Saturday, February 13, 2016

from THE EDITOR, DWIGHT FLOYD: FAMU Out Slugs Opponents in Season Opener

DAPHNE, Alabama -- In the opening game of the season at the Sand Dollar Class, Daphne, Alabama, the Rattlers must have thought they were still competing in the MEAC post-season playoff. Last year they struggled out of the gate and didn’t fully find their rhythm until the end of the season. In the MEAC Conference Championship playoff games they relied on the successful pitching of Kenya Pereira and just enough hits to outscore their opponents.

Most teams would expect to win if they scored six points in a collegiate softball game. For the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles of the Conference USA six runs was not enough as the Rattlers outplayed the Eagles in almost every offensive category. The Golden Eagles collected 8 hits on 31 tries for a .258 batting average. That allowed them to take the lead at 5-2 in the 4th inning and tie the game at 6 in regulation. The Rattlers, however, found the hits when they needed them.


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