Despite playing at 10 a.m. local time, the Owls’ bats woke up in plenty of time for Sunday’s rubber match at ULM. FAU slugged a season-high five home runs in the 13-1 drubbing of the Warhawks. Four different players hit home runs with Sean Bukovich being the only player with multiple dingers. Enjoy the highlights from each of the five FAU long balls…
Top 2nd – Sean Bukovich hits his first career home run to give FAU an early 1-0 lead.
Top 3rd – Eddie Cassidy connects on his third home run of the season.
Top 5th – Nick Delguidice’s third home run in the series comes in grand fashion. The shortstop’s first career grand slam extends FAU’s lead to 9-1.
Top 6th – The Scheff continues to sizzle. Scheffler’s opposite field blast is the slugger’s 12th home run this season.
Top 7th – The home run montage ends similar to how it began. Sean Bukovich caps off a career performance with this two-run home run to make the score 13-1 in favor of the Owls. The switch-hitter finished the day 4-for-4 with three RBI and two home runs (both from the left side of the plate).
Break out the broomsticks!! The Owls take both games in a twin-bill on Saturday after winning game one Friday night to sweep #19 WKU right out of Boca Raton. It’s the first sweep of a three-game series in Sun Belt play for FAU since March 21-23 of 2008 against MTSU. The victories cap off a 4-0 homestand for FAU, and the Owls improve to 3-3 on the season against ranked opponents.
However, it wasn’t easy. Here’s how the final two outs played out….
In game one, Eddie Cassidy was the hero, his walk-off base hit with the bases loaded propelled FAU to a 5-4 victory in the 10th inning…..
In the nightcap, FAU erased an early 5-0 deficit to hold on for a 9-8 victory. WKU had the tying run rounding third in the ninth, but a baserunning mishap gave the victory and the sweep to the home club….
…the Owls (22-14, 12-6) now stand alone in third place in the Sun Belt standings, jumping ahead of MTSU and WKU over the weekend. FAU will rest up on Sunday and Monday before traveling to Ft. Myers on Tuesday for a crucial non-conference game against a quality opponent, Florida Gulf Coast.
Tough series finale for the Owls on Sunday, despite having a 4-0 lead in the second inning, New Orleans battled back and eventually earned an 8-7 victory in walk off fashion with a game-winning home run from Nick Schwaner. The big highlight for FAU was a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth inning by Eddie Cassidy. The Sundance Kid connected for his second HR of the season which gave FAU life and tied the game at 7-7. Enjoy…
The Owls showed their heart on Friday night coming from behind on three difference occasions to earn a 9-6 victory in game one of the series. Here are the highlights…
TOP 5th – Dan Scheffler had three hits, this was argulable the biggest of the night as his double to left center scored two runs and tied the game at 4-4.
TOP 5th – Nathan Pittman (pictured) had a career night. After coming into replace Anthony Mesa (bruised hand) in the third, Pittman knocked in his first career run in the fifth with this single to right field.
TOP 9th – With the score tied at 6-6, Eddie Cassidy hit a first-pitch fastball to left field for a base hit which scored Dan Scheffler and gave FAU a 7-6 lead.
TOP 9th – Colby Gratton gives FAU some insurance with a two-run single to put FAU on top 9-6.
…FAU snaps a four-game losing streak with the win and hopefully in the process, garnered some momentum for the rest of the weekend. Stay tuned…