Jeremy Strawn pitches shutout as Florida Atlantic completes sweep of No. 24 South Alabama

Jeremy Strawn pitched a six-hitter as the Florida Atlantic baseball team capped a three-game sweep of South Alabama with a 3-0 win Sunday in Boca Raton.

The victory, the Owls’ sixth straight, moves FAU (19-9, 7-2) into a tie with Western Kentucky for first place in the Sun Belt Conference. South Alabama, ranked No. 24 in the nation by Baseball America, fell to 22-7 overall and 5-4 in the conference.

Strawn struck out seven and walked three against a Jaguars offense that entered the game with a .303 team batting average. The junior right-hander, who improved to 2-1 this season, picked up the first shutout for FAU since Paul Davis blanked Florida International on May 20, 2011.

Mark Nelson hit his team-leading sixth home run, a solo shot in the third inning that gave the Owls a 3-0 lead.

South Alabama left-hander Jacob Noble (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season after allowing three runs and three hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Florida 4, No. 11 Mississippi 0: Danny Young and Johnny Magliozzi combined on a four-hitter as the Gators (13-16, 4-5 SEC) defeated the visiting Rebels (23-6, 4-5) to win the rubber contest of the three-game series.

Florida, which won 7-0 on Saturday, posted consecutive shutouts for the first time since March 10 and 12, 2010.

Young (1-2), a freshman from Boca Raton, allowed one hit over 5 1/3 innings to pick up his first college win, and Magliozzi worked the final 3 2/3 innings to notch his fifth save. Vickash Ramjit hit a two-run homer for UF.

Miami 4, No. 9 Virginia 3: The visiting Hurricanes (20-11, 5-7 ACC) scored four runs in the first inning and held on to defeat the Cavaliers (25-3, 9-3). Grant Heyman had an RBI double for Miami, and Brad Fieger added an RBI single.

Freshman Thomas Woodrey (4-0) picked up the win, allowing one unearned run in 3 1/3 innings of relief. Starter Andrew Suarez gave up two runs in four innings.