April 19, 2002
Boca Raton, FL -
Florida Atlantic University was held scoreless through 12 innings by Georgia State University which allowed the Panthers to take game one 2-0, however, with two outs in the bottom of the sixth the Owls bats came alive with six runs for the second game's final 6-0. With the split, FAU moves to 51-8 and 14-2 in Atlantic Sun Conference play.
Heather Wright got a one-out rally started with a bunt single and took second on an overthrow. Nikki Myers, was intentionally walked. With two outs, Callie Piper hit an RBI single. Ginny Matthew followed with a walk. Third baseman, Jennifer Piazza then hit a two run single, followed by an Amy Bellisari and a Michelle Shirah two-run double to end the scoring.
Nikki Myers pitched seven complete innings to improve her record to 29-4. She retired 11 by strikeout and earned her 15 shutout of the season. Myers remains perfect in conference play.
Candice Freel pitched a complete game and allowed just three hits. The freshman hurler gave up a hit in the first, a double in the fourth followed by a homer. She struck out five and walked two. Freel's record moves to 22-4.
FAU will next play host to Florida International, 2 pm, Sunday. It is a single game.