Scrimmage helps prepare Lady Rattlers for softball season


The Florida A&M softball team took on Gulf Coast State College in two scrimmages Wednesday at the intramural softball field.


This scrimmage shined a light on what the softball team will look like in the spring. Players and coaches are excited for what is to come.


Assistant coach Lori Goodart was content with the team’s performance. She said the Lady Rattlers can always get better.


“We still need to work on communication as a defense,” Goodart said. “We will work on our being cohesive in outfield and work on taking infield hits away.”


Sophomore catcher Alexis Sandage is concerned about the team’s youth, but she is counting on upperclassmen’s leadership.


“We are a young team,” Sandage said. “We have eight freshmen coming in, and there are four sophomores. The upperclassmen are important as well, but I’m excited to see how us underclassmen step up and say I’m prepared to come through for everybody.”


The team has many goals for the upcoming season, with winning the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference being the main focus.


Sandage said the schedule is lighter than it was last year, but it does not mean the team can slack.


Although communication is an issue for Amber Fullwood, a freshman pitcher and third baseman, she is eager to see the team’s defense and batters in action this spring.


“We have a lot of good bats, and everyone on our defense has a strong arm,” Fullwood said.


The softball team will have its season opener on Feb. 7 at the Mercer Bear Classic in Macon, Ga.

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