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Baseball Extends Winning Streak to 22

April 6, 2002

Final Stats

NASHVILLE, TN -- Despite leaving the bases loaded in the first two innings, no. 22 Florida Atlantic University (29-6, 12-0 A-Sun) defeated Belmont University, 13-2, in the final game of a three-game series Saturday in Nashville, TN. The win also extended FAU's winning streak to 22 games.

FAU posted four multiple run innings to jump up on the Bruins. FAU scored three in the second inning and fourth before scoring four in the sixth to take a 10-2 lead. After Rusty Brown and Robert Orton walked Gabe Somarriba singled in the first run of the contest. After Alex Renes loaded the bases Mike Cox connected on a single to left center to post two RBI.

Belmont (14-16, 4-10 A-Sun) battled back in the bottom half of the inning after starter Danny Core allowed a lead off walk and a base hit. Core retired the next two batters before two more singles and a walk gave Belmont their only two runs of the game.

Five singles and two walks in the sixth gave FAU their biggest run production of the day as Andrew Thoms, Shaen O'Connor, Rusty Brown and Bobby Spano all scored.

Derek Hutton went 4-for-6 with an inside the park home run and led the team with three RBI.

Danny Core improved to 4-2 after pitching five innings and striking out seven.

FAU will next host Campbell University on Friday and Saturday in a three-game series.



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