David Wilson (.333 BA) hit his third homer of the year Sunday. The senior from Edmond, Oklahoma has 32 hits in 24 games played this season.
April 5, 2009
BOCA RATON, FL - The University of South Alabama salvaged a game of its three-game Sun Belt Conference series with Florida Atlantic University, winning 9-3 Sunday.
Florida Atlantic (17-11; 6-8 Sun Belt) had won one-run decisions against USA Friday and Saturday. The Owls will next play at the University of Miami Tuesday night at 6 p.m.
South Alabama (12-17; 3-9 Sun Belt) won for just the third time in 15 tries on the road. Lefty starter Brandon Sage threw 151 pitches in a complete-game seven-hitter to earn the win.
The Jaguars needed just five RBI to plate nine runs in six innings, including scoring six times in the sixth to break open a tight game.
David Wilson hit a solo homer in the third and his RBI double in the fifth cut the lead to 3-2 before USA's six-run sixth. FAU starter Adam Morrison factored into his first decision of the year, a loss which dropped him to 0-1.
USA took advantage of three fielding errors, a catcher's interference and two wild pitches to build a 9-2 lead. The Owls would finish the afternoon with five errors.
Adam Heisler had three of the Jaguars' 12 hits and David Doss added a double, his 12th.
Mike Albaladejo made his third straight start behind the plate and went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. Nick DelGuidice doubled and joined Albaladejo and Wilson with a two-hit afternoon. The trio accounted for six of FAU's seven hits off Sage.
GAME NOTES: USA SS Derek O'Reilly's diving stop and throw robbed 1B Travis Ozga (.361 BA) of a hit in the fifth and Ozga's hit-streak would come to an end at 19 games (5 shy of an FAU record)... For the second straight day every USA starter had a hit... RH William Block moved from second base to the mound to make his third pitching appearance of the year, working a flawless ninth.