In the nine-run frame FAU scored more runs than it had in any single game this season.
“You score nine runs in an inning and you have to be happy,” coach John McCormack said.
FAU sent 14 batters to the plate in the third, recording eight hits, a walk and two hit-by-pitches. David Miranda and Pedro Pages each had two hits in third. Miranda tripled and doubled, scoring twice. Pages had an RBI double and a two-run single.
Starter Kyle Marman improved to 4-0 by allowing two runs on five hits over five innings, with one walk and seven strikeouts.
FAU had the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the eighth when rain prompted the game to be halted. It was not resumed.
“The pitchers did what they were supposed to do, threw strikes, made the plays for the most part,” McCormack said. “And we did our best to try to get the game in.”
GameBrowser: FAU (10-4) 11, Seton Hall, (5-7) 3
Moving Forward: Tyler Frank extended his hitting streak to eight games with a first-inning single. …Joe Montes smacked two hits in the third inning, part of a three-hit day. …Reliever Nick Swan struck out four and did not reach a three-ball count with any of the 12 batters he faced during three innings of one-run ball. …Prior to the game, FAU inducted Hugh Adams, Bill Cobe, Darryl Powell and Mickey Storey into its baseball ring of honor.
Sliding Backward: Second baseman Richie Nizza was the lone FAU starter to not record a hit. He struck out twice in three at-bats. …Despite scoring 11 runs, FAU still managed to leave 10 runners on base.
Key Stat: 9 – FAU starters, all of them, reached base at least once – eight doing so via hits.
Up Next: FAU moved up the time for Sunday’s series finale to 11 a.m. FAU will go for the sweep of the Pirates.