FAU shortstop Mitch Morales came to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday, with the score tied 2-2.

 Morales, who was hitting .272, was in the ninth spot in the lineup, and looking for his first hit of the game against cross-town rival Lynn.

 Morales delivered a walk-off single, as FAU rallied from a 2-1 deficit after three innings to beat the Fighting Knights 3-2 and go to 20-10 on the season.

 Midweek games have a tendency to be high-scoring affairs, as teams save their top pitchers for conference series.

 But FAU and Lynn (21-11) hooked up in a pitchers duel, with only one earned run was scored through the first six innings, and two heading into the ninth.

FAU handed Lynn a 2-1 lead when two errors by centerfielder Geoff Jiminez resulted in two unearned runs for the Fighting Knights.

  That stood up until Lynn starter Kentrail Pierce left the game after allowing one run on three hits in six innings.

 FAU was able to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Kyle Newton.

 That set the stage for Morales’s game-winning hit.

 Owls’ starter Bo Logan went three innings, allowing three hits and no earned runs. Three FAU relievers followed, and shut out Lynn over the final six innings, allowing four hits. The last of those pitchers, Ahmed Garcia, got the win for FAU

 Lynn used six pitchers, with Jerad Harvey taking the loss.

 FAU is off until Friday, when they host South Alabama in a three-game Sun Belt series.