Ospreys power past Rattlers in 13-7 road win

Drew McDonald, Sports Editor

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In a game of constant offense, Senior Alex Reynolds and Junior Tanner Murphy led the charge in the road win over FAMU.

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Senior Jay Prather rounds first base.

Reynolds fired the opening salvo of the game in the top of the second, plating one on an RBI single to center for a 1-0 lead.

Junior Austin Hurwitz scored two more runs on a two-bagger to right for a 3-0 lead in the second.

The Ospreys jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the top of the third with RBI singles from Juniors David Maberry, Blake Marabell, Hurwitz and Sophomore Abraham Sequera.

Redshirt-Freshman Robert Robinson finally got the Rattlers going with an RBI single to right which scored one to cut the deficit to 7-1. After an RBI single and a runner scoring on an error, the Rattlers were down 7-3 to close the third inning.

The offense kept on rolling as the Rattlers got to within one on a trio of RBI singles as the Rattlers trailed 7-6 in the bottom of the fourth.

Senior Willis McDaniel tied the game at seven in the bottom of the fifth as a runner scored on his ground ball to short.

After a wild pitch and a passed ball, the Ospreys scored two more runs in the top of the sixth for a 9-7 lead.

Reynolds added a pair of insurance runs as he scored two on an RBI single to center for an 11-7 lead to close the sixth.

Two more Ospreys scored on a wild pitch and a passed ball in the eighth and ninth inning which was the final nail in the coffin as the Ospreys won, 13-7.

Worth Noting

Murphy made history twice in the game as he walked five times which is now the UNF single game record for most walks in a game. The Junior from Jacksonville also stole four bases in the win over FAMU which tied the program record for most stolen bases in a single game.

Reynolds led the team with four hits on the night.

Freshman Logan Clayton picked up the win, improving his record to 2-1.

The win improves UNF to 28-20 (9-8 ASUN) and the loss drops FAMU to 21-29 (13-8 MEAC).

The Ospreys head home to Harmon Stadium for a home weekend series against Kennesaw State starting on Friday, May 10 at 6:05 p.m.

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