ELIZABETH CITY, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (3-18, 3-3 CIAA) had another great hitting effort, but the team fell short in a 10-8 loss to the Chowan Hawks (16-8, 3-3 CIAA), Sunday afternoon. The Rams had a great effort at the plate, but the Rams fell short in the loss at the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Softball Round Up.
As a team, the Rams were solid at the plate. The Rams totaled 11 hits in the game. Sophomore second base Daijah Chambers had another great batting effort, going two-for-four at the plate with two runs scored, four RBI, and a home run. Junior short stop Destiny Snipes had a solid day. She went two-for-three with three runs scored and two RBI.
The Rams struck first, but the team could not keep the Hawks at bay. WSSU got on the scoreboard in the second inning when the team scored four runs. Chowan answered with six unanswered runs, one in the third inning, and five in the fourth inning to fall behind, 6-4. The Rams tied the game in the sixth inning when senior Samantha Gibbs had an RBI groundout that was followed by Chambers scoring on a Chowan fielding error that left the Rams tied 6-6. The Rams took the lead in the seventh inning when Snipes hit a two-run home run to leave the Rams on top, 8-6. However, Chowan answered with four seventh inning runs to give the Rams the tough loss.
WSSU sophomore Erica Davis (2-8) took the pitching loss for the Rams. She started the game and went 6.2 innings with 10 runs allowed, 10 earned, with two strikeouts.
With the loss, the Rams fall to 3-18 and 3-3 in CIAA play. The Rams will return to action, Tuesday when the team host the Benedict Tigers in a 1:00 p.m. game 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.