PEMBROKE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (24-7) staged a late rally, but the effort was not enough as the team took a 6-3 road loss to the UNC Pembroke Braves (16-21), Wednesday afternoon. The Rams had their trademark solid hitting performance, but the team could not get the runs they needed across the plate in the hard-fought loss.
As a team, the Rams had a solid day at the plate. WSSU totaled eight hits in the game. Rams senior left fielder Destiny Snipes led the way, going two-for-four at the plate with a double and two runs scored. Junior pitcher Erica Davis went two-for-three at the plate with an RBI.
The Rams began their scoring late in the game after allowing a hot start to the Braves. The Rams allowed four third inning runs and two fourth inning runs. But the team answered in the fifth inning when freshman third base Alleigh Himes drew an RBI bases-loaded walk. Snipes would then score on a UNCP wild pitch to pull the WSSU deficit down to four runs, 6-2. The Rams struck again in the seventh inning when a Snipes double was followed by an RBI single from Davis. However, that was all that the Rams could muster as they took the road loss.
Davis (9-5) took the pitching loss. She threw all seven innings with six runs allowed (six earned) on 10 hits with a strikeout.
With the loss, the Rams fall to 24-7. The two teams would go on to complete the doubleheader later in the day. 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.