May 4, 2014
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Florida Atlantic University softball team made use of the long ball to defeat Middle Tennessee 5-0 on Sunday. The victory completed a three-game sweep for the Owls.
With her twin sister Christina already on second, Melissa Martinez homered to left in the top of first inning to give FAU a 2-0 lead. The shot was the second of the season for the sophomore. Kathryn Spack added a two-run homerun of her own in the second inning, scoring Carnesha Thompson and pushing the Owls' advantage to 4-0. Spack scored the final run of the game, advancing home on a Whitley Herb base hit in the top of the seventh.
In the circle, Amanda Wilson threw her third shutout of the season to improve to 10-4 on the year. She scattered six hits and struck out four in the win.
FAU ends the regular season with a 33-21 overall record and went 15-9 in their first season in Conference USA. The Owls will host the Conference USA Tournament, May 8-10 in Boca Raton, Florida. Their first opponent and game time are still to be announced. Live stats of the game will be available at fausports.com and live video of all quarterfinal and semifinal games will be available through the C-USA Digital Network. For tournament ticket information, contact the FAU Ticket Office at 561-297-4114.