FAU split a doubleheader with UAB on Saturday, winning the first game 5-2 before falling 8-2 in the second.
The loss dropped FAU from a tie for first place with Southern Miss.
After missing last week’s start because of a sore shoulder, Jake Miednik allowed two runs over seven innings, improving to 8-1 on the season.
“I thought it was a gutsy performance,” coach John McCormack said. “He really did a nice job getting us to the eighth inning.”
Pedro Pages’ three-run homer in third inning proved to be the big blow in the first game.
UAB jumped on FAU starter Vince Coletti for four early runs in the second game.
GameBrowser: FAU (30-11-1, 14-5-1) 5, 2 UAB (18-22, 10-10) 2, 8
Moving Forward: Joe Montes and David Miranda enjoyed multi-hit outings in Game 1. Closer zach Schneider recorded his 13th save by retiring the side in order in the ninth. …Gunnar Lambert (2) and Richie Nizza (3) combined for five of the Owls’ eight hits in Game 2.
Sliding Backward: Cody Wilson’s 16-game hitting streak came to an end with a 0-for-3 outing in the second game. …Reliever Weston Clemente’s struggles continued. He allowed hits to both batters he faced, with one of them scoring.
Key Stat: 36 – consecutive games in which Tyler Frank had reached base before failing to do so in the second game.
Up Next: FAU will try to win the series from UAB on Sunday. First pitch has been moved to 11 a.m.