By: Royal Shepherd
FAMU wins games one 2-1, but falls 8-2 to the Ospreys in game two
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 16)  – The Florida A&M Softball split a twin bill with the University of North Florida in their home opener with FAMU winning game one 2-1 and UNF winning game two 8-2.
In the first game, FAMU (2-5) tallied four hits as Tera Gainer tallied a game high three hits to lead the Lady Rattlers, while UNF (5-2) garnered five hits with five Ospreys finishing with one hit each.
Jennifer Lindsey (2-1) picked up her second win of the season as she gave up five hits, one run and striking out three in seven innings of work.
Ashley Brown (1-1) received the loss  UNF as she went three and one-third innings giving up three hits, two earned runs and striking out three, while Kayla Goff pitched two and thirds innings scoreless inning for UNF, striking out four..
UNF scored their lone run in the top of the first as Brittany Hendrix scored on a Kaley Broski ground out to second.
FAMU would push across two runs in their half of the third on Kiefi Myrick double scoring both Whitney Robinson and Tera Gainer, giving the Lady Rattlers a 2-1 win.
In game two,  the Lady Rattler collected five hits as Myrick finished with a game high three hits, while UNF finished with 12 as Hendrix tallied a team high two hits to lead the Ospreys.
Kaylie Wallace  (3-0) picked up the win for UNF as she gave up four hits, one earned run and striking out three in three innings of work, while Whitney Robinson (0-3) received the loss for FAMU as she gave up nine hits, eight earned runs and striking out one in two and two-third innings of work.  In relief Ashley Minter finished the game for the Lady Rattlers allowing just three hits and one walk in four and one-third innings of work.
UNF took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the second of the second inning.
FAMU would plate a run in their half of the second as Myrick scored on a wild pitch.
The Lady Rattlers would score their final run of the game in the bottom of the fourth as Robinson scored on a Myrick single, cutting the Ospreys’ lead to 8-2 for the finale
FAMU will return to action on Saturday as they will take on Western Carolina at Jo Anne Graf field on Saturday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla.

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