After Morales grounded out, designated hitter Alex Hudak stepped to the plate with two men in scoring position and one out. Hudak was able to slam a double to right field that would bring around both Albaladejo and Gomez, tying the score at 3. After pitch runner Dylan Seigel was substituted for Hudak at second base, third baseman Kyle Newton was intentionally walked by FIU closer Gomez, putting runners on the corners as first baseman Mark Nelson came up to bat. Nelson would walk on four straight balls from the closer and loaded for right fielder Corey Keller. The Owls were able to draw four walks in the bottom of the ninth.
Keller stepped up into the batters box with the bases loaded and one out. Keller looked on as the count was 2-2 and would hit the next pitch over the right field side of the infield for a game winning RBI single, bringing Newton around to score from first base.
The winning pitcher for the Owls was freshman left hander Bo Logan, who with the victory improved his record to 3-3 on the season with a 4.83 ERA. Logan gave up no runs and struck out four batters as he pitched the final three innings against FIU. The regular season title assures the Owls will have a first round bye in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament which begins May 23rd in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
FAU plays the final game of the regular season on Saturday May 19 versus FIU at 1 p.m. at FAU Baseball Stadium.