Baseball Shuts Out Monmouth 4-0 on Saturday



Feb. 22, 2014

Box Score

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Three pitchers combined for a shutout on Saturday as the Florida Atlantic University baseball team beat Monmouth 4-0 in Boca Raton on Saturday. Jeremy Strawn dealt seven innings, striking out three Hawks.

Bo Logan and Andrew Archer came on in relief for the Owls (4-2), combining to strike out to and allow one hit over the final two innings at the FAU Baseball Stadium.

The only two Monmouth (1-1) hitters to reach third base both reached on errors as the Hawks mustered six hits in the game.

FAU got on the scoreboard early as freshman Stephen Kerr, senior Tyler Rocklein and junior Ricky Santiago hit back-to-back-to-back singles to score Kerr in the first inning.

Sophomore Billy Endris opened the third inning with a single, stole second, then advanced to third on a Brendon Sanger groundout. Rocklein then singled through the left side, scoring Endris and advancing Kerr who was hit by a pitch. Santiago walked to load the bases for Levi Meyer who earned an RBI groundout to score Kerr and put the Owls up 3-0.

Freshman catcher Kevin Abraham led off the fourth inning with a five-pitch walk and advanced to second on a single by freshman CJ Chatham. Endris put down a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners before Sanger hit an infield single to drive in Abraham, putting FAU on top 4-0.

 

 

Monmouth would put two in scoring position with no outs on an error and a double, but Strawn would retire the next three batters in his final inning of work to end the threat.

Rocklein led FAU at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI, including a double in the seventh inning.

Monmouth won the Friday night game 5-1 and the rubber match is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday at the FAU Baseball Stadium. For ticket information, visit FAUSports.com or call 1-866-FAU-OWLS.

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