Senior outfielder Nathan Pittman had a pair of doubles in Sunday's loss at ULM
April 7, 2013
Monroe, LA - The Florida Atlantic University baseball team suffered its first Sun Belt Conference series setback, dropping the series finale to ULM 8-4 on Sunday, April 7 at Warhawk Field. The Owls, ranked No. 25 in one national poll, remain in a tie for first place in the conference with an 8-4 league record.
ULM (13-19, 3-9 SBC) scored three runs in the first inning and added two more runs in the second inning to grab a quick 5-0 lead. Judd Edwards hit a two-run home run in the first inning, while Corben Green drove in a pair with two outs in the next inning.
Trailing 6-0 in the fifth inning, FAU (21-12) scored four runs to trim the deficit. Freshman outfielder Brendon Sanger scored on a ground out by sophomore third baseman Ricky Santiago. Later, senior outfielder Nathan Pittman drove in two runs with a double to left center field. Junior designated hitter Levi Meyer capped the inning with another double that brought home Pittman.
However, the Warhawks answered with a run in each of the fifth and sixth innings to secure their first SBC series victory in league play.
ULM's Alex Dumaine picked up the win in relief, improving to 2-3 on the season. Green had two hits and two RBI, while Jeff Fuller recorded three hits with two runs scored to lead the Warhawks' 11-hit attack.
Meyer had three of the Owls' eight hits in the game. Pittman recorded two hits and had two RBI. Junior infielder Robert Buckley, Sanger and Santiago each had one hit in the loss.
Florida Atlantic returns to the diamond on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. when it travels to Florida Gulf Coast in the second meeting between the teams this season. Live audio and statistics of the game will be available at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.