Lady Rattlers earn sweep on senior day

The Lady Rattlers came out to play Sunday and walked away with two impressive wins in a doubleheader against Morris Brown, 8-0 and 9-1.

This was their last home game of the season and three seniors’ last look at the Lady Rattler Softball Complex.

The Lady Rattlers started off the first game with a bang in the bottom of the third inning of the first game, as Raven Rushton singled which helped Jerika Mobley score.

“I just set the tone for the inning,” Rushton said.

The hit started a rally and three other Lady Rattlers scored bringing the score to 4-0.

The Lady Rattlers made big plays in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings, when the score went up 6-0 as the Lady Wolverines’ errors began to take their toll.

In the bottom of the sixth inning Rushton and Mobley scored as the ball was overthrown on a play to get catcher Elisha Scott out at first.

The first game ended with FAMU on top 8-0.

In the second game the Lady Wolverines got on the scoreboard as second baseman Jade Roebuck slid home.

The game slowed down but picked back up in the top of the fourth when Rushton hit a triple.

Mobley hit a double enabling Ruston to score and tied the game, 1-1.

In the top of the fifth, Morris Brown lost its momentum and two Lady Rattlers were walked and the bases were loaded.

As a result, six Lady Rattlers scored in a game -changing furry of runs. The Lady Rattler went up 7-1.

FAMU scored two more runs in the last inning and the Lady Wolverines were not able to stage a comeback. The final score stood at 9-1.

The Rattlers out hit and got more on bats than the women of Morris Brown in both games.

“We had fun,” said assistant coach Rhodney Donaldson.

“There were a lot of positives in this game (and) that puts us in a good position for our remaining games.

The remaining April games will be conference games. The Lady Rattlers hope to beat Bethune-Cookman College and regain their title.

Infielder Natalie Matthews, infielder Jerika Mobley, and outfielder Teresa Scott said goodbye to the FAMU fans.

“All the seniors are excited that we won our last home game,” Teresa Scott said. “It is sad but we need to remain focused to win our last games.”

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