FAU's bats come alive in series-salvaging 17-3 win at Marshall

FAU's bats came alive Sunday, posting 21 hits Sunday in a 17-3 rout of Marshall in Buckley, W.V.

Nine FAU batters had RBI, led by Robert Buckley's three. 

FAU scored two in the second, three in the third, single runs in the fourth and sixth, and closed with frames of two, three and five runs. 

FAU’s 21 hits is the most in a game this season and is the most since the Owls put up 21 hits against Troy in April 2011, according to FAU athletics. The 17 runs were more than enough to give FAU starter Drew Jackson his fourth win of the season. He threw six innings and allowed three earned runs while striking out five Sunday.

No. 3 hitter Tyler Rocklein was the only Owl starter to not reach base — he went 0-for-7 with three strikeouts and six runners left on base. 

The win avoided a Marshall sweep and improved FAU's record to 17-14, 5-10 in C-USA play. FAU hosts FGCU on Tuesday night. 

 

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