Florida Atlantic Looking To Improve In Conference USA

FAULogo_thumb.jpgThe Owls of Florida Atlantic had a productive season in 2013.

Their record on the year stood at 42-22, including wins against programs such as Miami, South Alabama, and North Carolina.

After a heartbreaking end to the season that saw them finish in four top 25 polls, the Owls look to improve in a more competitive conference.

In that effort, FAU will be facing a challenge most programs deal with every year: key departures.

A first ever Sun Belt Tournament title, a top 25 national ranking, and a near berth into the NCAA Super Regionals. Those were just a few of the accomplishments that highlighted FAU baseball’s 2013 campaign, which was among the best in school history.

A cast of experienced upperclassmen helped lead the club to a 42 win season. Outfielders Nathan Pittman and Corey Keller, and first baseman Mark Nelson provided the power with their bats, while closer Hugh Adams collected both FAU and Sun Belt Conference saves records.

But all those players are moving onto the next chapter of their careers, leaving FAU with several holes at different positions.

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