Jan. 29, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - Florida Atlantic University senior first baseman Mark Nelson and sophomore pitcher Austin Gomber have earned preseason All-Sun Belt Conference baseball honors by Perfect Game. The organization also picked the Owls to repeat as Sun Belt Conference regular season champions.
Nelson, an Orlando native, led FAU with 45 runs batted in and tied for team-high honors with seven home runs in 2012. The co-captain posted a .290 batting average and scored 33 runs last year. He helped last year’s team to a 32-win campaign, marking the program’s 14th consecutive winning season.
Gomber is one of two returning weekend starting pitchers from last season. The left hander from Winter Garden had 63 strikeouts in 61.1 innings, compiled a 3.82 earned run average and tallied three victories on the mound.
The entire Perfect Game preseason write up can be seen here.
FAU opens the season on Friday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. against the University of Cincinnati at the FAU Baseball Stadium. Season tickets can be purchased by contacting the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.