GREENSBORO  -- Bethune-Cookman got off to a tremendous start on Monday afternoon and used to defeat North Carolina A&T 18-4 in MEAC softball action at the Lady Aggies Softball Complex.

The Wildcats took control over the game in the first three innings, as they scored six runs in the first, seven runs in the second and five runs in the third. The Aggies did not answer back until the bottom of the fourth when Tranea Jones hit a double to center field, followed by a two-run home run from Sabrina Edmonds.

The Aggies were able to hold off the Wildcats defensively in the top of the fifth with zero runs and zero hits. In the bottom of the fifth, the Aggies snagged two more runs after two-run  RBI from Dominique Smith and Jones.

The Aggies will take on the Western Carolina Catamounts at home in a Thursday doubleheader at 3 p.m.