April 16, 2014
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University baseball team had the go-ahead run on base in the top of the ninth inning, but No. 11 Miami shut down the Owls to take a 2-1 win on Wednesday in Coral Gables.
Miami (26-12) extended its winning streak, the longest in the nation, to 13 games with the victory. The Hurricanes scored two runs in the third on a two-RBI double by Zack Collins to take a lead that FAU could not overcome.
The Owls (19-17) out-hit the Hurricanes eight to four, but had only one runner reach third base in the game.
Freshman Stephen Kerr led off the ninth inning with a single through the right side. Back-to-back singles up the middle by Ricky Santiago and Jose Bonilla Traverso plated Kerr and left two on with two outs. Miami closer Bryan Garcia got out of the jam with a strikeout to earn his 11th save of the season.
CJ Chatham went 2-for-3 on the day while Ricky Santiago also earned two hits in the game. Freshman Sean Labsan was tagged with the loss, allowing both runs on three hits and two strikeouts in 1.2 innings of work. The FAU pitching staff struck out 11 Miami hitters on the night.
FAU will travel to FIU in a three-game Conference USA series starting Friday, April 18 at 6 p.m. Free audio will be available on FAUSports.com.