Baseball: FAU rallies to defeat South Alabama 10-7 for sixth straight win

Rolando Rosa

In his second game back from an ankle injury, outfielder Alex Hudak had an RBI double in the sixth inning, helping FAU defeat South Alabama 10-7. Photo by Michelle Friswell.

After a slow start, FAU used a pair of multiple run innings to extend a season-high winning streak.

The Owls overcame a 4-0 deficit to defeat South Alabama 10-7 at FAU Baseball Stadium.

FAU (22-10 overall and 10-1 in conference play) has now won six straight games and eight in a row in the Sun Belt Conference.

Trailing 4-0 heading into the bottom of the third, FAU started its comeback with an RBI single from second baseman Mike Albaladejo. Then right fielder Nathan Pittman reached on a fielder’s choice, bringing in shortstop Mitch Morales, cutting the deficit to 4-2.

In the next inning, FAU center fielder Geoff Jimenez singled to left center field, scoring catcher Mike Spano. The Owls evened the game at four with a Morales RBI double, brining home Jimenez.

After South Alabama picked up another run in the fifth, FAU retook the lead for good at 6-5 on left fielder Dylan Seigel’s two-out, two-run homer.

Alex Hudak, playing in his second game after missing time with an ankle injury, was a designated hitter and had an RBI double in the sixth inning to give FAU a 7-5 lead.

Reliever Ahmed Garcia closed the game for the Owls. He allowed no runs and two hits in the final two innings.

Seigel was 4 for 4 with four RBIs. Jimenez went 3 for 5 with an RBI. Mark Nelson was 1 for 3 with two runs.

FAU plays the final game of the series on Sunday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m.