(May 20, 2006) - Florida Atlantic scored three runs in the seventh inning, completing a two-run rally and finishing off a sweep of the Bucs 7-3 to close out the regular season Saturday afternoon at FAU Field.
Trailing 2-1, second baseman William Block reached to lead off the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch, and advanced to second on designated hitter Mike McKenna's single to left. Third baseman Daniel Cook followed with a double down the right field line to tie the game. Shortstop Nick Arata bunted back to Glafenhein, and no play could be made, scoring McKenna and moving runners to the corners with no one out. Left fielder Jordan Hafer drove Cook home with a single to left, capping the inning's scoring.
After five scoreless innings, the Bucs (29-25, 14-16) finally broke through in the sixth, plating two runs and claiming their second lead of the series. Senior Shane Byrne (
The Owls (29-26, 14-16) cut the lead in half, stringing together three consecutive singles, and loaded the bases with one out, but reliever Caleb Glafenhein (Knoxville, Tenn.) induced Silversmith to ground into a 6-4-3 double play, ending the threat.
After the big seventh inning, the Owls added three more runs in the eighth inning, and the Bucs for the game's final margin.
Junior Tony Lombardi (
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