Offensive Outburst Lifts FAU Past Boston College 13-2
Senior Anthony Mesa drove in four runs and scored two runs in Saturday's 13-2 win over Boston College
Senior Anthony Mesa drove in four runs and scored two runs in Saturday's 13-2 win over Boston College

Feb. 27, 2010

Final Stats

The Florida Atlantic University baseball team scored seven runs in the second inning and five more runs in the fifth inning to record an impressive 13-2 victory over Boston College on Saturday afternoon in the Auburn Classic at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Ala.

The victory improved the Owls to 3-2 on the season. The team will close out play in the Auburn Classic against the host Tigers on Sunday at 4 p.m. Boston College drops to 2-3 on the spring season. FAU and Boston College will meet again next weekend in Boca Raton.

"I thought we played very well today and (pitcher) Mike Gipson gave us a good chance to win the game," said Head Coach John McCormack. "We got timely hitting and picked up a good victory over a good Boston College club."

Junior pitcher Mike Gipson tossed seven strong innings to move his record to 2-0 on the season. The right hander allowed two earned runs and six hits while striking out four batters.

Trailing 1-0 after the opening frame the Owls took the lead on a one-out double by junior Raymond Church to left field that scored junior Dan Scheffler and junior Nick DelGuidice. Church would later score on a base hit by freshman Chase Vergason. Junior Andy Mee broke the game open with a bases clearing double to right center field to give Florida Atlantic a 6-1 advantage.

The Owls added five more runs in the fifth inning. FAU received another hit that cleared the bases this time from senior Anthony Mesa.

Later, sophomore Joey Burkhalter laced a double down the right field line in the eighth inning that scored freshman Corey Keller from second base to cap the Owls scoring.



Scheffler paced the offensive attack going 1-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and a run batted in. Church connected on two doubles and scored a pair of runs on the afternoon. Burkhalter added two hits to round out the multi-hit performances.

Seniors Ryan Bernal and Kenny Gray tossed a scoreless two innings of relief to seal the victory.

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