ASHEBORO, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (11-7) had some late struggles when the team took a tough 16-3 loss to the Indiana (Pa.) Crimson Hawks (3-4), Saturday afternoon. The Rams played six solid innings, but the team had a disastrous seventh inning as the team took the hard-fought loss.
The Rams played well for much of the game, but some late struggles proved costly in the game. As a team, the Rams were held to five hits while the team allowed 15 hits and 11 walks in a tough 16-3 loss to the Crimson Hawks. Rams freshman first base Dezmen Howard did much of the damage for the Rams as he hit a two-run home run in the game,. Fellow freshman infielder Tyler Daniels was one-for-two at the plate with an RBI as well.
Things went well for much of the game as the team allowed just one run to the Crimson Hawks in the first five innings of play. A second inning score was the only one of the first five innings before the Rams allowed five fifth inning runs to fall behind 6-0. The Rams answered in the bottom of the sixth inning when Howard's two-run homer left the Rams trailing, 6-2. However, things got tough fast for the Rams as they allowed 10 seventh-inning runs to the Crimson Hawks. WSSU added a seventh-inning run when Daniels hit an RBI single.
WSSU redshirt-freshman Jalen Scott (2-2) took the pitching loss when the started the game and went five innings. He finished the game with one run allowed (one earned) with a strikeout. Five more WSSU pitchers came into the game as well.
With the loss, the Rams fall to 11-7 on the season. The team will return to action tomorrow to close out the weekend with a doubleheader against the Crimson Hawks. For more information on Rams baseball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.