TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In their last full season as a part of the MEAC conference, there would be no better way to go out than repeating as conference champions. But for Florida A&M baseball, this season’s goals go beyond what they’ve previously accomplished.
As a mere 19 days separate the Rattlers from their first game in over 11 months they’ve manifested the mindset that this season is about chasing history. And that’s trying to be the first team in FAMU baseball history to make a super-regional game.
So how will they get there?
If you ask any of the guys around the clubhouse it’s simple: Never settle for anything less than a championship mentality.
“Our motto for this year is 'ECE', and that spelled E-C-E; everyday championship effort. That’s what we’re looking for this season from our guys, looking for a championship effort today, you don’t become champions unless you work at that and practice that way," says Rattlers head baseball coach Jamey Shouppe.
“We’re just going out there and trying to perfect that. We’re defending champions and that comes with title responsibility and maturity," said FAMU pitcher Jeremiah McCollum. "So we’re just going to go out there and play like we know how to play, be coached how we want to be coached, and then we just go out there and win games.”
The Rattlers will play at Stetson University on February 19 to open up the 2021 season.