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Softball Blanks Campbell Twice

April 10, 2004

FAU 5, Campbell 0 (Final Stats)
FAU 1, Campbell 0 (Final Stats)

BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University did not allow a run in sweeping an Atlantic Sun Conference doubleheader with Campbell University Saturday afternoon at FAU Field in Boca Raton, FL. The Owls defeated the Camels, 5-0, in game one as Candice Freel won her 13th straight game. FAU took game two, 1-0, behind a two-hit shutout by Amanda Morin. FAU, which is receiving votes in both national polls, banged out a combined 19 hits while allowing just five. The wins improved FAU to 40-13 on the year and 7-1 in the A-Sun.

FAU scored three runs in the first inning of game one. Jessica Sachs led off with a bunt single, and Callie Piper followed with a walk. Both advanced a base on a wild pitch before, with one out, Jessica Braggins singled up the middle to drive in Sachs with the game's first run.

Jenn Piazza followed with a single that scored Piper to make it 2-0. With two outs, Ginny Matthews singled to score Piazza with the third run.

FAU scored two more times in fourth. The first run came across on one-out RBI-single by Piper. The second scored on a throwing error.

The runs were plenty for Freel. The junior pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with four strikeouts. Freel improved her record to 19-6. Ashley Greene pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

In game one, Sachs went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Braggins and Piazza each went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

The Owls scored the only run of game two in the third when Piper singled with Sachs at first and Jenna Lopez at second. Lopez scored as Sachs was caught in a rundown to give FAU a 1-0 lead.



That would hold up behind the arm of Morin, who pitched for the first time since March 27. She allowed only two singles and struck out 10 in the complete-game shutout. Morin improved to 15-6 while the shutout was her fifth.

In all, four Owls had three or more hits on the day. Sachs finished 4-for-7. Piper, Braggins, and Mazzarella each collected three hits. Jenna Lopez and Piazza also added two hits each.

The wins moved FAU into a three-way tie for second place in the A-Sun with Stetson and Troy State. UCF leads the conference with a 10-0 record.

Florida Atlantic next hosts Mercer, April 16, in a doubleheader at 6:00pm at FAU Field.

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