UNF’s Jenna Brownell’s two out RBI single up the middle off FAMU reliever Tahlia Snider (6-3), drove in Navia Penrod, who reached on a single, advancing to second on a throwing error.
Errors marred this tightly-played game, as the two clubs combined for 13 miscues – eight (8) by FAMU and five (5) by UNF.
Still, the game was scoreless until the fifth, when FAMU drew first blood, scoring five runs on two hits, aided by four UNF errors, to take a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the inning, where the Ospreys scored five runs on four hits to even the count.
FAMU (16-26-1) took a 6-5 lead in the top of the sixth on a solo homer by Alexis Day, her fourth of the year, and they carried that lead into the top of the seventh, where they scored two runs on two hits and a UNF error to push ahead, 8-5.
The Ospreys (26-20) forced extra innings by rallying for three runs on three hits, aided by one FAMU error, tying the score at 8-8.
After the game, the two coaching staffs agreed to cancel the second game of the scheduled doubleheader.
FAMU finished the game with eight hits, led by Alexis Day and Miesha McBride with two hits each, with Jamesia Stoudemire, Tahlia Snider, Nachelle Watson and Tashayla Irvis getting hits. McBride, Snider and Watson each had a double, while Day homered.
Senior Kenya Pereira started in the circle for FAMU, working eight and one third innings, allowing five runs on 12 hits, with eight strikeouts against one walk.
Junior Veronica Burse came on to work two innings of relief, fallowing three runs on three hits, with one strikeout, before Snider came on work the final four and one third innings, giving up the winning run in the 15th on two hits.
WHAT’S NEXT: Florida A&M will have this weekend off before closing their MEAC schedule Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30 against archrival Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, which will be a showdown for the Southern Division title.