April 6, 2013
TROY, AL - The Florida Atlantic softball team lost both games of its doubleheader to Troy 4-3 and 5-1 on Saturday.
Troy (18-19, 6-4 Sun Belt) scored two runs in both the first and second innings to take 4-0 lead early in the first game. The Owls (24-24, 7-9) threatened in the third but didn't break through until the fourth, when a Trojan error and a two-run double by Alison Milam pulled them to within 4-3.
FAU had runners in scoring position in the fifth and sixth innings, but couldn't tie the score. Carnesha Thompson had a one-out single in the seventh, but a Trojan double play ended the game.
Both teams loaded the bases in the first inning of game two. FAU couldn't capitalize, but Troy scratched across a run for an early 1-0 lead. Jordan Stovall tied the game in the third with an RBI single that scored Stephanie Call. The Trojans immediately answered in the home half of the inning, taking a 2-1 on a squeeze play.
The Owls had runners on first and second with one out in the fourth inning, but another Troy double play ended the threat. Troy broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth with three runs to take a 5-1 lead.
FAU will try to avoid a series sweep in the final game on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. eastern and live stats will be available at www.fausports.com.