The resolve from Southern Division-leading Lady Rattlers showed in their coming back several times on the day with two outs to tie the games, or take the lead, while the power manifested in the form of 10 extra base hits, including six home runs.
In the opener, FAMU tied the game at 2-2 with a single run in the top of the sixth, but in the extra frame, it was the Lady Rattlers going deep, as senior Amber Fullwood’s two-run shot, which scored Tahlia Snider, who reached on a two-out single, for a 4-2 lead, followed by junior Toni Anderson’s solo blast two straight away center for the final 5-2 count.
Fullwood homered twice in Game One, finishing the day with three hits, a double, two runs scored and four RBI. Former Tallahassee Lincoln star Tahlia Snider, had two hits, including a double, while Anderson added to her team-leading home run total, belting her eighth (8th) in the year in the eighth.
Senior Kenya Pereira (4-9) was solid in the circle, scattering six hits in eight innings, striking out nine, with no walks, allowing just one earned run.
In Game Two, FAMU headed to the seventh facing a 7-3 deficit, getting down to their last out before turning on the power once again, as freshman Jamesia Stoudemire homered to center, followed by Snider, who socked a solo blast to cut the Aggies’ lead to 7-5.
Fullwood drew a two-out walk ahead of Toni Anderson, whose towering drive to straight away center tied the game at 7-7.
In the eighth, Stoudemire closed out the scoring, lashing a two-out, two-run triple for the 9-7 final.
Snider (5-3) came on in relief in the sixth inning, and was key to FAMU’s Game Two win, as she tossed three scoreless innings, allowing no hits, no walks with three strikeouts, paving the way for the offensive heroics in the seventh and eighth innings.
Stoudemire finished with three hits, a homer, a triple and three RBI. Snider added an RBI with her seventh inning solo homer, while Toni Anderson drove in three runs on two hits.
WHAT’S ON DECK: FAMU (13-24-1, 8-0 MEAC South) will close the three-game conference series with North Carolina A&T (10-23-1, 3-6 MEAC South) here Sunday at 12 noon.