Monday, April 25, 2016

Florida A&M Rattlers get series victory over Tigers

FAMU has a three-game series against top-ranked Miami in Coral Gables next. 
All three games will be broadcast on ESPN3.

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida A&M’s baseball team isn’t firing on all cylinders – head coach Jamey Shouppe is the first one to admit that.

Still, the Rattlers are doing enough. The team defeated Savannah State 9-6 on Sunday in front of a home crowd of 303 for another MEAC series win. It was the team’s 24th win of the season, which means the Rattlers have more wins than last season with 12 games to go.

The win also guaranteed the Rattlers a spot in the MEAC tournament.

“We’ve just got to weather this,” Shouppe said. “We’re not firing on all cylinders. We’re not getting breaks. We’re not making breaks. We’re not having good at-bats. I think we’re pressing a little bit, if that makes any sense at all.

“We talked about that as a team. I saw a team earlier this season that wasn’t firing on all cylinders and got blown out by Mercer and had lost five out of six. Then all of the sudden we beat Mercer and go on a 10-game winning streak. We’ve just got to ride this out.”


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