Florida Atlantic Advances In NCAAs

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Corey Keller drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth-inning double, and Florida Atlantic beat Towson 6-5 on Sunday in an elimination game at the Chapel Hill Regional.

Keller had three hits and drove in three runs for the second-seeded Owls (41-21). Tyler Rocklein, Geoff Jimenez and Mitch Morales each had two hits.

Brendan Butler drove in three runs for the third-seeded Tigers (30-30), who got the tying run on in the bottom of the ninth. But Dominic Fratantuono struck out on a check swing to end Towson’s season.

Reliever Hugh Adams (3-0) earned the win, allowing one hit in two scoreless innings. Towson reliever Nik Nowottnick (4-4) took the loss by allowing one hit and one run in three innings. Towson took the first meeting between the teams in Friday’s regional opener.

Florida Atlantic advances to face top-seeded North Carolina on Sunday night.

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