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Florida A&M eliminates Miss. Valley in softball playoffs

May 20, 2006

TUSCALOOSA – Florida A&M (40-24) used a pair of three-run innings to defeat Mississippi Valley State 7-5 Saturday and stay alive in the NCAA Region 5 Softball Championships.

FAMU scored three runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie, then hung on for the win. Mississippi Valley State (23-30) answered with one run in the top of the seventh to draw to within two runs, but wasn’t able to put another runner on base.

“I thought that each team did a good job tonight of handling the situations they were handed,” MVSU head coach Lee Smith said. “Throughout the game it went back and forth and I thought that both teams battled their way through. The game was pretty much what I was expecting.”

FAMU will now play Georgia Tech later this evening in an elimination game. Georgia Tech defeated FAMU Friday night 9-3.

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