Miami Comes Up Short at Florida Atlantic

Miami Comes Up Short at Florida Atlantic

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The University of Miami baseball team dropped its first road contest of the year, falling to the Florida Atlantic Owls, 6-4, Tuesday evening at FAU Baseball Stadium.

FAU (9-6) scored in five of the first six innings and the Owls’ bullpen kept Miami (9-7) in check, holding the Hurricanes to just one run after the third inning.

First baseman Emilio Gonzalez led the charge for FAU, finishing with a pair of hits and three RBI. Gonzalez delivered a two-run single in the third, which vaulted the Owls ahead, 5-4.

The narrow cushion was more than enough for right-handers Danny Trehey, Steven Andrews and Braden Ostrander.

Trehey (1-0) earned the victory after tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Zach Abbey.

Andrews bridged the gap to Ostrander (2), who recorded the final four outs to lock down the win for FAU.

Miami left-handed hurler Ashton Crowther (0-2), who was making his first career start, was tagged with the loss. Crowther was charged with five runs on six hits across 3 2/3 frames.

In the defeat, freshman Daniel Cuvet continued his scorching hot start, smacking his team-leading ninth home run in a multi-hit performance.

Led by Jason Torres’ three-hit effort, the Hurricanes outhit the Owls, 9-8.

Up next, Miami returns home to Mark Light Field to face No. 16 North Carolina. The three-game set begins at 7 p.m. Friday.

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