FNU SOFTBALL SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE

FNU softball player Sabrina Steward in action during the gameJacksonville, Fla. –  Florida National University softball team (3-3) faced the Edward Waters College on Tuesday, February 2nd. Florida National Splits the doubleheader losing game one in dramatic fashion, 4-3, and winning the game two by a final of 11-0 in five innings. The contest was played at J. Gardner “Nip” Sams Softball Park, home of the Tigers.

INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: GAME 1

Matchup: Florida National University vs. Edward Waters College
Final Score: Florida National University 3, Edward Waters College 4
Records: Florida National University (2-3), Edward Waters College (1-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Lady Tigers had a flair for the dramatic in the opening contest. Leading 3-2 in the top of the 7th inning, a critical error for EWC allowed a Conquistadors run to score to tie the contest at 3-3.
  • Fast-forwarding to the bottom of the 7th, sophomore second baseman Passion Mills led off the half-inning with a walk, bringing up junior center fielder Ashley Combast.
  • The Hudson, Florida native smacked an RBI single that allowed Mills to come around to score the game-winning run in walk-off fashion.

INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: GAME 2

Matchup: Florida National University vs. Edward Waters College
Final Score: Florida National University 11, Edward Waters College 0
Records: Florida National University (3-3), Edward Waters College (1-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The second game quickly got away from the Purple & Orange with EWC unable to get around a masterful pitching performance from FNU’s Taylor Turner.
  • The Conquistadors had a no-hitter going up until the bottom of the seventh when Jade Jerez hit a bloop single to left field for EWC’s lone hit of the game.
  • The nightcap was busted open at the top of the 4th inning. Already trailing 5-0.
  • EWC allowed six runs to cross home plate, including a grand slam to give the Conquistadors an insurmountable 11-0 lead.

WHAT’S NEXT:

Florida National University Softball team will now face Ave Maria University for a double-header on Wednesday, February 5th at 2:00 pm. The games will take place at Ave Maria, 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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