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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Wildcats Sweep Rattlers On The Diamond
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (April 14) - Bethune-Cookman swept the Florida A&M Baseball Team as the Wildcats defeated the Rattlers, 10-0 in game one and handed the Rattlers an 8-1 loss in game two in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest, here Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

In game one, B-CU pounded out a game-high 16 hits as Josh Johnson finished the contest four-for-five from the plate to lead the Wildcats, while both David Lee and Brashad Johnson finished with three hits each.

FAMU tallied two hits in the contest as both Khiry Hernandez and Corey Franklin recorded one hit each to lead the Rattlers.

Ryan Gonzalez(6-0) picked the win for B-CU as he pitched eight innings, allowing two hits and striking out six, while Christopher Priestly (0-5)received the loss for FAMU as he gave up 12 hits, seven earned runs and struck out two in four and one-thirds innings on the mound.

A Brashad Johnson double to right field gave B-CU an 1-0 lead as David Lee scored, who singled in his at-bat in the bottom of the first inning.

The Wildcats added to their lead in the bottom of the third inning as Lee singled to right field scoring both Brandon Turner and Josh Johnson, followed by an Alejandro Sanchez hit to right center scoring Lee, giving B-CU a 4-0 lead over FAMU.

Hernandez would break up the Wildcat no-hitter in the top of the fourth inning as he singled up the middle.

B-CU used back-to-back home runs to add to the lead on an Anthony Stokes hit, a two-run blast to centerfield, followed by a Nick Johnson homer to left field.  Jordan Taylor scored on a Carlos Delgado single, giving the Wildcats an 8-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Wildcats would score two more runs in the bottom of the eight inning to invoke the 10-run mercy rule for the 10-0 finale.

In game two, B-CU finished with 11 hits, while FAMU finished with nine.

Anthony Stokes finished the contest a perfect three-for-three from the plate to lead the Wildcats, while scoring three runs and driving in two.

Daniel Lee led the Rattlers from the plate as he also went a perfect three-for-three from the plate, along with two putouts on the day.

Ali Simpson (1-0) picked up the win for B-CU in game two as he pitched two innings, allowing three hits and striking out three in nine batters he faced.  Heath Blackburn (2-7) received the loss for FAMU as he gave up nine hits, five earned runs and struck out one in four innings.

B-CU jumped to an 8-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning as the Wildcats scored four runs in the bottom of the first, two runs in the third and two in the fourth.

FAMU scored their only run of the game as Jaylin Earl scored on a Jared Walker sacrifice fly to centerfield for the 8-1 final.

With the sweep B-CU raised their record to 22-14 and 11-3 in conference play, while FAMU lowers its record to 6-34 and 4-10 in conference play.

FAMU will conclude their three-game MEAC series with B-CU on Sunday, April 15 in a 1 p.m., start at Jackie Robinson Park.
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