The Owls look for he sweep today in Troy. It will be Kevin Alexander (1-1, 6.08) taking on Tyler Ray (1-2, 6.20) in the series finale. Head coach John McCormack joined Jared Smith on the pregame show to chat about last night’s extra-inning victory, and today’s matchup. The head coach even threw in a little banter about the upcoming NCAA Basketball Tournament. Enjoy…
A thrilling victory for FAU in game two against Troy on Saturday night. The Owls won a back-and-forth affair in 11 innings over Troy 5-4. Nick Delguidice was the hero, his 11th inning go-ahead HR secured the victory for FAU. Enjoy the higlights…
TOP 5th – Mike Albaladejo’s 2nd RBI single of the game gives FAU a 2-1 lead.
TOP 7th – Huge inning for FAU. Anthony Mesa’s 2nd HR in as many nights ties the game, three batters later, FAU takes the lead after an Andy Mee RBI single.
TOP 11th – Nick Delguidice (pictured) loves Saturdays. After breaking an FAU single-game record last Saturday with 9 RBI in the win over BC, the shortstop takes the first pitch he sees over the left field wall to lead off the inning, and knock in the winning run for FAU.
….Owls look for the sweep tomorrow, RHP Kevin Alexander (1-1, 6.08) on the bump for FAU. Trojans starter is still TBD. Later.
The Owls pound out 16 hits and get a 13-8 victory over Troy in the Sun Belt opener. Ryan Garton pitched beautifully in relief of Taylor Everist. The sophomore threw seven innings and gave up just four hits and three runs while striking out 11 batters, the most by any FAU pitcher this season.
Here are some of the offensive highlights from Friday’s victory from FAU radio broadcaster Jared Smith….
Top 1st – The Owls got things started early and scored four runs in the opening frame. Colby Gratton was a big reason why, his RBI triple plated Andy Mee and gave FAU a quick 2-0 lead.
Top 2nd – This was the big blow in the game. Dan Scheffler (pictured) hit his 4th home run of the season in grand fashion. The grand slam was his first in his brief FAU career and gave the Owls a commanding 8-0 lead.
Top 5th – The hits kept on coming for FAU. After Anthony Mesa flew out to centerfield but was called back to the plate becuase of a balk on the pitcher. He sent the next pitch over the left field wall for his first home run of the season. The two-run blast put FAU ahead 11-6. Mesa has now recorded 13 RBI in the 9-hole for FAU this season.
…FAU (7-4, 1-0) will have Mike Gipson on the hill tomorrow in game two of the series. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. eastern.
FAU shortstop Nick Delguidice had a weekend to remember, after not tallying an RBI for the first seven games of the season, the junior recorded 13 in the final two games of the Boston College series on March 6th and 7 th helping the Owls take two-of-three from the Eagles. For his efforts, the Miami native was named the Sun Belt Player of the Week and a “Louisville Slugger” Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball News.
Radio broadcaster Jared Smith had a chance to chat with Delguidice about his stellar weekend prior to FAU’s March 10th game against Pittsburgh…