MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (2-7) came up short in an offensive showdown with the West Chester Golden Rams (5-0). Though the Rams had a solid overall with three runs scored and seven total hits, the Rams fell victim to a late rally by West Chester that sealed the loss.
The Rams took the loss in spite of a great effort as they continue to improve early in the season. The Rams finished the game with three total runs on seven hits in the game. WSSU scored all three runs in the third inning when junior second base Chyna Riley hit an RBI single which was then followed by a two-RBI double by freshman short stop Jasmine Holloman. From there, the Rams were held scoreless, but the same could not be said for West Chester who scored three fourth inning runs, two fifth inning runs, and five sixth-inning runs.
It was Riley who led the way at the plate for the Rams as she went two-for-four from the plate with a run scored and an RBI. Holloman added a one-for-three effort with a double, two RBI, and a walk.
WSSU junior Mercedes Hargett (0-5) took the pitching loss when she went all seven innings with 10 runs allowed (eight earned). She also added six strikeouts in the game.
The Rams would go on to finish the tournament with a game against Felician. For more information on Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.