EL PASO, TEXAS – The Florida Atlantic University softball team lost to UTEP 6-4 in its regular season finale on Sunday. The Owls are now 35-20 and finish their Conference USA schedule with a 15-9 record.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third when the Miners struck for three runs to take a 3-0 lead. Lauren Whitt put FAU on the board in the top of the fifth with an RBI single that scored Summer Damiano. UTEP (12-36, 6-18) answered with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning to make the score 4-1. Two more Miner runs in the sixth pushed their lead to 6-1. In the seventh inning, the Owls mounted a rally, scoring three runs and had the tying run at the plate, but a groundout ended the game.
- Emily Lochten went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
- Madison Palmer singled twice and scored a run.
- Alex Miller and Lauren Whitt went 2-for-3. Whitt also drove in a run and scored.
- Amanda Peck singled and scored.
The Owls will be the no. 4 seed at the C-USA Tournament. They will play the winner of WKU/UAB at 6 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 10. The game will be streamed on beIN Connect and live stats will be available at fausports.com. In-game updates will also be available through the team’s Twitter account, @fauowlssoftball.