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Saturday's result: FAU 13, Boston College 2


Bats heating up

Florida Atlantic’s offense puts up big numbers as the Owls defeat Boston College 13-2 in the Auburn Classic on Saturday

Originally published on 2/27/2010

by Marcus Nelson

A day after FAU batters failed in crucial situations in a loss to Mizzou, the Owls came up with big hits in a 13-2 victory vs. Boston College in Auburn, Ala. On Saturday.

FAU pounded out 11 hits and got a second strong seven-inning performance from Mike Gipson to bounce back from Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Tigers.

Gipson earned his second victory of the season, scattering six hits while walking just one and striking out four.

“I thought we played very well today and Mike Gipson gave us a good chance to win the game,” said coach John McCormack.  “We got timely hitting and picked up a good victory over a good Boston College club.”

With the bases loaded in the second inning  junior outfielder Andy Mee hit a 3-RBI double as part of seven-run outburst that saw FAU send 11 men to the plate.

In the fifth, Anthony Mesa also cleared the bases, this time with a 3-run loaded triple - part of a five-run inning.

GameCenter: FAU 13, Boston College 2

Moving forward: Joey Burkhalter was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI…Raymond Church was 2-for-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.

Moving backward: Colby Gratton was 0-for-3…Leadoff hitter Mike Albaladejo was 0-for-4.

Up Next:The Owls play tournament host Auburn at 4 p.m. Sunday.




FAU (3-2, 0-0 Sun Belt)
 at Auburn (3-1, 0-0 SEC)

 Pitching plans: Owls RHP Kevin Alexander (1-0, 0.00) vs. Tigers LHP Cole Nelson (1-0, 0.00)

 About the Tigers: All nine players who started two games or more during Auburn’s season-opening series against Southeast Missouri drove in at least one run, led by Brian Fletcher’s six. Injuries forced Auburn to begin the season without starting outfielders Trent Mummey and Casey McElory, and a hand injury to Mummey’s backup, Justin Fradejas, during the opening weekend will limit him to pinch-running duties…Auburn entered the weekend with a 3.86 team ERA.


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