BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 26, 2012) - The FIU baseball team finished the 2012 season with a 31-26 record after a 12-4 loss to Arkansas State Saturday afternoon in the Sun Belt Baseball Tournament at Bowling Green Ballpark.
Freshman Roche Woodard was 2-for-4 with two runs scored while Pablo Bermudez doubled in a run in his final game as a Panther. Senior R.J. Fondon pitched in his final game and struck out two over 4 2/3 innings.
After allowing a first-inning run, the Panthers tied the game in the third on a Bermudez RBI double scoring Woodard.
Later in the game with the Red Wolves leading 5-1, the Panthers came back in the bottom half of the fifth. Aramis Garcia started the rally with a laser beam of a triple to dead center before Oscar Aguirre drove him in on an RBI groundout. Nate Burns plated FIU's third run of the game with a single to make the score 5-3 ASU heading to the sixth inning.
The Red Wolves tacked on three more runs in the sixth to take an 8-3 lead. FIU inched closer to ASU by scoring on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 8-4 in the seventh before the Red Wolves widened the margin to 10-4 in the eighth. ASU went on to win the game, 12-4.
About FIU Athletics: FIU Athletics is home to more than 400 student-athletes in 18 different sports, and is a proud member of the Sun Belt Conference and an affiliate member of Conference USA (men's soccer). Athletic events are played in seven different venues on FIU's campuses (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay), including U.S. Century Bank Arena and Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.
About FIU: Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls nearly 48,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 140,000 alumni live and work in South Florida. FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and has 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
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