Feb. 24, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - Junior right hander Jeremy Strawn tossed eight shutout innings and posted a career-high six strikeouts to help the Florida Atlantic University baseball team score a 3-0 victory over the University of Alabama 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at the FAU Baseball Stadium.
The victory salvaged one game for the Owls (4-3) from the weekend series against the Crimson Tide of the Southeastern Conference. It also was the first loss of the spring for Alabama, now 6-1.
Strawn scattered four hits and did not allow a walk in picking up his first career victory. Senior reliever Hugh Adams tossed a perfect ninth inning to pick up his second save of the spring.
FAU allowed just one Alabama base runner to reach second base. And, that happened in eighth inning.
In the fourth, freshman designated hitter Brendon Sanger drove in a pair of runs with a two-out single to right field. Sanger's first career hit plated sophomore third baseman Ricky Santiago and junior outfielder Tyler Rocklein to give FAU a 3-0 advantage.
Santiago paced the Owls' eight-hit offensive attack with two singles. Adding one hit were junior catcher Levi Meyer, senior outfielder Corey Keller, sophomore shortstop Mitch Morales, Nelson, Rocklein and Sanger.
Alabama's Spencer Turnbull suffered the loss, striking out two batters and allowing all three runs in six innings. The Crimson Tide managed just four hits in the loss.
FAU completes its eight-game home stand to begin the 2013 season on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. against Florida Gulf Coast University from the FAU Baseball Stadium.
Live audio and statistics of the game will be available at www.fausports.com. Season and single-game tickets for any home game are available by contacting the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.