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FAU Softball Falls to Louisiana Tech 4-0
FAU returns home to host rival FIU beginning on Saturday, April 5

March 30, 2014

RUSTON, La. – The Florida Atlantic softball team lost to Louisiana Tech 4-0 in the rubber game of a weekend series on Sunday.

Samantha Messer and Bianca Duran were locked in a pitchers’ duel for the early portion of the game. Neither team was able to score through the first four innings, in part due to spectacular defensive plays made by both teams. The Lady Techsters (13-22, 4-8 C-USA) broke through in the bottom of the fifth. Tech led off the inning with a double, advanced when Messer was called for an illegal pitch, then scored on a squeeze play.

The Last Meeting
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March 29, 2014
Ruston, LA
Softball Splits Doubleheader With Louisiana Tech
The Florida Atlantic softball team split its doubleheader with Louisiana Tech on Saturday, winning the first game 7-2, but falling 3-1 in game two.

In the sixth inning, three hits and an FAU error pushed the lead to 4-0. The Owls’ (23-17, 6-6) best chance to score came in the fourth inning when they loaded the bases with two out. However, a fielder’s choice ended the threat.

Messer dropped to 11-5 on the year, despite throwing her ninth complete game of the season. Whitley Herb and Laura Mann had the only two hits of the day for the Owls.

FAU returns home to host rival FIU for a three-game series, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 5. The first game will start at 4 p.m. and will air on Fox Sports Net. Live stats will be available at A link to watch the game through the C-USA Digital Network package will also be available at



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