GUAYNABO, P.R. (Mar. 11) – The FAMU Women’s Softball team handed head coach Veronica Wiggins her 700th career victory here this afternoon with an 8-1 win over Howard University in the Puerto Rico Collegiate Softball Classic at Rivera Ballpark.
Home runs from Alexis Day and Amber Fullwood keyed Saturday’s milestone victory for FAMU (5-19-1), which won two games in the tourney here in five starts.
Wiggins is in her 26th season at FAMU, making her the longest serving head coach in the school’s 100-plus year athletic history, and she came into the 2017 campaign ranked 44th on the NCAA’s Career Coaching wins list for active coaches.
FAMU played quite competitively in the five games, defeating Howard twice, 10-1 on Friday and 8-1 Saturday, while dropping two games, 4-0 and 3-1 to Furman University (Thursday, Saturday) and a 7-6 extra-inning duel to Albany of New York on Friday (nine innings).
ON DECK: The Rattler Women will compete next weekend in the USF Under Armour Classic in Clearwater, Florida next Friday through Sunday, where they will face Yale, Colgate, Rutgers, Army and USF.