RALEIGH, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (7-24, 5-7 CIAA) struggled at the plate when the team took a 5-3 loss to the Saint Augustine's Falcons (14-8, 10-3 CIAA), Friday afternoon. The Rams could not quite find their hitting grove when the team took the tough loss.
The team had a bad day at the plate in the tough loss. As a team, the Rams managed just two hits in the game, but were able to turn them into three runs. Freshman centerfielder Nyla Howard and junior third base Kortney Thomas were the two players to notch hits in the game. Howard went one-for-three with a run scored while Thomas was one-for-two with a run scored.
The Rams opened the game with a strong start, but the team could not keep the Falcons at bay. The Rams scored an opening inning run when Davis hit an RBI groundout to score Howard. However, SAU answered with a pair of second inning runs. The Rams added a pair third inning runs when Thomas and junior short stop Destiny Snipes both scored on an SAU fielding error to give the Rams a 3-2 lead. However, a late rally by the Falcons cost the Rams. The team allowed a pair of fourth inning runs and a fifth inning run to seal the 5-3 loss for the Rams.
WSSU freshman Tia Robinson (1-9) took the pitching loss. She threw all six innings for the Rams. She allowed five runs (two earned) with three strikeouts.
With the loss, the Rams fall to 7-24 overall and 5-7 in CIAA play. The team will return to action, Sunday when they return to Raleigh, N.C. to take on the Shaw Bears. 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.