Baseball: FAU powers past Boston College 13-4

Jordan Robrish

FAU defeated Boston College on Wednesday night 13-4, snapping a two-game losing streak. The Owls were able to take a close 1-1 game into the bottom of the third inning and make their bats light up the scoreboard as the team went for seven runs behind a three-run home run from freshman shortstop Ricky Santiago. Santiago’s first career collegiate home run put the Owls ahead, and the team wouldn’t look back for the rest of the game.

The Owls weren’t finished putting up runs as right fielder Corey Keller would add to the team’s lead with a grand slam to right field in the bottom of the eighth inning. Keller’s homer put the Owls ahead 13-4. In total, Boston College used six pitchers, who gave up a combined two home runs in addition to eight walks throughout the course of the game.

FAU’s pitchers fared much better against the Eagles as the team used four pitchers throughout the game, giving up one walk the entire night. The win gives the Owl’s a 9-5 record on the season and places the team in first place in the Sun Belt Eastern Conference.

The Owls are back in action again tomorrow as they play begin a three game set at home against Rutgers at 6:30 p.m.