The Lady Rattlers softball team scored 15 runs as it swept Savannah State University in a doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday. The Rattlers had to come from behind in all three games to do so.
“We had 3 wins this weekend and to sweep a team isn’t easy. It’s very exciting to do because it’s difficult,” said assistant head coach Lori Goodart.
Sophomore Jennifer Lindsey earned the win in the first game for Florida A&M. Sophomore Shannon Reno had the loss for the Savannah State Lady Tigers.
Junior Tera Gainer went two-for-three including a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning in the second game. Gainer drove in five RBIs and scored one run. Sophomores Ashanti Shepherd and Jasmin Donaldson added two hits each for FAMU.
“Those key hits were timely and real important because whenever someone got a hit it started a rally and when built off of that,” said shortstop Tenisha Dixion.
Junior Whitney Robinson earned the win for FAMU in the second game. Savannah State sophomore Madison Hedderly had the loss.
FAMU freshman Arianna Stewart went four-for-four with one RBI and scored three runs.
Missed opportunities hurt the Lady Tigers chances to get back in the game Savannah State Head Coach Jose Gonzalez said.
“Florida A&M is a real good team. The girls play aggressive and have a winning attitude,” Gonzalez said.
The Lady Rattlers have improved their record to 8-5 and are a perfect 4-0 at home for the season. The team will start a road trip that features Florida State, Texas A&M, Mercer and Virginia Tech.
“During the road trip, we can’t get off to slow starts. We can’t wait for the bats to get going. Our pitchers have to be consistent and walk less people,” Goodtart said.