How FAU won its first C-USA Championship
Owls fall 5-1 to Long Beach State in elimination game
Owls will face Rice on Thursday
Game three will resume Saturday at 11 a.m.
Tyler Frank hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 12th
2016 (RS Junior)
- Started and played in every 2016 game
- Led the Owls with 10 homers and 52 RBI; Second on the squad with 14 doubles
- Hit for a .307 average with a slugging percentage of .500
- Was named the first Conference USA Hitter of the Week, on February 22, after hitting .625 with eight RBI and 15 total bases, including two doubles and a home run
- Tallied a .991 fielding percenage at first base
- Occupied the No. 4 and 5 spots in the lineup
2015 (RS Sophomore)
- Played in 56 games, making 55 starts
- Hit .305 with 11 doubles and seven home runs
- Drove in 36 runs while scoring 34
- Slugged .487 with an on-base percentage of .432
- Drew 36 walks and was hit by a pitch eight times
- Hit first career triple at Southern Miss on April 17
- Recorded first career multi-home run game at WKU on May 14
- Drew three walks at UTSA on March 27
- Earned academic honors
- Started 26 games and played in 38
- Hit .276 with four doubles, two home runs and 18 RBI
- Tallied eight runs and committed just two errors
- Had five multi-RBI games and hit doubles in three consecutive games early in the season
- Went 4-for-5 with an RBI double in FAU's win at Florida on April 1 and was 3-of-4 with three runs and two RBI at Marshall on April 6
- Hit first career home run at UTSA on March 7
- Named Conference USA Hitter of the Week on April 7 after hitting .533 on the week and .800 with runners on, including a 4-for-4 performance with a double and RBI in FAU's win at No. 12 Florida
- Was an Honorable Mention All-American and hit the most home runs in Broward County as a junior at American Heritage-Plantation for Head Coach Todd Fitzgerald
- Named First Team All-County as a junior and was Rookie of the Year as a freshman
- Chosen as MVP for Prospect Wire Tournament
- Son of Julian Puerta and Amparo Cabal
- Computer science and computer enginnering double major who, after playing days are complete, wants to become a software programmer
- Born March 9, 1994 in Cali, Colombia
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