April 13, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Florida Atlantic softball team was unable to complete a series sweep of Charlotte, losing to the 49ers 2-1 on Sunday.
The game was scoreless until the top of the sixth, when Christina Martinez led off the inning with a single to left, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by her sister Melissa and scored on Shelby Knox's base hit up the middle.
Samantha Messer held the Niners hitless through six innings, before giving up a double to left center to lead off the seventh. The next batter, Charlotte center fielder Jessica Plemmons hit a ball over the fence in center field to end the game.
The Owls fall to 27-21 on the year and 9-9 in Conference USA play. Charlotte improved to 16-20, 7-10 on the season. FAU returns home to host UTEP for a three game series beginning with a doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 18. Friday will also be Senior Night and FAU's four seniors will be honored before the first game.
Live stats and live video of the game will be available at www.fausports.com. For tickets, contact the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.