Boca Raton, FL (April 29, 2017) - Florida Atlantic University's softball team swept ts doubleheader against Conference USA opponent UTSA on Saturday. The Owls won the first game 1-0 and the second game 3-0. FAU is now 32-18 on the year and 12-8 in conference play.
Head Coach Joan Joyce
"Today's games for us went really well. We need to work on getting some more hits that can lead to some more runs for us."
Game 1 Highlights
- Mia Olson was 1-for-2
- Madisyn Palmer was 2-for-2 and scored the only run of the game
- Emily Lochten and Tatum Buckley each added a hit
- Amanda Wilson pitched 7.0 innings and held UTSA scoreless on five hits adding three strikeouts.
The first and only run for the game came in the bottom of the third inning from Palmer. She reached on a bunt, stole second, and scored from second on a sacrifice bunt by Delaney Rickey. In the top of the seventh, the Roadrunners had Madison Kinley on third base trying to knock in the tying run with two outs but the Owls got the third out on a grounder to first, ending the game.
Game 2 Highlights
- Emily Lochten went 1-for-2 and scored a run
- Madisyn Palmer and Delaney Rickey each went 1-for-3; Palmer added a run
- Summer Damiano scored a run
- Tatum Buckley pitched 7.0 innings, holding UTSA scoreless on six hits and added a strikeout
In the first inning, FAU scored two runs to go ahead 2-0. It wasn't until the bottom of the fifth when they got their next run from Damiano as she pinch ran for Kaitlyn Burke. The Owls held the Roadrunners scoreless in both games.
The Owls will be back in action for the third game of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m. For tickets call 1-866-FAUOwls. You can also follow the team via fausports.com for live scoring. The game will be streamed online on beIN Connect. Updates will also be available on the team's Twitter account, @fauowlssoftball.