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Florida A&M softball drops season opening doubleheader in Unconquered Invitational

Posted at 10:08 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 22:08:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FAMU ATHLETICS) — The Florida A&M softball team had a rough start to the 2021 season, dropping both games of a doubleheader to Southeastern Louisiana, 11-1 and 12-3, in the Unconquered Invitational hosted by Florida State on Friday.

Game 1

FAMU lost game one 11-1 in five innings, struggling to get much offense going. The Rattlers were held hitless through 16 at-bats, scoring its lone run on a Lion error.

Gabriella Williams got the start for the FAMU, working 0.1 innings, allowing eight runs on five hits. Nadia Zenteno tossed 4.2 innings in relief, striking out two batters while giving up three runs on two hits.

SLU (6-5) tallied 11 hits. The Lions' Lindsey Rizzo went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Heather Zumo (4-1) got the win for SLU after throwing 3.0 innings, giving up one run while striking out four.

Game 2

ThE second contest started out on a promising note for the Rattlers with Kenyaamari Jones and Melkayla Irvis opening the game with back-to-back hits.

Jones scored when Seriah Brokenborough drilled a liner at shortstop that couldn't be corralled, giving the Rattlers an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

With SLU up 5-1 in the third inning, Brokenbourough got her first RBI of the year, hitting a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score Irvis from third base and cut the Lion lead to three.

However, SLU had a seven-run bottom half of the third punctuated by a two-run homer by Cameron Goodman.

Brandice Boatwright tossed 1.1 innings two runs on five hits while striking out one. Zenteno worked 2.2 innings in relief surrendering seven runs on six hits while fanning two batters.

Comeaux worked 3.0 innings allowing two runs on five hits with three strikeouts.

Up Next

FAMU takes on Florida Gulf Coast in day two of the Unconquered Invitational. First-pitch is set for 10 a.m.