WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (10-16) staged a furious late rally, but fell short in a tough 10-6 loss to the Anderson (S.C.) Trojans (28-9), Saturday afternoon. The Lady Rams scored five of their six runs in the final four innings of the game, but fell just short in the hard-fought loss.
Though the team struggled to find hits early, the Lady Rams kept things close until a late breakout by the Trojans. After taking an early 1-0 first-inning lead, the Lady Rams fell behind 4-1 in the fourth inning before answering with a pair of fourth-inning runs to pull to within one run of the Trojans 3-4. The Lady Rams fell behind 8-3 after allowing a four-run fifth inning by the Trojans. From there, the Lady Rams turn on their defense and outscored the Trojans 3-2 in the final two and a half innings, but the effort was not enough as the team finished the day with the 10-6 loss. Sophomore Danyelle Beamon started things off when she hit a four-run two-run homer to kick things off for the Lady Rams. Katherine Zimmer hit an RBI double to score sophomore second base Chyna Riley. Riley followed the effort with an RBI of her own in the sixth inning to score Beamon. Sophomore pitcher Mercedes Hargett closed things out with a seventh-inning solo home run that left the score 10-6.
As a team, the Lady Rams had a solid overall effort in the game. Offensively, the team ended the day with 11 total hits. Beamon led the way with a three-for-three performance with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI. Margett added a two-for-three performance with a home run, a run scored, and an RBI.
Hargett (6-9) took the pitching loss, going all seven innings with 13 hits allowed and four strikeouts.
The two teams would go on to finish out the doubleheader. 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.