Monday, September 7, 2009

Pair of A-Sun Alums Shine on Diamond on Sunday

Fifteen years ago, Mike Lowell played second base for now former Atlantic Sun Conference member Florida International University. Many now know him as a two-time World Series champion third baseman for the Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox. He won the MVP of the 2007 Fall Classic and has remained a mainstay in the Red Sox lineup.

Just three years ago, Daniel Murphy starred at Jacksonville University in winning the conference's Player of the Year award. He finished second in the conference in average, .398, and RBI 55. He made his major-league debut with the New York Mets last season, hitting .313. This season, he has been one of the few Mets to avoid the injury bug, leading the team in games played.

On Sunday, both smashed home runs and Murphy drove in all four of the Mets' runs leading their respective teams to victory.

Lowell's home run

Boston Globe recap

Murphy's home run

Murphy's two-run triple

New York Daily News Recap

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