Feb. 9, 2002
After 23 runs in game one of the series with UCLA, Florida Atlantic University was looking to continue the offensive threat. It wasn't to be, as FAU only put one run on the board and were held hitless until the fifth inning. With the 4-1 loss, FAU falls to 2-3 on the year, while UCLA improves to 3-3.
The Bruins opened the game with a double off of starting pitcher, Tom MacLane (New Port Richey, FL). A stolen base and a sacrifice fly put UCLA on the board in the first. The same scenario played out in the second when MacLane gave up a leadoff double to Adam Berry. Berry was able to score on a sacrifice fly to make the score 2-0.
Florida Atlantic's offense was not able to help out MacLane as they only accumulated five hits on the night. FAU tried to rally back in the eighth down 4-0. Shane O'Connor (Jupiter, FL), pinch hitting for Robert Orton, singled up the middle for the third hit of the night. Bobby Spano then drove a double down the left field line. O'Connor tried to score, but was thrown out with a perfect relay throw from the shortstop, Preston Griffin.
FAU posted their only run in the ninth when Mike Cox (Sarasota, FL) homered to left center, his first of the year.
Tom MacLane (0-2) took the loss for FAU. He pitched 4 1/3 innings striking out four and giving up two earned runs. Chris Pillsbury came out of the pen in relief striking out four and giving up three hits in 3 2/3.
Chris Cordeiro (1-0) pitched a scoreless 7 2/3 innings and earned the win.
The two teams will complete a three game series, Sunday at 1 pm pt.