TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 3) - The Florida A&M Baseball team was able to bounce back in game three as the Rattlers defeated North Carolina A&T, 11-1 to win the series in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game, here Sunday afternoon at Moore-Kittles Field.
FAMU (10-22, 2-4 MEAC) pounded out 12 hits, while N.C. A&T (8-18, 2-3 MEAC) garnered two.
The Rattlers were led by Tobi Adeyemi as he went three-for-five from the plate, driving in four runs and scoring one, while both Andre McKoy and Marquis Riley finished with a hit a piece for the Aggies.
David Duncan (2-3) returned to form as he struck out 11 and allowed two hits in seven innings to get the win for the Rattlers, while Brent Moore (1-4) took the loss for the Aggies as he gave up six hits, one earned run and struck out four in five and one-third innings.
Dylan West gave FAMU a 1-0 lead as he scored on a N.C. A&T infielder’s error in the bottom of the second inning. In the bottom of the third inning, the Rattlers took advantage of three hits and an Aggie error to take a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning.
Carvell Copeland scored N.C. A&T’s only run of the game as he scored on a Dario Little fielder’s choice, cutting FAMU’s lead to 4-1.
Antonio Kilpatrick and Grant would score for the Rattlers in the bottom of the sixth inning as Kilpatrick scored on a Grant single down the left field line. Then Grant would score on an Adeyemi double to left center, giving FAMU a 6-1 lead.
The Rattlers would score five more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, capped by a Tobi Adeyemi bases loaded walkoff hit, for the 11-1 final.
FAMU will return to action on Tuesday, April 5 as they will travel to Montgomery, Ala., to take on Alabama State in a 4 p.m. CST start at Hornet Stadium.