The Florida A&M Rattlers baseball team faced Coppin State in a first round MEAC Tournament game Wednesday in Norfolk.
FAMU won all three of their games last week and entered the tournament on a five-game winning streak that evened their record at 24-24.
The wins were over Jacksonville and North Carolina Central.
They defeated Jacksonville 6-5 Tuesday in Tallahassee. Munroe graduate Cameron Sims got the pitching victory. Sims threw four innings allowing only one run. Ryan Kennedy, Jamie Barlow and Michael Birdsong provided the offense with two hits each.
Thursday, Quincy’s Kendal Weeks had two hits, including the game-winning hit in a 5-4 win over Jacksonville in Jacksonville.
Weeks’ double in the 10th inning plated Havana’s Logan Seymour who had walked to put the Rattlers ahead. David Duncan got the pitching win and Jared Walker had four hits.
Weeks had a pair of runs-batted-in for FAMU on Sunday in the 9-8 win over Central.
Ryan Kennedy hit a home run for the Rattlers and Brandon Fleming was the winning pitcher.
FSU had a 3-1 record for the week, which put the fourth-ranked Seminoles at 39-12 for the year.
On Tuesday, Josh Delph, Brett Knief and John Sansone all had two hits to help Peter Miller get a pitching win over Stetson in a 9-4 game.
Friday and Saturday the Tribe took 7-0 and 10-2 road wins over ACC foe North Carolina to wrap up their eighth consecutive ACC Atlantic Division Championship.
Luke Weaver and Billy Strode combined to pitch the shutout win Friday. DJ Stewart had three hits and three runs-batted-in in the game.
Stewart, John Nogowski, Jose Brizuela and Justin Gonzalez all had two hits in Saturday’s win that went to Mike Compton’s credit.
The Tar Heels avoided a sweep on Sunday with a 5-4 win.
Florida could manage only one win in four games last week watching their record fall to 34-18.
On Tuesday they lost a home game to Mercer by a 4-2 score before hosting SEC rival Vanderbilt in a three-game set that began Thursday.
The Gators won the first game of the set 1-0 with Logan Shore earning his seventh win of the year and Bobby Poyner getting a save. Taylor Gushue’s first inning single scored Richie Martin with the game’s only run.
The Commodores came back to take the next two games 3-0 and 16-2 to win the series.
This week FSU hosted Central Florida in a Tuesday afternoon game and will close the regular season to host Duke in a Thursday, Friday and Saturday series.
Florida closed their regular season home slate Tuesday when South Florida came to town.
They will close the regular season with a series at Tennessee Thursday, Friday and Saturday.