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Game Recap: Rattlers silence the Thunder in home opener

Florida A&M took game one of three behind impressive hitting and error-less defense

By Reggie Mizell | Editor in Chief
On February 19, 2016

Pitcher Jojo Durden got the first win in the Rattlers Friday aftenoon home opener against Marshall.
Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Price/The Famuan

Florida A&M baseball (1-0) season has officially begun and the Friday afternoon opener was nothing less of exciting for the home crowd at Moore-Kittles Field.

The reigning 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champs kicked off their three-game series against the Marshall University Thundering Herd (0-1), taking game one 9-4.

The Rattlers recorded 17 hits and no errors, the Thundering Herd only had six hits and two errors.

Second baseman Alec Wong and shortstop Ryan Hutson had an impressive day hitting, they both had three hits in their four plate appearances. Left fielder, Marlon Gibbs, center fielder, Willis McDaniel, first baseman, Dylan Dillard and right fielder, Peter Jackson all had two hits in their four plate appearances.

Pitcher Jojo Durden (1-0) was credited with the win. He threw for five innings and recorded seven strikeouts.

The next two games of the three-game series is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.

Check back with The Famuan for a full update.

 

 

 

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