Rattlers fall to Jacksonville University

Courtesy of FAMU Athletics

The Florida A&M University’s Men’s Baseball team was defeated 10-4  by Jacksonville University at Moore-Kittles field on Tuesday.

The Rattlers had a rough start in the first inning, with their batters immediately striking out and Jacksonville University earning two quick runs.

The Rattlers increased their urgency in the second inning, scoring two runs. However, the Rattlers only scored twice after, but not until the ninth inning.

Head Coach, Jamey Shouppe was not satisfied with his team’s performance whatsoever.

“It was a very lethargic game, we have to reinvent ourselves, we have to reinvent the way we play the game, and we have to play it like we know how to play it,” Shouppe said. “ We haven’t done that in the last two to three weeks.”

Team Captains, Marlon Gibbs and Ryan Kennedy insist that more hard practices are needed for success in the next game.

“We just have to come out to practice tomorrow and the next day and get better.” Kennedy said. “We need to focus on the next game, this one is over.”

“Baseball is a grind, it’s a day in and day out thing. One day you can go four-for-four (4-4) the next, zero-for-three (0-3),” Gibbs said. “We just have to come out and maintain a great attitude.”

The Rattlers will have to regroup quickly as they take on rival Bethune Cookman University, this Saturday at Moore-Kittles Field, the first pitch will be thrown at 1p.m.