“New glove, new season.” That has been the motto for Dan Scheffler since burning his glove after a series in New Orleans that saw him commit two errors. Since that series concluded on April 11, Scheffler has only committed one error since and his new motto has a lot to do with it. On Sunday in Mobile, the Scheff slick fielding sparked this 3-6-3 twin-killing that ended the game and clinched the series victory against the Jags and pushed FAU into first place of the SBC. Enjoy….
Wow! What an ending in game one between FAU and Arkansas State on Friday night. With the Owls on top 3-1 in the ninth, Andy Mee came on to try to lock down his 10th save of the year. After a pair of walks put runners on first and second with two out, Michael Faulkner lifted a routine fly ball to left that got caught up in the lights and was mishandled by Colby Gratton. However, the left fielder recovered to make a solid throw to the plate followed by an athletic diving tag by Albaladejo to end the game. Enjoy the call….
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).
Another one-run victory for FAU in game one of the doubleheader on Saturday. The Owls are now 8-3 in one-run games this season after also losing game two of the double dip by one run. Below are the highlights from FAU’s 8-7 victory on Saturday afternoon.
Top 5th – Nick Delguidice connects on his second HR of the game, a two-run shot to left that tied the game at 6-6.
Top 8th – With the game tied at 7-7, Raymond Church drilled an RBI double to right that scored Nathan Pittman from first to put FAU ahead for good 8-7.
Top 9th – Andy Mee always makes things interesting, after allowing a one-out triple to Nick Wade, the closer struck out the final two batters of the game to earn his ninth save of the season.
The Owls make the trip across Alligator Alley today to take on a familiar in-state rival, Florida Gulf Coast. FAU was swept in a home-and-home series against the Eagles in 2009 and look to make amends in 2010 in the first of a two-game series. The second game of the series will not be played until May 11 in Boca Raton. Head coach John McCormack (raspy voice and all) joined Jared Smith for their customary pregame chat. Enjoy…