WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (5-18) remain on a hot streak as the team took a 14-5 win over the Bowie State Bulldogs (7-12), Friday afternoon. The win marked the Rams' fifth win in their last six games and gave the Rams their second home win of the season.
The Rams had one of their best offensive games of the season. The team tied their season-best with 12 hits in the game. Five Rams had two hits each in the game. Freshman outfielder Nyla Howard had a double with two runs scored and four RBI. Junior outfielder Jasmine Holloman added a home run with two runs scored and an RBI.
The game featured some terrific offense by both teams, but in the end, the Rams had more than the Bulldogs. The Rams did the bulk of their work in two big innings. Senior first base Samantha Gibbs got things started in the first inning when she hit an RBI groundout to score sophomore second base Daijah Chambers. The third inning was the biggest for the Rams as the team scored seven runs, five of which were unearned. The offense went to the Bulldogs in the next two innings as the Rams allowed five runs to the Bulldogs to leave their lead down to just three runs 8-5. However, the Rams answered with six fifth inning runs, including four runs scored on RBI singles and a Holloman solo home run to clinch the win.
Sophomore Erica Davis (4-8) took the pitching win. She went all five innings with five runs allowed, two earned, on nine hits with four strikeouts.
The Rams will return to action, Tuesday, when the team hosts the Mount Olive Trojans in a 2:00 p.m. doubleheader. 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.