Tallahassee, Fl. (March 4, 2018) – After splitting Saturday’s double header, Florida A&M came into Sunday looking to take game four and split their series with the Bears of Brown University.
After four scoreless innings, Brown got on the board first with one run in the top of the fifth inning. Louis Gaitley led off the inning with a single and advanced to second base on an error by the left fielder. Gaitley then advanced to third on a sac bunt by Joe Lomuscio before being driven in on a ground ball to shortstop by Sam Grigo.
Brown added another run in the sixth inning. Cameron Deere led off the inning with a walk, and then advanced to third base on a single to right by Garrett Delano. Mark Sluys then drove in Deere with a single through the left side, giving the Bears a 2-0 lead.
Errors hurt the Rattlers in the seventh, as the Bears blew the game open with a five-run inning. Willy Homza singled to left to drive in Joe Lomuscio and Sam Grigo, who both reached on errors. Cameron Deere then reached on another error, and was driven in along with Homza on a single through the left side by Louis Gaitley. Calvin Farris later singled through the left side to drive in Mark Sluys, who was hit by a pitch, making it a 7-0 game going into the bottom of the seventh inning.
Neither team scored for the rest of the game, as Brown held on for the 7-0 win. Will Tomlinson threw 5 scoreless innings to earn the win for the Bears, while Grant Greeno threw 1 scoreless inning of relief, and Garrett Delano allowed no runs for the last 3 innings of the game.
After a solid start, Dallas Oliver was handed his second loss of the season, allowing only one earned run through 5 innings of work. Jamie Grant threw 1.2 innings of relief, giving up 5 runs, all of them being unearned. Deven Shulstad finished the seventh and threw a scoreless eighth before Dylan Carlson came in to put up a zero in the ninth.
Florida A&M looks to recover this Tuesday, March 6th, at 4:00 PM at Moore-Kittles Field, as they take on the Eagles for Florida Gulf Coast University.