BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Florida Atlantic University baseball team concluded its Fall World Series on Monday as the G.M. Shamrocks, coached by Mike Murray and Wes Sargent, topped Greg Mamula’s Team Mama Jama 17-9.
The series, which was played over the course of three days, featured 21 innings of action. In total, 33 players saw action in the series, including 13 newcomers.
"It was a great three game series,” FAU Head Coach John McCormack said. “I enjoy watching the guys compete and get after it."
Team Mama Jama held a 4-1 lead after the first seven innings, played on Friday. Sunday, however, proved to be the lucky day for the Shamrocks as they posted a nine-run inning to take a 14-9 lead. The Shamrocks continued to increase the lead as they tacked on three runs Monday while shutting out Team Mama Jama.
Newcomer Tyler Frank showed prowess at the plate for the Shamrocks, hitting .600 with four doubles, four RBI and a run scored. Christian Dicks and Esteban Puerta each went 5-for-8 while Puerta scored a series-high five runs. On the hill, Devon Carr struck out two in his 4.2 shutout innings while Alex House and Mark Nowatnick combined to hurl the final seven scoreless frames.
Team Mama Jama was led by CJ Chatham, who went 4-for-9 at the plate with four RBI and a pair of doubles. Stephen Kerr tallied six hits, scored a team-high three runs and swiped a pair of bases. Cameron Ragsdale dealt the first three innings, striking out three while allowing just two hits. Robbie Coursel pitched 3.1 shutout innings on Monday with two strikeouts. Jesse Ferriera closed out the contest with three strikeouts over 2.1 frames of work.
"Today was our last day on the field and we ended on a good note,” McCormack said. “Everyone is looking forward to the spring."