Feb. 10, 2004
No. 19 Florida Atlantic University won its sixth consecutive game over Bethune-Cookman College on Tuesday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. FAU scored in each of the first four innings and were then shutout until the ninth inning when FAU posted four runs on the board to take a 9-4 win.
In the fist two innings, FAU (4-0) scored three runs on one hit as B-CC starting pitcher Noah Garland walked four and hit one batter. Garland (0-1) exited the game after three innings. He gave up four runs on three hits, walked five and struck out one
Brandon Worrall came out of the pen for the Wildcats and quieted the FAU offense as he threw four innings and only allowed one run as Bethune-Cookman (0-3) pulled to within one run at 5-4 with a two-run fifth inning. Third baseman Carlos Garcia hit a two-run home run over the left field fence off of FAU starting pitcher Will Mann. Mann, a sophomore from West Palm Beach records the first win of his career in only his second start. He worked five innings and allowed four runs on six hits.
With two outs in the ninth inning, FAU secured a win with four runs off of B-CC's Francisco Gomez. Three straight walks loaded the bases and Anthony Albano (Chicago, IL) recorded an RBI as Evan Brannon (St. Petersburg, FL) crossed the plate. Alex Fonseca (Tallahassee, FL) then came to bat and plated three runs on his first career triple to give FAU the 9-4 win.
FAU returns home this weekend to take on the Salukis of Southern Illinois in a three-game series. Game times are slated for 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. Tickets are available by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.