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No. 23 FAU Softball Splits Doubleheader With Southern Miss

Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 March 25, 2016

Box Score

BOCA RATON, Fla. - After a two hour rain delay, the no. 23 Florida Atlantic University softball team split a doubleheader with Southern Miss on Friday. The Owls (27-6, 4-1 Conference USA) beat the Golden Eagles 3-0 in game one, but lost game two 3-2.

Game 1 Notables

Key Plays
Lochten singled up the middle to score Delaney Rickey. Lochten scored later in the inning while Melissa Martinez was caught in a rundown. Lochten homered to center in the fourth to account for the final run of the game.

Game 2 Notables

  • Amanda Wilson dropped to 8-3 in the circle, despite giving up just four hits.
  • Six different Owls had hits in the game.
  • Tatum Buckley hit her first homerun of the season,

Key Plays
Southern Miss scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-0 lead. After Melissa Martinez reached on a bunt single, Buckley hit a shot over the fence in left to pull FAU within a run. Kiley Southall reached on a bloop single with one out, but the next two batters were retired to end the game.

Quotable
Head Coach Joan Joyce
On game 2: "It took us a while to focus and by the time we did, it was too late. (The team) is disappointed that they lost, but I expect them to come out ready to play (on Saturday)."

Up Next
The Owls and Golden Eagles will meet in the series finale on Saturday, March 26. Game time is noon eastern. Live stats and video will be available at fausports.com. In-game updates will be available at twitter.com/fauowlssoftball.

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