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Owls Rally in Game Two for Split

April 21, 2004

Stetson 3, FAU 1 (Final Stats)
FAU 5, Stetson 3 (Final Stats)

DeLAND, FL - No 25 Florida Atlantic University rallied from a three-run deficit in game two of an Atlantic Sun Conference doubleheader with Stetson University to gain a split Wednesday night in DeLand, FL. Stetson won game one, 3-1, before FAU took game two, 4-3. The Owls, who moved into the top-25 in the USA Today/NFCA Collegiate Top-25, are now 45-14 on the year and 12-2 in the A-Sun. Pam Mazzarella and Jenn Piazza each homered on the night. Mazzarella went 4-for-5 on the night while Piazza was 3-for-6 with two RBIs.

In game two, the Hatters (40-10, 12-4 A-Sun) scored two runs in a four-hit first inning and added another run in the third to lead 3-0.

In the top of the fourth, the Owls rallied for four runs to take the lead. After Mazzarella and Braggins led off with singles, Piazza singled to right center to drive in Mazzarella with the first run. With one out, Amy Bellisari singled to drive in Braggins to make it 3-2. With two outs, Piazza scored on a wild pitch, and Bellisari came around to score on a throwing error to give the Owls a 4-3 lead.

Piazza led off the sixth with her fourth homer of the season to increase FAU's lead to 5-3.

Amanda Morin (17-6) picked up the complete-game victory. She pitched five innings and allowed three runs on six hits. She struck out three and walked two. Morin allowed just one hit to the final 24 batters she faced.

In game one, Stetson took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third before the Owls wasted little time responding. Mazzarella led off the fourth with a long home run to right field, her third of the year, to tie the game at 1-1. The Hatters scored two unearned runs in the sixth to account for the game's final scoring.

Florida Atlantic is next in action May 1 when it takes on Troy State in Troy, AL.



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