March 9, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University's softball fell to the University of Kansas 10-0 in the Owls first scheduled game and defeated Stony Brook University 5-0 in game two, Saturday.
The first game, scheduled for 6 p.m. started at 7:47 p.m. after one of the day's games took 12 innings to decide and the game just prior to FAU's saw the two teams combine for seven home runs.
The delays may have cooled the Owl bats while Kansas, which was involved in the game that appeared to be a home run derby, returned to the field just minutes after leaving and continued to swing away taking the FAU game in five innings and holding the Owls scoreless.
FAU sent Paige Pender to the mound in game two and the sophomore held Stony Brook scoreless through seven innings of work. Pender gave up just four hits, walked three and struck out three to earn the victory.
Offensively, Jordan Stovall and Carnesha Thompson were 2-for-3 each at the plate, including a double and a run scored by Thompson. But the big hit of the night was a two RBI double down the left line by Lauren Tremblay. In all, FAU had nine hits.
FAU which moves to 11-15 on the year and 3-0 in Sun Belt Conference play will be back on the field 3 p.m. Sunday to conclude the FAU Invitational which begins at 9 a.m.
Tickets may be purchased at the game. Live gametracker is available at www.fausports.com.