ELIZABETH CITY, NC – The Winston-Salem State (15-3, 6-0 CIAA) closed the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Softball Round Up with a bang when the team took a 6-3 win over the Chowan Lady Hawks (5-17, 4-2 CIAA), Sunday afternoon. The Rams took the win behind a strong defensive effort as they scored early and held off the Hawks to claim the win.
The Rams played some quality defense to hold off the Lady Hawks to claim the win. As a team, the Rams needed just six hits to claim the win. Junior outfielder Shauntaja Dedecker led the Rams' scoring effort with four RBI in the game. She got all four on a grand slam home run. Junior second base Daijah Chambers went two-for-three at the plate with a double and an RBI while senior outfielder Destiny Snipes went two-for-four at the plate with a run scored and an RBI.
Winston-Salem State did all of its damage in the first inning when Snipes hit an RBI single that was followed by a Dedecker grand slam home run to give the Rams a 5-0 lead. WSSU would not score for the rest of the game, but they allowed a third inning run and two fifth-inning runs to maintain a 5-3 lead. The Rams would would not allow another Chowan score to claim the win.
WSSU sophomore Tia Robinson (8-1) started the game and went two innings when the Rams took the lead. She allowed no runs on no hits with two strikeouts. Junior Erica Davis came in for five innings and she finished out the game. She allowed three runs (three earned) on five hits with five strikeouts.
With the win, the Rams improve to 15-4 overall and 6-0 in CIAA play. The team will return to action, Thursday, when the head to Columbia, S.C. to take on the Benedict Tigers. 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.