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Road Warriors: Long season-opening road swing putting Rattlers behind 8-ball to open campaign

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Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 6:31 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - 3-14 is the record, but it isn’t the full story for the Florida A&M baseball team.

The Rattlers have looked really good in spots and their bats are red hot: As a matter of fact, in their two-game home opening series against Mercer, the Fangs combined for 20 hits but still lost both games.

Dropping both games against the Bears was a bit of a snag coming off the team’s first series win and sweep of the year against Grambling State, but it all has to be put in perspective: When you factor together all the miles traveled for FAMU and the opponents they’ve faced along the way.

“We’ve been on the road every weekend other than, well this is our first home series and this is game, what, 13 or so for us, so it’s been a brutal schedule,” FAMU head coach Jamey Shouppe said following Wednesday’s loss. “And, we’ve got probably as good a team as we’ve played all year coming in to see us this weekend, Florida Gulf Coast is playing great, so we just gotta make sure we understand that we have to do the little things. If we can’t do the little things, it’s going to be hard to trust them with the big things and get them in the line up.”

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