For the second time in as many nights the FAU bullpen couldn’t protect a late lead.
The Owls received a bit of a reprieve in Sunday’s tie with Indiana. That didn’t happen on Tuesday, when FAU fell to FGCU 7-5 in Estero.
FAU took a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh but the Eagles posted two runs in that frame and two more in the bottom of the eighth.
Drew Peden allowed two runs, one earned, in the seventh despite striking out three as the Eagles tied the game on a throwing error by catcher Pedro Pages.
Spencer Levine’s two-run double off Jordan Poore gave the Eagles their margin of victory.
GameBrowser: FGCU 7, FAU 5
Moving Forward: Stephen Kerr went 2-for-4 to raise his average above .400. …Esteban Puerta enjoyed a two-hit night. …Sean Labsan struck out six and only allowed one earned run over three innings in his first start of the season. …David Miranda went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored.
Moving Backward: The Owls left seven on base. …Jordan Poore suffered the loss after allowing two runs on one hit and two walks in an inning of work. …Tyler Frank went 1-for-5, dropping his average to .556. …Austin Langham went hitless but did score a run. …Catcher Pedro Pages was charged with two costly errors.
Key Stat: 3 – unearned runs surrendered by the Owls. FAU committed two errors on the night.
Up Next: Miami comes to Boca Raton to face FAU on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.