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Hot Start Leads FAU Baseball to Series Win at FIU

April 20, 2014

Box Score

MIAMI, Fla. - Brendon Sanger followed up his three-run home run in Saturday's game with a two-run homer in the first inning on Sunday as the Florida Atlantic University baseball team beat FIU 6-1.

The Owls (21-18, 9-12 C-USA) win the series over FIU (27-12, 11-10 C-USA) after taking Saturday's game 13-5.

After Sanger's homer in the first, FAU batted through the lineup in the second inning. CJ Chatham led off the frame with a single. Jose Bonilla Traverso then hit a bunt single to first base to put runners at the corners. Stephen Kerr, Ricky Santiago and Sanger recorded three consecutive RBI to give FAU a 5-0 edge.

Chatham and Kevin Abraham each singled in the third to setup another RBI single by Kerr, ending FAU's scoring at six runs.

Drew Jackson dealt a two-hitter with seven strikeouts through the first six innings before FIU's Josh Anderson sent a 3-2 pitch over the left field wall in the seventh to end the shutout.

Jackson retired 13 out of a stretch of 14 batters from the second to the sixth innings, earning his team-high fifth win of the season.

Reily Monkman, Bo Logan and Kevin Alexander combined to pitch 2.2 innings of perfect baseball with three strikeouts to close out the game.



Eight different Owls picked up hits with Kerr, Sanger, Tyler Rocklein, Chatham and Abraham each earning two hits.

FAU returns home for a six-game homestand starting Wednesday night with a 6:30 first pitch against No. 12 Miami at the FAU Baseball Stadium. For ticket information, call 1-866-FAU-OWLS or visit

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