FAU led UK going into the 7TH as Wright State gets toppled by the Lady Owls
It was no mistake that right out of the blocks, the University of Kentucky Center fielder Emily Joiner placed a towering shot over the left field fence that may have had the distance to go over the fence in a Major League ball park.
The Wildcats fell asleep a little in the middle innings, but were able to score four runs in the final inning, catapulting them into the winners circle. Each team utilized one pitcher apiece in support.
It's not uncommon that teams go with one pitcher. With a seven inning game, compared to a nine inning game for the men, there is less need for relief in later innings. Throwing underhand is also less taxing than throwing overhand, due to shoulder jars.
The Owls were strong this night, putting up three runs in the third inning. Although FAU was unable to match last up opportunities the way Kentucky had, they still held the lead going into the final frame.
Kentucky may have been playing the averages by figuring the Lady Owls were going to use Stephanie Call to throw a complete game. At some point, Kentucky saw something which would allow them to take their chances with a win resulting on the horizon.
Call threw eight strikeouts to six for Kentucky's Ellen Weaver. Call also was two for three at the plate. First baseman Laura Man went two for three as well. Jordan Stovall, Stephanie Call and Taylor Fawbush all crossed the plate once, representing the three runs the Lady Owls scored.
The second game of the day for FAU went according to plan. The Lady Owls were able to capture the win over Wright State in their following game. Stephanie Call is an all around multifaceted MVP type player, as her mere presence effects how teams play against her. She was responsible for getting on board twice as Wright State pitched around her.
Taylor Fawbush and Carly Speerin went two for three and two for four respectively, as FAU scored two runs in the first, third and fourth innings. FAU also collected eight hits to five for Wright State.
Freshman Paige Pender threw a complete game and recorded her first win as a College Player. Team support with standing, the Lady Owls only had one error to six for Wright State, as Pender threw to 26 batters.