RALEIGH, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (15-13, 4-1 CIAA) could not quite keep their hot offense going when the team took an 8-0 six-inning loss to the Chowan Hawks (16-12, 5-0 CIAA), Sunday morning at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Softball Round Up. After scoring 39 runs in their previous four games of the round up, the Rams could not get any across the plate in Sunday's loss.
The Rams struggled mightily in the game with just three total hits and two walks for five baserunners for the entire game. WSSU junior second base Chyna Riley and one-for-three at the plate while the freshman tandem of third base Rebecca Demko and short stop Jasmine Holloman both went one-for-two at the plate.
Though the Rams struggled at the plate, the team played some strong defense in the game as Chowan was held scoreless in three of the six innings played. The Rams fell behind 1-0 in the third inning before allowing Chowan to score five fourth-inning runs on a fielding error and an RBI single. After falling behind 6-0 in the fourth inning, the Rams allowed a pair of sixth-inning runs to seal the loss.
WSSU junior pitcher Mercedes Hargett (9-8) took the pitching loss, going 5.1 innings with eight runs allowed (four earned) on nine hits. She also finished the game with eight strikeouts.
The Rams would have to gather themselves quickly as the team would return to action later in the day to take on the Bowie State Lady Bulldogs to complete the round up.
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