March 11, 2014
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University's baseball team fell to Maine 3-2, Tuesday night.
Freshman Sean Labsan, just one of 28 pitchers, nationally, to start at both pitcher and one other position in 2014, started the game for the Owls. The lefty held main scoreless through the first two innings and contributed to retiring nine of the Black Bears first 15 batters, including five strike outs. Labsan saw five innings of work, allowed just four hits, one earned run and tallied six strikeouts in the game. He was 0-for-3 at the plate, but drew two walks and was left on third both times.
Brett Maggard started the sixth and was charged with the loss (0-1) after seeing Maine lead-off with back-to-back singles without recording an out. He gave way to Cody Mizelle, who faced the minimum, followed by Andrew Archer's two-innings of scoreless work. Bo Logan closed out the game for FAU with a one-two-three inning.
Offensively, FAU tied the game in the bottom of the fifth with three-consecutive two-out hits. The third was an RBI single by Ricky Santiago scoring Brendon Sanger. FAU spotted Maine two in the top of the sixth and grabbed one run back in the bottom of the frame. Catcher Levi Meyer lead-off with a walk. CJ Chatham hit a one out single followed by a two-out single by Chatham's former summer teammate Stephen Kerr. With the bases loaded, Maine was charged with catcher's interference which allowed Meyer to score the Owls' second run and what would be the game's 3-2 final.
Three Owls (11-6) had a multiple hit performance. Sanger was 2-for-3, Kerr was 2-for-5 while Cain Spangler, who drew his first start at third, was 2-for-4.
The two teams will return to the field Wednesday, Mar. 12 at 6:30 p.m. FAU will then host its first Conference USA home series this weekend versus Louisiana Tech. Tickets may be purchased at the game or by calling 1-866-FAU-Owls. Fans also can follow the team at www.fausports.com.