RALEIGH, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (15-12, 4-0 CIAA) got their fifth straight win, Saturday when the team shutout the Elizabeth City State Lady Vikings (3-10, 2-2 CIAA), 14-0. The Rams took the win behind a stellar offensive effort as the team tied a season-high with 14 runs and recorded their first shutout victory of the season.
As a team, the Rams scored 14 runs on 13 hits in the game and benefitted from three ECSU fielding errors. WSSU sophomore first base Katherine Zimmer led the way for the Rams with a three-for-three batting effort with a triple, a run scored, and four RBI. Freshman third base Rebecca Demko went two-for-three with two runs scored.
The Rams took control of the game early and never looked back when they followed a three-run first inning with seven second-inning runs. After not scoring in the third inning, the Rams added four fourth-inning runs and held the Lady Vikings to seal the 14-0 five-inning victory.
WSSU junior Chyna Riley (5-4) took home the pitching victory. She pitched five innings for the Rams and held the Lady Vikings to three hits and no runs scored. She also finished the game with five strikeouts.
With the win, the Rams improve to 15-12 and remain undefeated in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play at 4-0. The Rams will return to action tomorrow when the team faces the Chowan Hawks and the Bowie State Lady Bulldogs to complete the CIAA Softball Round Up.
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.