FAMU baseball looks to carry momentum into remainder of 2018 season

Head coach, Jamey Shouppe (center) and the Rattlers are currently 11-13 for the 2018 season.
Photo credit: Sydne Vigille


Currently sitting at 11-13 the FAMU Men’s baseball team is aiming to gather as much momentum as possible heading into the remainder of the 2018 schedule.

The Rattlers recently just botched a victory against the Savannah State Tigers, putting them at 4-2 in conference play. The Rattlers are looking to carry that energy into the three game series they have against North Florida this weekend.

“We had kind of a slow start and weren’t playing too hot early on in the season like we hoped,” pitcher Jake Lister said. “But as of recently we have been playing really well and putting together some good games.”

The Rattlers have now won the last three out of the past four games, all due to  growing chemistry among the team in greater depth.

“We have a lot more speed on our team this year compared to last year,” outfielder Willis McDaniel said. “We are really trying to show people that we can really compete and win.”

The Rattlers are currently tied with North Carolina Central at the top of the Southern Division of the MEAC at 4-2. The team is looking to set itself apart with the next upcoming games.

“Right now our biggest thing is continuing to play hard and playing through each other, so we can set ourselves of for a good position in the postseason,” McDaniel said.

The men’s baseball team have notable remaining games, including a series with North Carolina Central in a battle for first place in the MEAC. And also against conference foe, Bethune Cookman.

“We have had some really good practices as of lately so I believe the momentum will definitely keep rolling,” Lister said. “Our motto this year from the coach is “MORE!” and everyone is buying into that, so the remainder of the season is definitely gonna be fun.”