WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (9-1) remain undefeated at home after the team took an 11-6 win over the Salem Tigers, Friday afternoon. After falling behind 6-3, the Rams scored eight unanswered runs to power their way to the win.
The Rams took the win behind a powerful batting effort. As a team, the Rams notched 11 hits in the game. The team was led by junior Daijah Chambers who went four-for-four at the plate with a run scored. Freshman Aniyah Jones added a two-for-four performance with two home runs and five RBI.
Things looked bleak early for the Rams as the team fell behind 6-3 in the third inning. Jones hit a two-run home run that was followed by an RBI single from senior Destiny Snipes to leave the team trailing, 6-3. The Rams began their comeback in the third inning when senior Kortney Thomas hit an RBI groundout to score freshman Alleigh Himes. The Rams added a fourth inning run when junior designated player Erica Davis added an RBI groundout in the four inning. The team tied the game, 6-6 in the fifth inning when a Salem throwing error allowed WSSU to tie the game. The Rams broke the game open when Jones hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to go ahead 9-6. The Rams added two more runs in the sixth inning when Himes hit a two-run home run.
Sophomore Tia Robinson (4-1) got the pitching win. She went all seven innings with six runs allowed (four earned) on nine hits.
With the win, the Rams improve to 9-1 for the season. With Saturday's doubleheader against Alderson Broaddus being postponed, the Rams will return to action next Saturday when the team heads to Columbia, S.C. to take on the Benedict Tigers. 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.