DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 27) - Bethune-Cookman completes their sweep of the Florida A&M Baseball team with a 16-6 win over the Rattlers, here Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Park.
The B-CU (14-13, 3-0 MEAC) came alive in game three as they belted out a game high 14 hits, while FAMU (8-20, 0-3 MEAC) tallied seven.
Brashan Johnson led the Wildcats from the plate with a team high three hits, while Dylan West finished with two hits to lead the Rattlers.
Scott Garner picked up the win for B-CU as he pitched six innings giving up one hit and striking five, whereas David Duncan took the loss for FAMU as he gave up seven hits, seven earned runs and striking out two in three innings on the mound.
P.J. Biocic gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first as he scored on a Peter O’Brien sacrifice fly to left field.
D.J. Leonard increased B-CU’s lead to 2-0 as he homered to right center.
FAMU broke up the no-hitter in the top of the third inning with a Tobi Adeyemi double down the leftfield line.
The Wildcats used a pair of big run innings to take an 11-0 lead as they scored five runs in the bottom of the third and four runs in the bottom of the fourth after four complete innings of play.
Peter O’Brien made the score 12-0 Wildcats as he homered to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning.
B-CU would plate two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 14-0 lead as Brashan Johnson scored on a Cesar Rivera single to right field, followed by a wild pitch scoring Anthony Stokes.
FAMU would score six runs in the top of the seventh inning to cut B-CU’s lead to 14-6 as Scot Sheplak singled through to the left side scoring Ryan Sheplak. Then Dylan West would score on a B-CU infielder’s error. Both Scott Sheplak and John Scott would then score on a Cory Franklin single to right field, followed by a Tony Singleton single back up the middle scoring Antonio Kilpatrick. Then West would single in his second at bat in the inning to score Franklin.
In the bottom of the seventh, B-CU would plate two more runs to invoke the ten-run rule after seven complete innings of play, for the 16-6 final.
The Rattlers will return to action on Tuesday, March 29 as they will travel to Atlanta, Ga., to take on Georgia State in a 6 p.m. start.