Lady Rams Open Season with 13-2 Loss to Concord

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (0-1) had a solid start, but faded late in a 13-2 loss to the Concord (W.Va.) Mountain Lions, Saturday afternoon. The Lady Rams took the loss in spite of a solid overall game, but fell victim to a late rally by the Mountain Lions in the tough loss.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Rams allowed at least one run in each of the remaining innings for the Mountain Lions, including a six-run sixth inning. The Lady Rams were able to counter with a pair of runs of their own, but could not rally in the loss.

As a team, the Lady Rams finished the game with eight total hits. Senior infielder Monet Daly led the way with a two-for-three performance at the plate with a run scored. Sophomore pitcher Mercedes Hargett also had a strong hitting effort with a two-for-three effort with a run scored. Senior infielder Katrina Bartlett was one-for-three with a double and an RBI.

The Lady Rams scored in the third inning when senior Lauren Beaver hit an RBI groundout to the pitcher that scored Daly. The team added another score in the sixth inning when Bartlett hit an RBI double that scored Hargett.

Hargett (0-1) took the pitching loss with a four-inning appearance. She finished the game with five runs allowed, but three strikeouts and just one walk. Sophomore Chyna Riley added a pair of innings with three earned runs allowed and three walks.

The Lady Rams and Mountain Lions would go on to close out the double-header later in the day. 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