Feb. 16, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - After softball's first scheduled home game against Maryland was cancelled on Friday due to rain, FAU took two wins tonight to close out day two of the FAU Kick-Off Classic. The Owls shut out UMass 8-0 and then ended the night with a 6-1 win against LIU Brooklyn.
FAU played a strong 2nd inning against UMass, quickly earning four runs. After Jordan Stovall and Laura Mann both walked, UMass' short stop was unable to stop a hit by Whitley Herb resulting in bases loaded. A single by Christina Martinez brought Stovall home followed by a triple from Melissa Martinez.
The Owls scored four more runs during the 5th. Lindsey Shell, Alexa Ballard, Stovall, and Herb all made it home to reach 8-0 ending the game early after the inning. The win put pitcher Stephanie Call's record at 1-0 so far this season.
During FAU's second game of the night, LIU Brooklyn took a quick first run at the top of the 1st. This would be the only run made by LIU against the Owls. At the bottom of the 3rd, Martinez reached first on a fielder's choice, bringing Shell home, then also returned home after LIU's short stop failed to stop a hit by Taylor Fawbush.
FAU scored their final four runs of the night at the bottom of the 6th. With runners on second and third, Shelby Knox singled allowing pinch runner Sarah Howell to score. Alison Milam then singled, bringing Ballard home, and a single by Shell brought home Milam. Lauren Tremblay was the final runner to score for FAU before the game ended after LIU failed to score at the top of the 7th. This was the first win for Fawbush as pitcher with a record of 1-3 this season.
The Owls are now 3-4 and will play their last game of the FAU Kick-off Classic tomorrow at 11 a.m. against Michigan. FAU will the host the Strike Out Cancer Tournament next Friday, February 22- Sunday, February 24.