Mandie Fishback broke up the no-hitter.
March 4, 2007
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University's softball team entered Sunday's Miken Classic as the only undefeated team of the tournament. Four runs in the first inning quickly put Penn State in the drivers seat. A position they did not relinquish for the 7-0 final.
Meghan Doonan earned the start for the Owls but saw a PSU draw back-to-back walks. A single to right loaded the bases and a misplayed ball to short drove across the first run and the only run Penn State would need to secure the game.
Nittany Lions hurler Jenn Reynolds aided in her cause with a bases clearing double. The four-run cushion allowed Reynolds to take to the mound with the lead and comfort she enjoyed while holding the Owls hitless through three. Mandie Fishback drove the Owls lone hit to left leading off the fourth.
Penn State would add one in the fourth, a solo homer to left. Doonan gave way to Kat Stauffer who also struggled with Reynolds who was 2-for-3 at the plate with five RBIs after hitting a two run homer to left center.
On the day, Reynolds drove in five of Penn States seven runs and retired four FAU batters via a strike out and 15 by groundout.
FAU will next play host in the program's first Sun Belt Conference game when they play Louisiana-Lafayette, also for the first time, for a schedule three-game series. The two teams are scheduled for a 6 p.m., Saturday doubleheader and will play Sunday at 1 p.m. versus Lafayette and Rutgers at 3 p.m.