A collection of consolations did little to dispel the heartbreak FAU baseball players felt as they returned to campus Tuesday, 18 hours after a riveting 12-11 extra-innings loss to top-ranked North Carolina in the regional finals of the NCAA tournament.
Neither a gaggle of fans with pom-poms and words of encouragement nor the national spotlight that generated hours of FAU banter on Twitter and highlights replayed through the day on ESPN stopped the tears from streaming down center fielder Nathan Pittman’s face.
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