July 25, 2012
Boca Raton, FL - Any championship season is filled with many dramatic moments and fantastic finishers. That certainly was the case for the 2012 Florida Atlantic University baseball team as it captured the Sun Belt Conference’s regular-season title -- the Owls’ second league crown in the last three seasons.
FAU compiled a 32-22 record, marking the 14th consecutive winning season for the program. The team had a 19-8 mark in SBC play.
FAUSports.com will conduct a top-10 countdown of season highlights. The No. 9 moment featured junior catcher Dylan Seigel’s offensive outburst against the University of South Alabama on April 7.
The Scene: Dylan Seigel came into the game with just two hits in 24 at-bats over 14 games. He was inserted into the lineup as the Owls battled an injury bug among outfielders.
Supporting Information: Seigel’s perfect 4-for-4 day at the plate, including four runs batted in, ignited the Owls to a season-high tying 16-hit offensive attack. The Play: Already having two singles in his first two plate appearances, Seigel made his presence known at the FAU Baseball Stadium by belting a two-run home run to left field in the fifth inning. The blast gave Owls a 6-5 lead, an advantage that the Owls would not relinquish. An inning later, the junior outfielder would drive in a pair of runs with a single to center field. Two more runs in the game would give the hosts a 10-7 victory over South Alabama, and capturing the first two games in the weekend series.
Key Stat: Seigel’s fifth-inning home run marked the first round tripper he has hit playing at any level of competitive baseball.
Schedule of 2012 FAU Baseball Highlight Countdown:
No. 9 – Dylan Seigel’s big day against South Alabama
No. 8 – July 27
No. 7 – July 30
No. 6 – August 1
No. 5 – August 3
No. 4 – August 6
No. 3 – August 8
No. 2 – August 10
No. 1 – August 13