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Florida Atlantic Nips ULM 8-7 in Game One of Doubleheader
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Release: April 24, 2010
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MONROE, La.-Nick Delguidice hit two home runs to lead Florida Atlantic to an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over ULM in game one of a Sun Belt Conference doubleheader Saturday at Warhawk Field. The Owls rallied from a 6-3 deficit to claim the victory in the series opener.

The Warhawks took their three-run lead after plating five runs on four hits in the bottom of the fourth inning. Judd Edwards scored the first run of the inning on a fielding error by the Owls after leading off the frame with an infield single. Josh Gill drove home Kelvin York with a single to right field and Jarrett Hammond scored on a grounder by Perry Smith. After a Shane Ardoin single, Caleb Clowers had an RBI infield single and Boomer Blanchard plated the final run with a grounder to short.

Nick Wade, Clowers, Blanchard, Edwards and Ardoin all had two hits for the Warhawks as the finished with 12 hits in the game. ULM (14-23, 4-12 Sun Belt) has now posted 10 or more hits in six straight games.

Florida Atlantic (24-14, 13-6) also finished with 12 hits led by two-hit days from Raymond Church, Mike Albaledejo, Andy Mee and Delguidice.

The Owls tied the game with three runs in the top half of the fifth inning. Albaladejo led off the inning with a single and later scored on a wild pitch. Following a strikeout for the second out of the inning, Delguidice took the first pitch he saw from Drew Granier out to left field for a two-run homer.

Anthony Mesa gave Florida Atlantic a brief one-run lead, 7-6, with a home run to lead off the sixth inning off ULM relief pitcher Josh Miller. Edwards tied the game in the seventh with a grounder to short which allowed Blanchard to score after he reached on an error.

Church plated the winning-run for the Owls with a double to right-center after Nathan Pittman led off the eighth with a single between short and third.

The Warhawks got the tying run on third base with just one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as Wade hammered a triple off the wall in left field. Mee struck out the next two Warhawk batters to end the game and pick up his ninth save of the season.

Delguidice opened the scoring with his first home run of the day with one out in the second inning. The Warhawks tied the game in the third when Ardoin scored on the first of three errors on the day by the Owls.

Ryan Bernal (4-0) picked up the win for the Owls with 1 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Hewalked one and struck out one.

Miller (1-4) took the loss for the Warhawks after allowing a pair of runs on five hits in three innings of work. He walked one and struck out one in relief of Granier, who allowed six runs on seven hits over five innings.

First pitch of game two of the doubleheader is scheduled to start at 5:25 p.m.