ORMOND BEACH, Fla (May 11) – The Florida A&M Lady Rattlers ( , 00-00 MEAC) allowed four runs in the first inning and were never able to recover, eventually falling to the Wildcats 7-3 in the winner’s bracket at the MEAC softball championship at the Ormond Beach Sports complex
Jamesia Stoudemire was the spark plug for the Rattlers, going 3-for-4, with her first hit breaking the FAMU scoring drought with a third inning solo home run to left-center field. She would add two singles to her hitting total.
Veronica Burse started on the mound for the Rattlers. It was a rocky start as she gave up four earned runs in the first inning. Kyaira Brown came in to stabilize the Rattler defense, getting the Rattlers out of the first inning and completing the game on the mound. She would relinquish three earned runs in the Rattlers’ loss.
Alexis Bermidez got the win for B-CU, going the full seven innings. She gave up eight hits and two earned runs. Kayla Traylor led the Wildcats at the plate scoring two runs while collecting two hits.
The Lady Rattlers will return to action in the loser’s bracket at 5:00 P.M. as they will face the winner of the North Carolina Central University versus Hampton University elimination game.