Nov. 7, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Just when it looked like the Florida Atlantic University baseball team's World Series would go to a third game, the Hart Attacks had their hearts broken by the $100 Billings who won the series with a 5-3 victory on Thursday.
FAU assistant coaches Rich Billings and Dickie Hart split the Owls' roster with a draft on Monday to determine their teams for the best-of-three series.
"Coach Billings won again in dramatic fashion, coming from behind and scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning," FAU Head Coach John McCormack said. "Both teams played very hard and it was fun to watch. I love to see our guys compete."
The Hart Attacks held a 3-1 advantage after five frames of the seven-inning contest thanks to RBI by Cain Spangler, Jose Bonilla Traverso and Danny Murray. Murray, a junior from Clearwater, Fla., also recorded a triple as he went 2-for-3 on the day.
In the sixth, the $100 Billings cashed in, scoring four runs to take the 5-3 win. Ricky Santiago, CJ Chatham, Kevin Abraham and Nicholas Worrall drove in runs to hand the $100 Billings the victory. Freshman Kellen Brown also plated a run in the contest.
Santiago, Chatham and Stephen Kerr picked up doubles while Worrall notched a triple. Brett Maggard earned the victory after taking over for Jeremy Strawn. Maggard struck out a pair and allowed one hit in his 1.2 innings of work. Strawn gave up five hits and two earned runs in 4.1 innings on the hill.
Junior Reily Monkman earned the save, walking one and giving up a hit in his only inning of work.
David McKay suffered the loss for the Hart Attacks, allowing two earned runs and a hit without recording an out. Sean Labsan started the game and struck out six in 3.1 innings, throwing 39 of his 55 pitches for strikes.
The Owls will hold another open practice on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free to the public.