Owls Blanked By Gators, Eliminated from Regional
Church finished the season with a .329 average, 10 HR and 46 RBI

Church finished the season with a .329 average, 10 HR and 46 RBI

June 6, 2010

 

Box Score
Postgame Press Conference (FAU Audio Vault) 

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Atlantic University baseball team’s 2010 season came to an end on Sunday night after a valiant effort in the Gainesville Regional.

The second-seeded Owls (37-24) could not keep the momentum going after defeating the third-seeded Beavers earlier in the day to stay alive in the NCAA Regional.

In the 11-7 win over Oregon State, Eddie Cassidy set a new all-time FAU single-game record with three home runs and seven RBI in a regional game. The designated hitter provided most of offense for FAU to help eliminate the Beavers.

Hugh Adams (6-1) earned his sixth win of the year by pitching 3.1 innings in relief of starter R.J. Alvarez. Adams, along with fellow reliever Ryan Bernal, finished the season tied for the most wins by a non-starter.

Cassidy, who went 9-for-16 (.538) with four home runs and nine RBI during the weekend, was named to the All-Regional team along with teammates Raymond Church and Sean Bukovich.

In game two, the top-seeded Gators (45-15) got off to a hot start and scored six runs in the first three innings off FAU starter Taylor Everist.

Offensively, FAU could not figure out Florida starter Brian Johnson. The freshman left-hander pitched seven shutout innings while allowing just six hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Johsnon (6-4) also had a stellar night at the dish, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two singles.


 

 

Florida continued to tack on runs late and cruised to a 15-0 victory. It marks only the second time this year and just the third time since 2004 that FAU has been shutout in a game. The Owls were blanked earlier this season 2-0 in a home game against Rutgers back on March 17.

The Owls finish the season with 37 victories, their most as a program since 2005. FAU will only lose five seniors for the 2011 season, but a couple others might depart via the draft.

The 2010 MLB Draft is scheduled for Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. eastern in Secaucus, NJ. Pitchers Mike Gipson and Ryan Bernal are the only two Owls that are projected to be drafted on Monday.

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