NORFOLK, Va. (famuathletics.com) — Florida A&M starting pitcher Kelyn Fox earned his sixth victory of the season as the Rattlers defeated Norfolk State 5-2, winning the weekend series, and retaining firm control of first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Southern Division.
Fox (6-1) had a big game, striking out eight batters while holding NSU (19-24, 15-9 MEAC) to just one run on seven hits in 8.0 innings of work.
FAMU opened the scoring in the second inning when Moyer hit a two-RBI single, giving the Rattlers a 2-0 lead.
Neither team scored another run until the seventh inning when Pierini tripled to left centerfield, driving in two more runs. One batter later, Bryant scored Pierini with a single to centerfield, pushing the Rattlers ahead for good.
FAMU returns to Tallahassee for a MEAC Southern Division series versus North Carolina A&T, who currently occupies second place. The series begins on Friday with first-pitch set for 5 p.m.