April 21, 2011
PETERSBURG, VA - The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (26-11) rallied from an early deficit to pick up a 2-1 win in the opening round of the 2011 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Softball Championship Tournament, Thursday afternoon. WSSU sophomore infielder Nikki Lynch powered the Lady Rams to the win with a pair of hits, including a game-tying home run.
After allowing an opening inning run to the Lady Vikings, the Lady Rams turned up their defensive efforts to shut down their opening round opponents. The Lady Rams went on to take care of business at the plate when Lynch tied the game with a second inning home run while freshman outfielder Tanaya Pettus stole home in the fifth inning for the game-winning run.
As a team, the Lady Rams totaled four hits in the game Lynch finished the game with a two-for-two effort at the plate with a home run, a run scored and an RBI. Senior shortstop Bonika Terry added a pair of hits as well.
WSSU sophomore pitcher Tiffany Burgess took pitching win with seven innings in the circle and allowing just five hits and just one earned run. She also added 14 strikeouts in the win.
With the win, the Lady Rams will go on to face the host Virginia State Lady Trojans later in the afternoon. For more information on Lady Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.