Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lions Fall 8-3, Look to Clinch Series on Sunday

What began as the Garrett Wittels chasing history series has slowly developed into a heavyweight fight between two mid-majors showing the nation they are ready to play on the big stage.  After SLU landed a vicious right hook on Friday with a 10-2 win, the Panthers picked themselves up off of the canvas with a 8-2 win on Saturday to even the series.  The rubber match on Sunday is set for Sunday at 6:30.  The game can be seen on  As of Saturday evening ESPN was not sure if the game will be televised on ESPNU.

SLU    1 0 0  1 0 0  0 1 0     3  6 2
FIU     0 3 3  0 2 0  0 0 x    8 10 1

WP - Phil Haig (1-0)
LP - Joseph Koon (0-1)
Save - None

Top Hitters:
Cody Gougler 2-4
Jonathan Pace 1-3, HR, RBI, 2 Runs

Pace hit is first career HR as Lion in the 1st inning

Jacob Fisher recorded his first hit as a Lion

Freshmen pitchers Steven Poche, Matt Pittari, and Dylan Hills all took the bump for the first time in their careers.  All three faced FIU's All-American Garrett Wittels and retired him, with Hills striking him out.

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