April 20, 2002
No. 17 Florida Atlantic University (34-7, 17-1 A-Sun) ended their 27-game winning streak on Saturday with a doubleheader split with No. 22 Stetson University (32-8, 14- 5). FAU's offense was alive in game one as they accumulated 14 runs on 13 hits. Stetson's offense rallied back in game two as they scored eight runs in the first inning. Final scores were 14- 2 and 6-10.
Danny Core (6-2) pitched his second complete game of the season and struck out nine in seven innings of work. He had a shutout going into the seventh inning before he gave up two hits and two runs in the final inning to give Stetson their only two runs of the game.
The offense gave Core a comfortable lead after the fourth with a six run inning highlighted by a Mike Cox grand slam to give FAU a 8-0 lead. Cox finished the game 2-for-3 with five RBI.
FAU continued the assault in the fifth with another five runs off of three doubles and three singles.
Derek Hutton followed in the sixth with his third home run of the season over the left field fence. Hutton had three RBI on a 2-for-3 performance.
Stetson posted two runs in the second but would be blanked by the FAU pitching staff for the remainder of the game. FAU would use five pitchers in the contest.
FAU tried to post a come back putting up two runs in the second and one in the fifth, before
another two-run rally in the seventh off of a L.J. Biernbaum two-run homer. FAU left men
stranded at second and third in the final inning.
Travis NeSmith took his first loss of the season and falls to 5-1.
Roger Lincoln worked six innings for the Hatters after pitching Friday night in relief. He earned his eighth win of the season.
FAU will travel to Miami for one of their three reamining out of conference games of the season. The game is scheduled for 7 pm Wednesday.
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