Rams Struggle in 13-2 Loss to Mount Olive

 

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams ((5-19) could not find any answers when the team took a 13-2 loss to the Mount Olive Trojans (15-20), Tuesday afternoon. The Rams had a strong effort, but the team could overcome fielding miscues and hitting struggles in the hard-fought loss.

The Rams struggled in every aspect of the game, but still showed some signs of strong play at times. AS a team, WSSU totaled just three hits in the game. Sophomore pitcher Erica Davis led the team's hitting efforts with a two-for-two performance at the place. Junior left field Jasmine Holloman added a one-for-two performance with a home run, two RBI and a run scored. The Rams also had three fielding errors in the game.

The Rams ran into some early struggles, but the team staged a late rally that was not quite enough in the loss. After allowing an opening inning run and 10 second inning runs to the Trojans, the Rams fell behind 11-0. The team's sole scoring effort came in the fourth inning when Holloman hit a two-run home run to score Davis. However, the effort was all that the Rams could muster when the team allowed two more runs to the Trojans to take the loss.

Davis (4-9) took the pitching loss. She went all five innings with 13 runs allowed (nine earned) on 16 hits. She also recorded a strikeout.

With the loss, the Rams fall to 5-19. The two teams would go on to complete the doubleheader later in the day. 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.