March 5, 2002
What started as a nine inning game was called after seven innings as Florida Atlantic University (8-6) defeated LaSalle University (2-4) 27-9. The game was a record setting contest as Rusty Brown tied a school record for doubles in a game with three. As a team, FAU collected a school record seven doubles in the victory.
For the third time this season, FAU has scored over 20 runs in a game. The runs came off of 18 hits, seven doubles and five home runs. Jeff Fiorentino, Hollywood, FL, highlighted the night with a pinch-hit grand slam home run in the fifth. With a two-for-two performance, Fiorentino raises his batting average to .324 for the season. Rusty Brown also had a perfect night as he went three-for-three. All of his hits were doubles to set the school record.
Jim Fuchs took the loss for the Explorers after only pitching 2/3 innings and giving up eight runs.
The two teams will meet again on Wednesday at 7 pm.