BOCA RATON, Fla. – The final week of the regular season for the Florida Atlantic University baseball squad begins with a Tuesday night matchup at the team’s northern home away from home, The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, hosting UCF at 6:30 p.m.
The Owls (30-18-1, 16-11 Conference USA) are 1-0 both against the Knights (36-16, 13-8 American Athletic Conference) as well as at this alternate venue this season. They defeated UCF in Orlando on April 11, 8-3, and in their first-ever game at this stadium, they routed FGCU 13-1. The starters for Tuesday’s game will be FAU’s Marc Stewart (1-1, 5.40) against UCF’s Juan Pimentel (6-4, 3.64).
FAU is tied for third in C-USA with Louisiana Tech. The Owls are two games behind Old Dominion (18-9) – who will be in Boca Raton this weekend – a game ahead of both UTSA and Charlotte (15-12) and two games ahead of Rice (14-13).
Similarly, UCF is locked in a tight battle in the AAC. They are part of a three-way tie for first place with USF and Houston, UConn is a game back at 12-9, and Tulane, at 11-10, is in fifth place.
The Owls’ victory earlier this season narrowed the all-time deficit against the Knights to 42-32, including wins in six of the last eight matchups. Season ticket holders and patrons who have previously purchased tickets for this game (when it was scheduled to be played at FAU Baseball Stadium) will be honored.
Only one home series at FAU Baseball Stadium remains in 2017, this upcoming Thursday through Saturday (May 18-20), when the Owls host ODU. For tickets, call 1-866-FAU-OWLS or visit https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/fau/EN/link/buy/browse?i%5B0%5D=251.