Rams Top Benedict, 15-6, for Eighth Straight Victory

COLUMBIA, SC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (17-3) had another great offensive showing when the team took a 15-6 road win over the Benedict Tigers (11-11), Thursday afternoon. The Rams rolled to their eighth win when the team reached double-digit scoring for the 10th time this season.

For the second straight game, the Rams broke out offensively to claim the win. The team totaled 15 runs on 13 hits to claim the win. Freshman catcher Alleigh Himes led the way for the Rams when she went three-for-three at the plate with two runs scored. Sophomore first base Tameron Taylor went three for-four with her first career home run with four RBI and a run scored.

The Rams opened the game and closed the game with big scoring. After opening the game with a first inning run, the Rams scored seven second inning runs to go ahead 8-0. The team allowed run to the Tigers in the second and third innings, but the team answered those with two runs each in the third and fourth innings. The Rams allowed three fifth inning runs to leave the score, 12-5. The team closed the game with three seventh inning runs before allowing a run to the Tigers to seal the 15-6 victory.

WSSU sophomore Tia Robinson (9-1) got the pitching win. She started the game and went all seven innings with six runs allowed (five earned) on six hits and four strikeouts.

The Rams will return to action, Saturday when the team heads to Charlotte, N.C. to take on the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls. 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.