Maine Claws Rattlers, 17-7

By: FAMU Sports Communications
By: FAMU Sports Communications

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 29) - The University of Maine completed their sweep of the Florida A&M Baseball team as the Bears handed the Rattlers, a 17-7 defeat, here Wednesday afternoon at Moore-Kittles Field.

Maine (3-2) finished the contest with 18 hits as they had three Bears to finish with three hits each.

FAMU (1-8) tallied 15 hits in the contest as both Jared Walker and Jarryd Reid finished with three hits each for the Rattlers.

Manny Pupo (1-0) got the win for the Bears as he pitched four innings, allowing seven hits, five earned runs and striking out two, while the mound for Maine, whereas David Duncan (1-2) received the loss for the Rattlers as he gave up seven hits, nine earned runs and striking out five in three and two-third innings on the mound.

FAMU cut Maine’s lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the second inning as Cory Franklin scored on a wild pitch.

The Bears added to their lead as they score two runs in their half of the third and four runs in their half of the fourth to take 9-1 lead after three and one-half innings of play.

FAMU would erupt in the bottom of the fourth inning as Reid scored on wild pitch, followed by a Daniel Lee two-run single scoring both Jaylin Earl and Aaron Smith, followed by Jared Walker triple scoring Lee, cutting the Bears lead to 9-5.

Maine would then take a 13-5 lead after seven and one-half innings of play.

Reid led off the bottom of the eighth with a double to right center and then would score on a Aaron Smith double to left center, followed by a Jaylin Earl single scoring Smith, making the score 13-7 in favor of the Bears.

Maine would then plate four more runs in the top of the ninth for the 17-7 final. FAMU will return to action on Friday, March 2 as they will take on Jacksonville University at John Session Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., in a 6:30 p.m. start.

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