April 23, 2005
For the first time in the last 13 meetings, Troy University took a game from Florida Atlantic University to break FAU's winning streak over the Trojans. Troy defeated FAU 15-5 Saturday afternoon at FAU Stadium as the Trojans produced 17 hits.
Troy (24-14, 11-9 A-Sun) posted five runs in both the second and fourth innings to produce an insurmountable 10-0 lead. In the second, Troy used four singles to produce five runs after FAU starter Brandon Kloess (Montgomery, AL) issued walks to the first two batters of the inning. After only facing three batters in the third, Kloess surrendered three straight hits to the Trojan to start the third. After a runner crossed the plate on a ground out, left-hander Chris Salberg entered in relief for Kloess.
Kloess (5-2) gave up eight runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings. Chris Salberg, Chris Eberhart, Jason Doherty and Will Mann entered in relief and allowed a total of nine hits over the remaining 5 2/3 innings.
FAU gained some momentum heading into the third game of the series with three runs in the fifth Alex Fonseca started the scoring with a leadoff home run, his first of the season. After recording an out, Robert Yodice drew a walk and moved into scoring position as Tyler Stevens singled down the left field line. Alex Silversmith drove in Yodice with a single to right field. As the right fielder, Dru Rymer over ran the ball, Stevens headed for home.
An unearned run in the sixth inning off of starter Brent Adcock came on a Yodice single to drive in Fonseca who reached on a walk.
Mike McKenna (Delray Beach, FL) tied the team leader with his fourth home run of the season in the eighth inning to give the team its final run of the game.
Adcock (8-1) left after eight innings as he struck out seven and allowed five runs on seven hits.
The two teams will close out the series on Sunday at 1 pm.