WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (8-1) used their power hitting to claim a 6-4 win over the Salem Tigers (0-1), Friday afternoon. The Rams had three extra base hits to claim the win big win.
As a team, the Rams had a strong day at the plate to claim the win. As a team, the Rams notched 10 hits in the game. WSSU junior pitcher Erica Davis led the way with a three-for-four batting performance, including a home run with two RBI. Junior Daijah Chambers also had a home run with a two-for-three batting effort with three RBI.
The Rams had a hot start to the game that was followed by a strong finish to claim the win. It was Chambers who got things started when she hit a solo home run to start the game. The Rams added two more runs in the second inning when Chambers hit a two-RBI single that was followed by a Davis RBI single as well to leave the Rams on top, 4-0. WSSU allowed four fourth inning runs to the Tigers, but the team would not relent. Davis broke the tie with a solo home run in the fourth inning that was followed by an RBI sacrifice fly by redshirt-freshman Jasmine McCain.
Davis (5-0) took the pitching win. She started the game and went all seven innings and held the Tigers to just two hits and four runs (none earned). She also recorded six strikeouts.
With the win, the Rams improve to 8-1. 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.