Owls improve to 8-2 in midweek games
Owls record nine hits in loss
Senior catcher has thrown 20 percent of opposing base stealers this season
Seven-Run First Inning Paves Way for Season Sweep of Eagles
Loss snaps FAU's eight-game winning streak
Junior (2012): Earned second-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors after hitting .291 with 22 runs batted in and 23 runs scored as a catcher...threw out 28 percent on potential base steals (10-of-36)...hit first home runs of the season against Fordham (3/13)...also had a home run against FIU (3/18) and Louisiana (3/30)...recorded 12 multiple-hit games, highlighted by a three-hit performance against Princeton (3/3)...drove in a season-best three runs in a win over Fordham (3/13)...went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Sun Belt Conference tournament game against ULM (5/24).
Sophomore (2011): Made a smooth transition to playing first base and served as backup catcher...posted a .259 batting average with 15 hits...made 30 appearances, including 16 starts...hit only home run of season and second of his career in a home Sun Belt Conference win over Louisiana-Monroe (4/17)...drove in a career-high three runs in a home win over Middle Tennessee State (3/27)...recorded two hits against Stony Brook (2/26) and MTSU...scored five runs and legged out one double.
Freshman (2010): Powerful and reliable backup catcher who can handle the pitching staff...appeared in 13 games (five starts) with one home run...recorded his first collegiate hit in style with a solo home run in a win over Rutgers (3/16)...had two walks in back-to-back games against Cornell (3/23) and Miami (4/7)...went 1-for-4 in the victory over Lynn (4/13)...played summer ball for the Staunton Braves of the Valley League.
High School: Played at Golden Gate High School for Head Coach Bob Smith...was a first team all-state selection during his senior year...was all-region choice for two seasons and an all-county selection all four years...holds season record for batting average, RBIs and home runs, and had an all-time career mark in homers and slugging percentage.
Personal: Son of Robert and Darlene Spano...public safety major who aspires to be a fire fighter...enjoys hunting and fishing.
Ice Cream Flavor.....Strawberry
Sport to watch on TV.....Football
Former Owl Murphy Named Padres' Interim Head Coach
Sixteen Owls Take Part in Summer Leagues
Brendon Sanger Named NCBWA All-American
Billy Endris Drafted by the Kansas City Royals
Drew Jackson Drafted by the San Francisco Giants
Kyle Miller Drafted by the Chicago Cubs
Brendon Sanger Drafted by Los Angeles Angels