Owls Headed to Alabama For Six Game Road Trip
Samantha Messer had wins over South Alabama and Troy last season.


Samantha Messer had wins over South Alabama and Troy last season.

April 2, 2013

BOCA RATON, FL - The Florida Atlantic softball team will head to Alabama for a six game road trip this week. This will be the final regular season trip to both schools before the Owls depart for Conference USA this summer.

FAU (24-20, 7-5 Sun Belt) lost its series to North Texas, dropping a doubleheader to the Mean Green after winning the series opener. Those losses snapped what had been a 10 game winning streak for the Owls.

No. 23 South Alabama will be first up on the trip. The Jaguars (29-7, 6-3) beat LSU 12-5 before losing two of their three games against Western Kentucky. USA is a defensive oriented squad, led by the pitching of junior preseason all-conference selection Hannah Campbell. Campbell is fourth in the nation with a 0.87 ERA. As a team, the Jaguars are ninth nationally in both ERA (1.49) and fielding percentage (.978). USA won two of last season's three meetings, including a 3-1 win in the opener, despite Taylor Fawbush throwing a no-hitter.

After facing the Jaguars, the Owls will move on to Troy to face the Trojans (14-19, 4-4) Troy leads the Sun Belt with a .336 team batting average in conference play. The Trojans won last year's season series, winning twice in Boca Raton.

The Owls' series against South Alabama begins with a doubleheader on Wednesday at 5 p.m. eastern. Live stats will be available at www.fausports.com.

 

 

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