FAU failed to sweep South Alabama and its six-game win streak came to a close with Sunday’s 7-4 loss, but the Owls are still on top of the Sun Belt standings after winning their fourth straight conference series.
FAU (22-11, 10-2) never trailed in Friday’s opening game against the Jaguars, winning 7-5. On Saturday the Owls got behind 3-0 midway through the third inning before Dylan Seigel keyed a comeback that led to a 10-7 win.
Seigel, a junior from Fort Lauderdale making his seventh start, went 4-for-4 with four RBI, as he had a two-run double in the bottom of the third and two-run single in the bottom of the fourth. The Owls had 16 hits in the game, and seven players had at least one RBI.
On Sunday the Owls took an early 1-0 lead, but the game was tied at 3-3 after five innings, and the Jaguars scored three runs in the sixth and FAU could not muster a second comeback. The Jaguars (12-20, 7-5) collected 14 hits off five different Owls’ pitchers to escape the sweep.
FAU has won all four of its conference series, sweeping two of them (Florida International andLouisiana-Lafayette).
FAU's next game is Tuesday, but instead of hosting Florida Gulf Coast as originally scheduled, the Owls will travel to Naples.
The switch was made because President Barack Obama is giving a speech at FAU Arena Tuesday afternoon, and that section of campus, which includes FAU Baseball Stadium, will be closed.
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