Walk into a win

On Sunday afternoon the Lady Aggie softball team faced the Rattlers of Florida A&M in their third game of the weekend. The Aggies gained a victory in Sunday’s game defeating Florida A&M 1-0.

On Saturday at the Lady Aggies Softball Complex, A&T split victories with the Rattlers in doubleheader action. The Aggies were victorious in the first game defeating Florida A&M 5-4 but fell to the Rattlers 12-5 in the second game.

It took extra innings in Sunday’s game for the Aggies to defeat Florida A&M 1-0 off a Yahamma White walk-off single. White was 2-for-4 on the game; with the win on Sunday, A&T pitcher Jennifer Luper improved to 10-10 on the season.

In Saturday’s doubleheader action, the Aggies defeated FAMU 5-4 in extra innings. Hope Fletcher, Yahamma White, Lillian Bullock and Jessie Larson all had two hits apiece in the first game of the doubleheader.

The Aggies got an early lead over the Rattlers and extended it to a two run lead after Fletcher scored off a White triple.  Heading into the seventh inning the Aggies still controlled the game with a 3-1 lead over the Rattlers but a triple by Erika Garcia would allow the Rattlers to get back in the game. Aria Stewart hit a single, which scored Garcia and bought the Rattlers to within one.

A triple to center by Corin Gordon tied the game at 3 and lead to extra innings. In the eighth inning the Aggies were down one run after Ashley Shepherd scored for the Rattlers.

To open their half of the extra inning, by rule, Ryanne Hill was placed on second base. Jessie Larson sent a pitch by Rattler Amanda Reyes over the center field fence scoring both herself and Hill and secured A&T’s victory over FAMU.

In the second game the Aggies’ 5 runs would not be enough to hold off the Rattlers. Mel Oliphant went 4-for-4 for the Rattlers with 6 RBIs and three runs; Garcia added two RBIs for the Rattlers. Luper, Fletcher and White all had two hits apiece and Britney Reddick recorded two RBIs.

The Aggies took the series 2-1 over the Rattlers and improved to 5-1 in the conference.

  • Lauren Morgan