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Amber Fullwood had 11 RBIs in the series against SCSU.
Amber Fullwood had 11 RBIs in the series against SCSU.
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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Lady Rattlers Crush S.C. State In MEAC Sweep
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
Release:04/02/2017
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Apr. 2) – The MEAC Southern Division-leading FAMU Women’s Softball team swept three games from South Carolina State here Saturday and Sunday, 14-1, 20-3 and 15-0.

FAMU (11-24-1, 6-0 MEAC) finished the 49-run performance with 47 hits, led by senior Amber Fullwood’s eight hits and 11 RBI; junior Toni Anderson’s eight hits, three home runs and six RBI, and sophomore Tahlia Snider, who finished with five hits and five RBI.

Snider (4-2), a Tallaahssee Lincoln High product, also pitched a complete game shutout on Sunday, allowing just one hit in five innings, but finishing the weekend with 13 strikeouts in two appearances.

@ Sunday’s 15-0 series finale had Snider’s fingerprints all over it, as she went a perfect four-for-four, with a double and four RBIs, to complement her pitching effort.

Fullwood was the other hitting star of the day for FAMU, going three-for-four with a triple, a home run and five RBIs. Toni Anderson also added three hits and a run driven in .

@ In Saturday’s 14-1 series opening-win, FAMU belted out 14 hits, with Fullwood, sophomore Alexis Day, and freshman Jamesia Stoudemire each getting three hits. Fullwood led the way with four RBIs, while senior Miesha McBride drove in three more.

Sisters Denise and Toni Anderson both homered in Game One.

Senior Kenya Pereira (3-9) got the victory, striking out 13 while allowing one run on one hit in five-and-two-thirds innings. Snider came on in relief in the sixth, striking out five in one-and-a-third innings, yielding one hit.

FAMU scored six runs in the first and one in the second and third to build an 8-1 lead after three innings.

@ Saturday’s second game saw the Lady Rattlers strike for 18 hits in the 20-1 win, scoring si runs in the first, four in the second and five in the third to forge a 15-3 cushion after three innings.

Eight FAMU players had at least two RBI, sparked by Toni Anderson, with three, along with two home runs in the second game.

Anderson and Stoudemire had three hits apiece, while Tashayla Irvis, Alexis Blasingane, Fullwood and Denise Anderson had two hits each.

Junior Veronica Burse (4-13) got the win in the circle for FAMU, allowing three runs on four hits, with four strikeouts and no walks in five innings.

WHAT’S NEXT: FAMU will host Jacksonville Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Lady Rattler Field on campus.


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