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.
Tough game for the Owls this afternoon in the season finale. FAU pitching gives up some timley hits in a 10-6 loss against Troy. There is good news however, the OWls were able to take the series winning 2-of-3 from the Trojans. Here are the highlights from Sunday….
TOP 3rd – Dan Scheffler brings the Owls back in the game with a two-out two-run double into the left centerfield gap to make the score 3-2 Troy.
TOP 5th – Nick Delguidice does it again. His two-run double ties the game at 4-4. The hit extends Delguidice’s hitting streak to nine games.
TOP 6th – Raymond Church (pictured) connects on his first home run of the season to pull the Owls within 7-5. However, that is as close as FAU would come.
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.
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…