March 12, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University baseball team fell in its midweek series opener to the University of Maine 8-0 on Tuesday, March 12 at the FAU Baseball Stadium. The loss drops the Owls to 10-7 on the season.
FAU's bats were silenced by Maine (9-10) starting pitcher Jake Marks, who tossed a three-hit, complete-game shutout. He recorded eight strikeouts in the contest. The visitors broke the game open with a six-run fourth inning.
Leading 1-0, Maine scored its first run of the fourth inning with a bases-loaded single by Sam Balzano to plate Brian Doran. A pair of two-run singles by Colin Gay and Michael Fransoso gave the Black Bears a 6-0 advantage. Fransoso capped the inning by scoring on Alex Calbick's RBI single.
Maine added another run in the eighth inning.
FAU starting pitcher Brandon Rhodes suffered the loss, dropping to 1-1 on the season. The left hander allowed three runs in three innings.
Junior second baseman Robert Buckley, junior outfielders Geoff Jimenez and Tyler Rocklein each had one hit in the loss.
The Owls return to the diamond on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. when they close out the series against Maine.
Live audio and statistics of the game are available at www.fausports.com.
Season and single-game tickets are available by contacting the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.