FNU FALLS TO NAIA #16 WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

FNU Baseball player during the gameBabson Park, Florida — The Florida National University (0-3) baseball lost to NAIA National ranked #16 Webber International University (5-2) 7-2 on Friday night from the heart of Florida Field, Babson Park, Florida, home of the Warriors. With the loss, the Conquistadors fall to 0-3 while the Warriors improve to 5-2.

INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: 

Matchup: #16 Webber International University vs. Florida National
Final Score: #16 Webber International University 7, Florida National 2
Records: #16 Webber International University (5-2), Florida National (0-3)
Pitchers of Record: W: Austin Dreher (2-1) L: ZjeanuwayneBraafhart (0-0)
Location: Heart of Florida Field, Babson Park, Florida.

  • After falling behind 1-0 after an unearned run by Florida National (0-3) at the top of the second inning, Webber (5-2) answered back in the bottom half of the second scoring twice on balks by the pitcher.
  • A two-run, two-out single to center by the warriors in the bottom of the third inning to double Webber’s run total to four.
  • Then, the Warriors put together their third two-run inning of the ballgame in the bottom of the sixth with two more wild runs.
  • Lastly, following another unearned run for FNU in the top of the eighth inning, the Warriors scored for the third time at the bottom of the eighth with a hit by a pitch.

WHAT’S NEXT:

Webber and FNU will return to the Heart of Florida Baseball Field tomorrow on Saturday, February 8, to complete the series with a doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. The series will take place at Babson Park, FL.

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Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director

About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro, and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well-rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity,  leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.

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