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 ESPN3.com. 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
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.