Trying to avenge a previous loss to the Lady Seminoles earlier this season, the Rattlerettes were thirsty for a win.
Starting strong but giving up a run in the seventh inning, the Rattlerettes fell Thursday night to Florida State, 2-1.
The Rattlerettes played a strong game defensively, but lacked on the offensive side pulling off only three hits for the game.
“Our defense was tight, but we didn’t get hits at the right time,” said freshman third baseman Monique Mattingly.
Head Coach Veronica Wiggins would have liked a win over the Lady ‘Noles but was not disappointed with her team’s performance.
“I like what happened. We just didn’t get the hits when we needed them… We went behind, but overall it was a good game” Wiggins said.
Freshman left fielder Tatiana George started the game off for the Lady Seminoles.
After hitting a single to left center, she advanced to second base off a bunt by Shaundra Cozie and got to third on a passed ball.
After an error by Mattingly at third base, George scored the first Florida State run.
At the end of the first inning the Lady Seminoles led the Rattlerettes 1-0.
FAMU’s first hit came at the bottom of the second when Mattingly hit a single into right field. The Rattlerettes would get their lone run during the next inning.
After Eria Williams walked, Aja Robinson fouled out and Williams advanced to second off a wild pitch.
Freshman catcher Ruby Nugent was unable to get a hit and struck out swinging. Tiya Hines hit a double into left center and Williams scored for the Rattlerettes.
FAMU tied it up with the Lady Seminoles 1-1.
The game remained fairly even until the top of the seventh and final inning.
Sophomore Beth Wade led off for Florida State with single to the left. Skyla Cox pinch ran for Wade and got to second off a passed ball.
Senior third baseman Becky Brock hit a grounder making it safely to second and advancing Cox to third.
Pinch hitting for Bryttani Lindheim, Sophomore shortstop Elisa Vasques struck out swinging.
George, who led the Lady ‘Noles with three hits, one run and one RBI, hit a single up the middle and brought Cox home.