Baseball: FAU bats stay hot in win over Rutgers

The Owls have scored 10 or more runs in six of their last eight games.


Owls senior third baseman Austin Langham throws a ball to first base during FAU’s game versus the University of Miami on March 1. Ryan Lynch | Editor in Chief

Hans Belot Jr., Sports Editor


lorida Atlantic baseball’s early season offensive dominance continued Tuesday night as it defeated the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights 14-2 in Boca Raton.

The Owls (11-5-1) have scored double-digit runs in six of their last eight games and have won all of them.

FAU had four players each finish with two runs on the night, led by David Miranda. The junior finished with two runs against the Scarlet Knights (6-10), one of which came on a home run, and three RBIs.

After falling down 1-0 in the second inning, freshman Pedro Pages homered one to left field while also allowing freshman Gary Mattis to score, giving the Owls a 2-1 lead. FAU would explode in the fifth inning, scoring five runs while pushing its lead to 8-2.

Miranda would cap off the win with his home run in the seventh inning, batting the ball to right field while collecting two RBIs on the play.

FAU begins its conference schedule when it hosts Middle Tennessee for a three-game series starting on Friday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Hans Belot Jr. is the sports editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him at @Don_Phenom_.