March 17, 2002
In two days, Mike Cox (Sarasota, FL) has collected four home runs to bring his total to 11 and helped Florida Atlantic University (17-6) collect an 18-7 win over Cornell University (2-7). FAU extended its winning streak to 10, which ties a streak from 2000.
Travis NeSmith would only give up one run to Cornell in his four innings of work. He hit the first batter he faced, second baseman Vince Santo. Santo would score after NeSmith gave up a single and a sacrifice fly.The sophomore from Miami, FL only gave up one other hit on his way to recording his third win of the season.
Florida Atlantic would score nine runs in the first two innings, all of them coming with two outs. Seven runs crossed the plate in the second after four base hits a double and Mike Cox's first homer of the game, a three-run shot to right center.
The next two runs of the game came in similar fashion as Cox again delivered a shot, this time left field. With another two RBI he brought his game total to six.
FAU posted runs in every inning except two and all scoring innings were filled with multiple runs.
Andre deCordonva (Davie, FL) got his first start in blue and gray and recorded his first home run, a three-run shot in the fifth.
Cornell had a big fifth inning when they posted four runs against relief pither Sterling Pell. Four singles and a double were enough to give Big Red life again and bring the score to 5-11.
Erik Rico started for Cornell and worked 3 1/3 innings and gave up 10 earned runs. He falls to 0-2.
FAU will play its first ranked opponent of the season when they host Rutgers on Tuesday at 7 pm.