March 22, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - Taylor Fawbush's no-hitter of Bethune Cookman was the highlight as the Florida Atlantic University softball team won both of its games on day one of the Parents' Weekend Tournament.
Bethune-Cookman's only base runners came on three walks and two Owl errors. Christina Martinez provided all the scoring Fawbush would need in the third inning on a RBI single to drive in Whitley Herb. FAU added three more runs in the inning on a Wildcat error and base hits by Alexa Ballard and Jordan Stovall.
Kathryn Spack drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the sixth and eventually came around to score on another RBI base hit by Christina Martinez. Another BCU error allowed the second run of the inning to score. That brought Stephanie Call to the plate and the senior blasted a two-run homerun to center that ended the game and secured Fawbush's no-hitter. It is the second no-hitter of Fawbush's career and 23rd in school history.
The Owls defeated Dartmouth 5-0 in their first game of the day. Alison Milam put FAU on the board first with her RBI single that allowed Ballard to score in the top of the second. Lindsey Shell scored later in the inning on a Carnesha Thompson double to left.
FAU loaded the bases in the top of the third and Ballard drove in Melissa Martinez to put the Owls ahead 3-0. Thompson hit a solo homerun to left center in the fourth to make the score 4-0. The game's final run came on a Stephanie Call base hit that plated Christina Martinez.
In the circle, Samantha Messer threw a complete game four hitter to pick up the win.
FAU will continue play at the Parents' Weekend Tournament on Saturday. The Owls will play Iowa State at 3:45 p.m and Bethune-Cookman at 6 p.m. Live stats will be available at www.fausports.com.
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