WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (3-12) gave a great effort, but the team fell short in a 4-3 extra inning loss to the Concord Mountain Lions (8-6), Tuesday afternoon. After falling behind early, the Rams staged a late rally to tie the game and send it into extra innings, the Rams fell just short in the loss.
As a team, the Rams struggled to hit the ball for much of the game, totaling three hits. However, the team's defense took center stage as the Rams held Concord to just four runs on 11 hits in the game. WSSU sophomore second base Jasmine Holloman led the way for the Rams with a two-for-four performance with two RBI. Freshman catcher Sydnee Brown added a solo home run.
The Rams allowed a first inning run as well as a fourth inning run to fall behind 2-0 when Brown hit a fourth inning home run to cut the WSSU deficit in half. The Rams went on to tie the game when Holloman hit an RBI single to score senior Rebecca Demko and tied the game at 2-2. From there the game went into extra innings.
In the eighth inning, the Ram allowed a pair of runs to the Mountain Lions. The team answered with Holloman hitting her second RBI single to score sophomore Melissa Carillo. However, the Rams hit into a game-ending double play that ended the game.
Senior pitcher Mercedes Hargett (3-5) took the pitching loss, going all eight innings with four runs allowed (three earned) and recording a pair of strikeouts.
The Rams will get a bit of a break as the team will not return to action until March 10th when the team heads to Salem, Virginia to take part in the Salem Invitational where they will take on the Shippensburg Raiders and the Indiana (Pa.) Crimson Hawks.
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