Gallery: FAU Softball’s Shutout Victory Over LIU

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Florida Atlantic went 4-1 in their annual FAU Kick-Off Classic this weekend. FAU took on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Friday, Feb. 6 and came out victorious with a final score of 12-7. On Saturday, they were defeated by Kansas 7-6 in their first game, and later beat Georgia Tech 2-0.

The third game against Penn State was rained out on Friday night and rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 8, where FAU triumphed 7-0 over the Nittany Lions. On Friday, Feb. 13, FAU has a doubleheader — Tulsa at 6 p.m. and Michigan State at 8:15 p.m.


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Christina Martinez (4) runs towards first after making contact in the bottom of the first. The result of the play was a base hit due to a fielding error by the first basemen.


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Freshman shortstop Emily Lochten (25) rounds third on her way to scoring one of her two runs on the day.


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Junior outfielder Christina Martinez (4) rounds second base after a passed ball. Martinez scored two of the Owls’ seven runs.


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LIU pitcher, Shelley Procter (24) and catcher Victoria Zamora (7) conference after a rough start to the bottom of the second.


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Junior infielder Melissa Martinez (3) is welcomed by her teammates after hitting a three-run homerun.


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Junior catcher Mickey Bell (18) runs out a ground ball. Bell had six put-outs during the game, anchoring the Owls’ defense.


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Christina Martinez (4) follows through with her swing. The junior out of Miami, Fla. had two at-bats.


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FAU pitcher, Samantha Messer (5) and third basemen Carnesha Thompson (6) talk on the mound prior to the start of the third inning.


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Junior Carnesha Thompson (6) throws to first after fielding a ground ball. Thompson had five assists in the Owls’ 7-0 victory.


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Kylie Mulholland (33) of Long Island University looks back as she approaches second on a pinch hit double. Mulholland was left on base in this inning and had no runs in the game.


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Samantha Messer (5) starts to pitch the ball towards home plate. The senior had one put-out and pitched a complete game.


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Two young FAU fans participate in a dizzy bat race between innings.


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Freshman Tatum Buckley (8) fouls a ball away during her at-bat. She contributed three put-outs to the total of 21.


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Owl’s senior Sarah Howell (1) writes in the dirt as her teammates look on. The Owls have scored 34 runs and given up 13 in their first five games.


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Joan Joyce, the only head coach in FAU Softball history since its founding in 1994, speaks with her team after their 7-0 victory over the LIU Blackbirds.