FAU pticher Drew Jackson and catcher Ryan Miller watch as Jeff Schalk's home run sails over the right field wall.
Drew Jackson kept UAB scoreless for 8 1/3 innings before a walk-off homer sent FAU into the losers bracket of the C-USA tournament.
MTSU (11-7, 3-0 C-USA)
at FAU (19-3, 3-0 C-USA)
Fans enjoying the NCAA Regional in Gainesville. More fan photos
After FAU's 2-1 loss to UAB, it will take a Herculian effort from the Owls' pitching staff to win the C-USA tournament. FAU would have to play five...
FAU wins C-USA tournament opener. Owls also still have normal Friday night starter Kyle Miller saved for Thursday.
Congrats to Brendon Sanger on being named Conference USA Player of the Year. C.J. Chatham joined Sanger as a first team All-Conference performer....
Brandon Rhodes will get the ball for FAU in the Owls' C-USA tournament opener against ODU.
Shemar Smith did de-commit, but did so saying FAU is still his top choice. This could be one of those recruits who changes his mind multiple times in...
FAU baseball, Florida Atlantic baseball, FAU owls sports
FAU baseball began a new chapter in 2009. For the first time since 1988, someone other than Kevin Cooney skippered Florida Atlantic baseball’s lineup. John McCormack, who had been an FAU baseball assistant coach since 1991, took over for Cooney, looking to continue to build what has become one of the strongest of the FAU Owls sports programs.
Cooney oversaw FAU baseball’s move to the Division I level. Under Cooney, Florida Atlantic baseball made eight NCAA regional appearances, the most among any of the FAU Owls major sports teams.
In his first year, McCormack showed he can produce similar success. FAU baseball overcame a rash of injuries to its pitching staff to finish with a 30-26 record.
Taking in a baseball game can be one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an afternoon or evening at FAU. Owls’ sports fans have grown accustomed to the relaxed atmosphere offered by the berms and the close proximity to the action provided by the bleachers. There are plans to expand those bleachers in the coming years, hoping to offer an even better view of FAU baseball.