Late Rally Costs Rams in 11-2 Loss to UNC Pembroke

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (7-25) gave a solid effort, but the team could not hold up against the UNC Pembroke Braves (22-23), Sunday. There was no shortage of effort for the Rams, but the team could not quite find an answer against the hard-charging Braves.

As a team, the Rams had a solid overall effort. The team totaled five hits in the game with sophomore short stop Destiny Snipes going two-for-three with two runs scored and an RBI. Senior third base Rebecca Demko and sophomore first base Mesha Jones both recorded doubles in the game while sophomore Jasmine Holloman added a one-for-two performance at the plate.

Things looked good early, but the Rams faded late in the tough loss. The Rams held the Braves scoreless for the first two innings of the game, but things got tough when the team allowed four third inning runs. The Rams answered when Demko hit an RBI double that scored Snipes and cut the WSSU deficit down to three runs, 4-1. The Rams allowed three more fifth inning runs to fall behind 7-1 before Snipes hit a solo home run to pull the Rams within five runs, 7-2. The Rams could score no more and allowed two runs each in the sixth and seventh innings to take the 11-2 loss.

Hargett (5-16) took the pitching loss, going all seven innings and finishing with 11 runs allowed (11 earned).

With the loss, the Rams fall to 7-25. The team will return to action, Wednesday when they host Bluefield State in a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader at Twin City Field. 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