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FAU Softball Sweeps Doubleheader from FGCU
Alex Miller hit .500 on Wednesday.
April 12, 2017

Final Stats

FORT MYERS, Fla.  - Florida Atlantic University's softball team won both games of its doubleheader against Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday. The Owls won the first game 3-2 in nine innings and the second ­­game 8-3. FAU is now 26-15 on the year.

Game 1 Highlights




Key Plays

FGCU was the first to crack the scoreboard, in the bottom of the second inning with two solo homeruns, taking a 2-0 lead.  FAU answered back with two runs of their own in the top of the fifth.  Palmer scored on a single up the middle by Rickey and then Rickey scored from a double to center field by Emily Lochten.  The game remained scoreless until the top of the ninth inning when Mia Olson hit a home run to left field.  The Owls held off the Eagles in the bottom of the ninth to take the victory 3-2. 


Game 2 Highlights

Key Plays

Palmer led off the game for the Owls with a walk, stole second, and advanced to third on a Delaney Rickey hit to shortstop.  Palmer came around to score on a Buckley single.  FAU scored five runs in the top of the forth inning.  The Eagles had three errors in that inning and five throughout the duration of the game.  The Owls kept FGCU from getting back into the game only allowing two runs in the final four innings. 


Up Next

The Owls will be back in action on Friday as they host Middle Tennessee for a weekend conference series.  For tickets, call 1-866-FAU-OWLS.  You can also follow the team via for live video and live stats. Fans can also follow the action at the team’s official Twitter account, @fauowlssoftball.

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