Feb. 22, 2004
FAU Softball Falls in Championship Game BOCA RATON, FL - Michigan scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come from behind and defeat Florida Atlantic University, 4-3, Sunday in the championship game of the
FAU "Worth" Invitational in Boca Raton. FAU (10-5) opened the scoring in the third when Pam Mazzarella singled with two outs to score Michelle Ryan and make it 1-0. In the fifth, Mazzarella had a two-run single with one out to score Jessica Sachs and Callie Piper. That gave FAU a 3-0 lead it would hold until the bottom of the sixth.
In that frame, Meghan Doe had an RBI single after a lead-off double by Tiffany Haas. The Wolverines would three more runs, all unearned, due to two infield errors.
Freel (5-4) allowed just six hits and one earned run in six innings of work. She struck out three and did not allow a walk. Mazzarella finished 2-for-4 and drove in all three FAU runs.
Earlier in the day, Rutgers defeated Long Island, 4-2, before outlasting Eastern Michigan 8-6 in 11 innings.
Florida Atlantic next hosts Eastern Michigan Monday night in a double-header at 6:00pm at FAU Field.