|Kenya Pereira pitched five innings of relief to lead FAMU past Lipscomb, 4-3.|
GULF SHORES, Alabama – The FAMU Women’s Softball team continued their early season success here at the 2016 Sand Dollar Classic Saturday evening, holding off a late Lipscomb (Tenn.) University rally for a 4-3 victory.
Junior pitching ace Kenya Pereira (2-0) came on in relief of FAMU starter Veronica Burse in the third, pitching four scoreless innings until the bottom of the seventh, when she yielded a run to Lipscomb before closing out the game. Pereira finished with one run allowed in five innings, scattering four hits, with two strikeouts and a walk.
FAMU (3-0) finished the game with seven hits to six for Lipscomb (0-3), led by Amber Fullwood with three hits and two runs scored; Toni Anderson with two hits and two RBIs, and Kieffi Myrick, who socked a solo home run in the game Saturday.
The Rattlers took a 1-0 lead in the first before Lipscomb tied it in the bottom of the frame. LU scored a run in the bottom of the second off Burse to take a 2-1 lead, before FAMU scored single runs in the top of the third, fourth and fifth to retake the lead at 4-2.
WHAT’S NEXT: FAMU was scheduled to face SWAC member Jackson (Miss.) State at 7:30 Eastern Saturday evening, as will close the tournament Sunday morning at 9:00 against Houston Baptist.
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