Florida A&M Beats Bethune-Cookman in 16 Innings To Clinch MEAC Series

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(FAMU Athletics) Daytona Beach, Fla. – Marlon Gibbs drew a bases loaded walk in the 16th inning to score Jared Walker, as Florida A&M (3-6, 2-1 MEAC) takes the series from Bethune-Cookman (1-11, 1-2 MEAC) with a 6-0 win in game two at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Sunday. The Rattlers would score five more runs in the inning to put the four hour and 17 minute game away. FAMU’s pitching staff combined to record 21 strikeouts in 16 shutout innings for the win. B-CU took game one by a score of 6-2.

Walker and Peter Jackson each went 2-for-3 with a run scored for the offense in game one, while AJ Elkins went 3-for-6 with one RBI. Jackson had three more RBI in game two.

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Game two starting pitcher David Ogilvie recorded a season-high nine strikeouts with just one walk in six innings of work in a no decision. Ogilive struck out 5-of-7 batters he faced during the fourth and fifth innings. Cleveland Westbrook and Kenny McDonald also had five strikeouts apiece in the win.

Brandon Fleming (2-0) pitched the final three scoreless innings of relief of game two for the win. Fleming didn’t allow a hit and had two strikeouts with three walks. Alex Carrasco (0-3) took the game one loss after allowing three runs (two earned) in two innings of work with four hits and walked three batters. Read Full at FAMU Athletics