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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Tigers Complete Sweep With 15-7 Win Over Rattlers
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
GRAMBLING, La. (Feb. 26) - Grambling State completed their sweep of the Florida A&M Baseball team as they defeated the Rattlers 15-7, here Sunday afternoon at Wilbert Ellis Field.

GSU (2-0) pounded out 18 hits as Elias Todman finished with a team-high four to lead the Tigers, while FAMU (1-6) finished with a season-high 15 hits as Cory Franklin finished with three hits to lead the Rattlers.

Pervis Mann (1-0) allowed seven hits, four earned runs and struck out six in five innings to pick up the win for GSU.  Thomas Barwick (0-2) received the loss for FAMU as he pitched two and two-thirds innings, giving up seven hits, six earned runs and striking out one.

The Rattlers garnered a 4-0 lead in the top of the first as Jared Walker scored on a Tiger wild pitch, followed by a Franklin double scoring Reginald Grant. Then Justin Abney would score on a Jarryd Reid single. Then Reid would score on a Scott Sheplak sacrifice fly to center.

GSU would cut the Rattlers' lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the second as Thomas Brown scored on a Toddman single, who later scored on a Lionel Minter single.

The Tigers would take the lead as they scored six runs in their half of the third and five runs in their half of the fourth, giving GSU a 13-4 lead.

FAMU cut GSU's lead to 13-7 as Andre Thomas doubled, scoring both Aaron Smith and Reid. Then Thomas would score as he stole home in the top of the eighth inning.

The G-Men would push across two more runs in the bottom of the eighth for the 15-7 finale.

FAMU will return to action on Tuesday, February 28 as they will host the University of Maine in game one of a two-game series with the first pitch scheduled to thrown at 4 p.m. at Moore-Kittles Field.



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