Baseball: FAU falls to UM 8-5

Rolando Rosa

Catcher Mike Spano (pictured) and the Owls had their four-game winning streak snapped by the Hurricanes in front of a season best crowd of 1,418. Photo by Michelle Friswell.

Different location, same results.

After an FAU loss nearly a month ago to University of Miami on the road, Wednesday night marked an opportunity for revenge.

Instead, it turned out to be more of the same.

FAU lost to No. 9 UM again, this time 8-5 at FAU Baseball Stadium. The Owls tied the game at two in the fourth inning on RBI’s by Greg Bennis and Mitch Morales, but gave up three runs in the fifth as the Canes took the lead for good.

After allowing an RBI double from UM infielder Ronny Rodriguez in the fifth inning, Owls starting pitcher Bo Logan was yanked in favor of reliever Mike Sylvestri. He would immediately give up a two RBI single to UM infielder Brad Fieger.

Logan allowed eight hits in 4.1 innings.

After hitting three home runs in the series sweep over FIU and being named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week, first baseman Mark Nelson went 1 for 4.

Designated hitter Ricky Santiago was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Second baseman Mike Albaladejo went 2 for 3. Third baseman Kyle Newton was 2 for 2 with an RBI. Catcher Mike Spano went 2 for 4.

The Owls will have one final chance this season on April 24 in Coral Gables for a victory over the Canes.

Infielder Ricky Santiago was one of four FAU players with at least two hits. With 12 hits, FAU had just one less hit than UM, but still lost the game 8-5. Photo by Melissa Landolfa.

FAU plays a three-game road series against conference opponent Middle Tennessee starting March 23 at 7:00 p.m.