The Blue Hens didn’t get their first hit until the top of the fifth inning and for the second consecutive Friday night an FAU opponent managed on two hits.
“That’s as good of pitching as we’ve had here in a single game performance in a long time,” FAU coach John McCormack said.
Unlike FAU’s first four games, the Owls’ supported their pitchers with plenty of offense..
David Miranda hit the first FAU home run of the season, bouncing it halfway up the right field light pole in the first inning.
The bats really got going in the bottom of the third, when Pedro Pages, Eric Rivera and Cody Wilson had consecutive RBI singles, extending the Owls’ lead to 4-0.
Delaware scored both of its runs off Miednik, but only one was earned.
FAU added two runs in the six before Cody Wilson’s home run in the bottom of the eighth inning completed the scoring.
Although the Owls hit the ball well, Coach McCormack was still upset with the effort his team put into this game.
“Thank god for him[Miednik] because we didn’t play particularly well,” McCormack said.
GameBrowser: FAU (4-1) 7, Delaware (2-2) 2
Moving Forward: Cody Wilson went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. … Drew Peden pitched the final 1 2/3 innings, allowing no hits and no walks. …Gunnar Lambert had two hits and an RBI.
Sliding Backward: All eyes have been on Tyler Frank to start the 2018 season, but he hasn’t been able to get his bat going. After going hitless in four at-bats on Saturday, he’s 1-for-18 on the season… DH Kevin Abraham went hitless with two strikeouts… LF Diamond Johnson went 0-for-3.
Key Stat: 2 – Runs and hits FAU gave up, and the number of home runs hit against Delaware tonight.
Instant Message: “You throw a lot of strikes, you feel like a lot of good things are going to happen.” – FAU starting pitcher Jake Miednik.
Up Next: The Owls host Delaware on Saturday at 4 p.m.