Feb. 9, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University softball team defeated Ohio State 3-1 on Sunday at the FAU Kick-Off Classic.
FAU (3-2) struck quickly, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. Whitley Herb led off with a single to left, then advanced to second on a passed ball. Christina Martinez's infield single put runners on the corners for the Owls. A Buckeye error allowed Herb to score and another OSU passed ball had runners on second and third. Shelby Knox drove in Christina Martinez with an RBI groundout, while Melissa Martinez scored on a wild pitch.
Samantha Messer shut the Buckeyes out for five innings, before surrendering a solo homerun to lead off the sixth. After an OSU single, Messer gave way to Kylee Hanson. Hanson retired the next three batters to end the threat. Hanson pitched a perfect seventh for her first career save.
FAU will host Mississippi State in a doubleheader on Thursday, Feb. 13 as part of the Strike Out Cancer Tournament. The first game will start at 5 p.m. and live stats will be available at fausports.com. For tickets, contact the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS or log on to FAUTix.com.