WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (21-10) dug deep to pull out a big 6-4 win over the Bluefield State Blues (5-17), Tuesday evening. After falling into a 3-0 deficit, the Lady Rams outscored the Blues 6-1 in the final four innings of the game to take home their sixth straight victory.
As a team, the Lady Rams totaled nine hits in the game. Senior outfielder Andreya O'Brien led the way for the Lady Rams with a two-for-three performance at the plate with two runs scored and an RBI. Junior third base Katrina Bartlett added a two-for-three effort as well with a run scored while freshman Chyna Riley added a two-for-three effort with a pair of runs scored.
After allowing one run in each of the first three innings of the game, the Lady Rams kicked things into gear in the fourth inning when they tied the game with three fourth inning runs. After freshman Tiffany Massey reached on a fielder's choice that scored Riley, freshman Jada Johnson forced a fielding error by the Blues that allowed a pair of WSSU scores to tie the game.
Bluefield State would respond with a fifth inning score that put the Lady Rams behind once again, 4-3, but the home team would not go away. O'Brien kicked things off with an RBI single, which was followed by another RBI single by senior Yasmin Lee that put the Lady Rams back in the lead 5-4. The team added an insurance run when freshman catcher Mercedes Hargett hit an RBI sacrifice fly that scored O'Brien.
With the win, the Lady Rams extend their winning streak to six games. The team won't have long to celebrate, however, as they will head to Raleigh, N.C. tomorrow to return to conference play and take on the Saint Augustine's Lady Falcons. For more information on Lady Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.