Freshman left fielder Gary Mattis homered twice and drove in eight runs to propel FAU past Bethune-Cookman 12-6 on Tuesday afternoon in Daytona Beach.
Mattis went 4-for-5 on the afternoon, with his grand slam punctuating a five-run first for the Owls. His second homer, a two-run shot, came in the third inning and extended FAU’s lead to 7-1.
After recording his lone out of the afternoon in the fifth – a pop-up – Mattis delivered a two-run single in the sixth that extended FAU’s lead to 11-4.
Mattis’ eight RBU were one shy of the FAU single-game RBI record set separately by Raymond Church and Nick DelGuidice in 2010.
The game was the make-up of a rescheduled contest from earlier this season.
GameBrowser: FAU (7-4-1) 12, B-CC (8-4) 6
Moving Forward: David Miranda stayed hot, going 3-for-6 and scoring twice. …Austin Langham and Eric Rivera both enjoyed multi-hit games and scored three runs apiece. …Mike Ruff and Andrew Jones both worked one scoreless inning in relief.
Sliding Backward: Starting pitcher Sean Labsan surrendered three runs on four hits, failing to get out of the second inning. …Tyler Frank went hitless in five at-bats. …FAU committed five errors on the afternoon.
Key Stat: 14 – Hits for FAU.
Up Next: Maine comes to Boca Raton for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch on Wednesday.