After a thrilling comeback win on Saturday, FAU saw its three-game winning streak end on Sunday with a 7-0 loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd.
The loss dropped FAU out of a tie for first place in Conference USA with Southern Miss.
As FAU’s Alex House did on Friday night, Marshall’s Jacob Niggemeyer threw a complete game on Sunday, allowing four hits and no runs. Niggemeyer threw 67 of his 107 pitches for strikes against a dangerous Owls lineup and only walked one hitter.
With one out in the top of the first inning against Jake Miednik, Marshall cleanup hitter Shane Hanon singled to center field, scoring Will Ray and Sam Finfer. In the top of the third inning, Finfer raised the lead to three with a two-out home run to right.
Miednik battled through six innings of work, striking out five and throwing 65 of his 113 pitches for strikes. After allowing a two-out single to Hanon in the third inning, Miednik didn’t allow any more hits.
On a 3-1 count with two outs in the eighth inning, Andrew Zban slammed a three run home run to right field against Kyle Marman, giving the Thundering Herd a 6-0 lead. Billy Sager then went back-to-back with Zban, adding a home run of his own to increase the lead to 7-0.
FAU had runners on first and third with one out in the bottom of the third but Tyler Frank and Jared Shouppe each flew out to end the threat.
GameBrowser: Marshall (18-18, 7-9) 7, FAU (24-10-1, 11-4) 0
Moving Forward: Eric Rivera drew FAU’s lone walk and had two hits. …Jordan Poore had the Owls’ other two hits. … FAU pitching had eight strikeouts. … Cameron Ragsdale pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
Sliding Backward: Marman allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings of work. … FAU pitching walked five batters.
Key Stat: 3: Runners that the Owls put on base after that third inning rally.
Up Next: FAU will begin a four game road trip on Wednesday night, taking the drive south for a showdown with the Miami Hurricanes. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.