March 28, 2007
Robbie Widlansky singled to center field in the bottom of the ninth inning to seal a come-from-behind Florida Atlantic University win over Harvard University Tuesday night at FAU Stadium. The Owls scored three runs in the final frame to earn the 10-9 win.
The Owls(19-10) took an early 6-4 lead but saw Harvard (3-7) respond with five runs in the sixth inning and Harvard relief pitcher Eric Eadington hold the FAU offense in check. Eadington worked six innings and allowed one run on nine hits in relief and struck out seven but left after pitching the eighth inning.
Steffan Wilson moved from first base to become the pitcher in the ninth inning. After allowing a walk and a single he balked in the first run of the inning. He then recorded one out and had a runner on first before giving up three straight singles. The final hit in the stretch was a single by William Block to tie the contest at nine. After a fly out for the second out, Widlansky stepped to the plate to record the game winning single. He finished the contest 4-for-6 with five RBI to lead FAU.
Three of the Owls' hits came off of homers from Widlansky, Mike McKenna and Tyler Stevens. Widlansky and McKenna went back-to-back for the third time this season and gave FAU a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Alex Pepe (3-0) got the win for FAU by striking out six in the final two innings. Steffan Wilson suffered the loss after allowing three runs on five hits in the final 2/3 innings. The Crimson offense was led by Brendan Byrne with a 3-or-5 performance with three RBI.
FAU returns to action this weekend when it hosts Arkansas State in a three-game Sun Belt series.