TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 6) – The Florida A&M Women’s Softball team opened their three-game Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference series with Savannah State with a doubleheader sweep, 1-0 and 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the FAMU Softball Complex.
FAMU (14-22, 5-0 MEAC) eked out a 1-0 win in the opener, thanks to Jamesia Stoudemire’s RBI single in the bottom of sixth inning, which scored Shakayla Nixon, who reached base on a fielding error.
Stoudemire had one of FAMU’s two hits in Saturday’s Game One, along with Alexis Day.
Kyaira Brown (9-8) and Savannah’s Faith Dickerson (3-14) turned in a sizzling pitching duel, allowing a combined three hits, striking out seven.
Brown checked the Tigers on one hit through seven innings, striking out five against no walks.
@ In the second game, the Rattlers built a 5-0 lead by the sixth inning on 10 hits, paced by Stoudemire, Shakayla Nixon and Taylor Rosier. Stoudemire drove in three runs, while Shakayla Nixon and Alexis Day drove in a run each.
FAMU scored single runs in the first and second innings, before scoring three runs in the sixth for a 5-0 lead.
Savannah State’s Stacie Smith put the Tigers on the board in the top of the seventh, belting a two-run homer off FAMU freshman pitcher Brandice Boatwright (5-5), who scattered four hits, struck out five and walked one in seven innings.
WHAT’S ON DECK: FAMU closes their home schedule Sunday against Savannah State in a nationally-televised contest, starting Sunday at 11:00 a.m.