Melissa Martinez drove in FAU's only run on Sunday.
April 6, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University softball team lost to rival FIU 3-1 on Sunday.
FIU (25-15, 7-5 C-USA) took an early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning on an RBI groundout and Krystal Garcia's double down the line in left. Stephanie Texeira added to the lead in the top of the third inning with a solo homerun to center.
Christina Martinez put the Owls (24-19, 7-8) on the board with a base hit that drove in Delaney Rickey in the bottom of the inning. FAU had runners on first and second in the bottom of the fifth, but a fielder's choice to third ended the inning. The Owls fell below .500 in conference play, and Amanda Wilson dropped to 7-4 with the loss.
FAU will travel to Fort Myers on Wednesday to play Florida Gulf Coast in a doubleheader. The first game will begin at 5 p.m. and live stats will be available at fausports.com. Fans can also follow the action at twitter.com/fauowlssoftball.