March 4, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Billy Endris hit a two-out walkoff double to right center as the Florida Atlantic University baseball team defeated Boston College 3-2 in 11 innings on Tuesday.
Endris scored the first run of the game for the Owls (9-3) after leading off the third with a single through the right side. Brendon Sanger and Stephen Kerr also singled to load the bases before Tyler Rocklein hit an RBI groundout to score Endris and put FAU on top 1-0.
Junior newcomer Cody Mizelle earned his first victory at FAU, pitching two innings while striking out two and allowing just one hit.
The Owls stranded seven Boston College (6-4) players on base over the first seven innings before the Eagles tied the game in the eighth thanks to an FAU error.
In the bottom of the eighth, junior Ricky Santiago singled through the right side and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Senior captain Levi Meyer then hit an RBI single to center to score Santiago, giving the Owls a one-run lead at 2-1.
Johnny Adams led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk and came around to score on a single by Gabriel Hernandez to tie the game at 2-2.
Mizelle entered the game in the tenth inning and allowed his lone hit in the top of the 11th.
After a pair of infield groundouts to open the bottom of the 11th, freshman CJ Chatham doubled down the right field line on an 0-2 pitch. After battling to a full count, Endris placed a double into right center, scoring Chatham to win the game for the Owls.
The FAU pitching staff struck out 11 BC batters, including three strikeouts for Sean Labsan and Reily Monkman.
The second and final game of the series is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on March 5 at the FAU Baseball Stadium. Sophomore Brandon Rhodes is tabbed for the start for the Owls. For ticket information, visit FAUSports.com or call 1-866-FAU-OWLS.