BOCA RATON, Fla. A six-run sixth inning was the difference in the Florida Atlantic University softball team’s 7-1 loss to no. 22 Michigan on Friday. The game was part of the Parents’ Weekend Tournament and the Owls are now 11-13 on the season.
A RBI groundout put the Wolverines up 1-0 in the top of the first. The score remained that way until the top of the sixth when Michigan broke the game open when two homeruns and a three-run double. Tatum Buckley drew a lead off walk in the bottom of the seventh, advanced on a Caitlin Hogue base on balls and a Amelia Iacovino grounder, then scored on a wild pitch.
- Madisyn Palmer had two hits and stole a base.
- Kelsey Morrison posted the only other hit for the Owls.
- Mia Olson threw 1.1 scoreless innings in relief.
The Owls will take Saturday off before resuming action against LIU Brooklyn at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday. Live stats and video will be available at fausports.com. In-game updates can be found on the team’s official Twitter page, @fauowlssoftball. For tickets, call the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS or log on to fausports.com.