Monday, May 16, 2016

Florida A&M Rattlers clinch No. 1 seed in MEAC tournament, post best win total since 2003

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida A&M’s baseball team closed its best regular season in more than a decade with a showcase of what the group is capable of against MEAC competition.

The Rattlers (30-19, 19-5 MEAC) posted two run-rule victories over North Carolina A&T and swept the Aggies by a combined score of 39-8 over three games at Moore-Kittles Field over the weekend.

FAMU’s weekend capped the first 30-win regular season for the program since 2003. Plus, the team’s 19-5 conference record is the best in program history. The Rattlers also clinched the No. 1 seed in the MEAC’s Southern Division.

Not a bad way to end the regular season.

“We’re doing what we wanted to do,” said head coach Jamey Shouppe. “We’re hopefully getting hot at the right time. It’s always good to win. We clinched the No. 1 seed and that puts our hopes of repeating as MEAC champions in a better position.”

The Rattlers open MEAC tournament play on Friday at noon against the winner of Thursday’s game between Del. State and North Carolina Central.


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