April 13, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - After winning the series on Saturday, the Florida Atlantic University baseball team was unable to complete the sweep of Charlotte, falling 11-1 to the 49ers in seven innings on Sunday.
Charlotte (9-24-1, 2-13 C-USA) saw an outstanding performance from its starting pitcher Brock Hudgens, who struck out six and allowed only two hits, dealing all seven innings.
Charlotte lit up the scoreboard with three runs in the third and tacked on four more in the fourth on FAU starting pitcher Drew Jackson, who suffered his first loss of the season.
The Owls (19-16, 7-11 C-USA) were held hitless through more than four innings until freshman Kevin Abraham hit a one-out single to left in the fifth. He was driven in on a double by Mitch Morales for FAU's lone run of the game.
The 49ers answered Abraham's run in the top of the sixth on three more hits and would score three runs with two outs in the seventh to go up by ten, mercy-ruling the Owls.
Nine of Charlotte's 11 runs came with two outs in the game and the 2-3-4 hitters for the 49ers combined to go 11-of-14 with seven runs and five RBI.
FAU's two hits were the fewest in a game for the Owls since a 1-0 loss at North Florida on March 25, 2006 and the fewest in a home game since Feb. 12, 2003 against FIU in a 4-0 loss.
The Owls return to action on Wednesday, April 17 with a 6:00 p.m. game at Miami in Coral Gables. Free audio will be provided on FAUSports.com. FAU won the first matchup with the Hurricanes 5-2 on Feb. 19.