three consecutive games for the first time this season.
The Owls actually took a 1-0 lead one batter into the game when shortstop Tyler Frank belted a lead-off home run, his eighth of the season.
Trailing 8-2 in the fifth, David Miranda’s two-run triple drew the Owls within four. Miranda scored one batter later on Stephen Kerr’s single.
GameBrowser: UTSA 9, FAU 6
Moving Forward: Eric Rivera belted his fifth home run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth. …Frank joined Rivera as the only Owls to enjoy multi-hit games. …Reliever Drew Peden struck out four in two shutout innings.
Sliding Backward: Right fielder Jared Shouppe went 0-for-5 with a strikeout. …Austin Langham went hitless in four at-bats. …Second baseman Stephen Kerr committed his fifth error of the season.
Key Stat: 10 – hits allowed by FAU starter Alex House, who also walked four.
Up Next: FAU and UTSA play the middle game of their weekend series on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.