Baseball: FAU bats explode in 11th inning of first extra-inning game of the season against UCF

The 5-0 shutout is FAU’s seventh win in a row.


Photo by Max Jackson

Chris Libreros, Contributing Writer

Florida Atlantic senior right fielder Brett Lashley snapped a scoreless 11th inning by cracking a single to left field, bringing home sophomore catcher Gunnar Lambert as part of a five-run inning for FAU.

That run would ultimately close the book on the University of Central Florida (17-14) in No. 12 FAU’s (22-4) first extra-inning game this season as the Owls shut out UCF in a 5-0 victory Wednesday night in Orlando, Florida.

Following 10 innings of missed opportunities for FAU, in which it left 12 runners on base, the Owls finally broke through in the 11th inning with Lashley’s single. Junior second baseman Stephen Kerr hit an RBI single and junior shortstop CJ Chatham cracked an RBI double to left field to add on the the Owls’ fresh lead.

UCF used a nine-man rotation and no pitcher stayed on the mound for no longer than two innings. The shortest duty belonging to sophomore pitcher Eric Hepple who was pulled after earning just one out.

FAU sophomore pitcher David Mckay earned his third win of the season. He conceded two hits in the six innings he pitched.

McKay was relieved by senior Robbie Coursel, redshirt senior Devon Carr and sophomore Alex House.

The win extends FAU’s winning streak to seven, and is the ninth win in the team’s last 10 games.

FAU will host the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in a three game series that begins Friday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m.

Christopher Libreros is a contributing writer with the University Press. To contact him on this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @ChrisIsAirborne.