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Alabama A&M Claims Victory, 3-2 in SWAC Softball Game against Bethune-Cookman

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs battled against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in a game that evened the three-game series between the two teams. The game was a tightly contested affair with both sides showing grit and determination.

Despite not recording a hit in the opening frame, the Wildcats managed to take the lead in the first inning with Kayla Traylor scoring on a wild pitch. However, the Bulldogs bounced back in the fourth inning with Zahria Jones driving in the equalizer and giving the Bulldogs their first run of the weekend. A stolen base and wild pitch allowed Allyson Riches to put the Bulldogs ahead for the first time in the series, making it 2-1.

Alabama A&M extended their lead in the fifth inning with Faith Cross hitting a sacrifice fly to score Jones from third base, putting the Bulldogs ahead 3-1. The Wildcats responded in the sixth inning with Essence Gibbs' double into center field, making it a one-run game.

As the game entered the final inning, the Wildcats had the heart of their lineup set to bat, but the Bulldogs defense held strong to seal the victory.

Venice Sanders was exceptional for Alabama A&M, pitching all seven innings and allowing only two runs on six hits, three walks, and one strikeout. Victoria Guzman started in the circle for the Wildcats but was replaced by Halyne Gonzalez in the fifth inning. Gonzalez was able to keep the game within reach for the Wildcats but the damage had already been done.

Jones and Cross were pivotal for the Bulldogs, each registering a hit and an RBI. Meanwhile, six different Wildcats players recorded a hit, including Gibbs' crucial double.

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