GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 14) – The Florida A&M Softball team continued their upward trend here Sunday, crushing North Carolina A&T, 10-2 and 13-2 to sweep a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Division twinbill under threatening skies.
FAMU (17-23, 8-0 MEAC) have won nine of their last 11 games, and will close the three-game series with the Aggies Monday at 12 noon.
In Sunday’s opener, junior Kyaira Brown (11-8) tossed a two-hitter, one being Monique Headen’s two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth. Brown fanned three and allowed one walk in six innings.
The game was scoreless until the fifth, when FAMU struck first, scoring five runs for a 5-0 lead. They added five more runs in the top of the sixth to invoke the eight-run rule.
Tyra Bowers and Jamesia Stoudemire had two hits and two RBI, while Hera Varmah added two hits.
Sunday’s second game ended in five innings, as FAMU made quick work of the Aggies, vaulting to an 8-1 lead after three innings, before adding a run in the fourth and four in the fifth for the 13-2 final.
Stoudemire, who finished the day with four of FAMU’s eight extra base hits, had three total hits – a double, a triple, and homer – to go with five RBIs and three runs scored.
Bowers finished with two doubles, while Alexis Day and Alexis Blasingane also doubled, while Day and Bowers each drove in two runs.