WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- For the second straight day, the Winston-Salem State University Rams got a dominating pitching performance and pounded out double digit hits in route to a 17-0 blanking of the Shaw University.
The win moved the Rams to 15-6 overall, and capped a weekend were they combined to outscore Shaw University 41-2 in the three game sweep. WSSU won games 9-2, 15-0 and today's 17-0 win.
The Rams scored in seven of the eight innings in which they batted, and scored multiple runs in three different innings – 5 in the first and third, and 3 in the seventh.
Levi Grassley homered for the second straight day, as he led the offensive attack finished three for five with three runs scored and four runs batted in. Aaron Jones also finished three for five with three runs scored, and batted in two runs. German Reyes went two for four with two runs scored and three runs batted in, and Paco Martin finished two for five with two runs scored. Brandon Harrison, Chris Constantine, Tyler Hickernell and Christopher Kane all had one rbi. Paco Martin, Jacob Williams, Aaron Jones and Levi Grassley all had doubles in the game.
Kyle Boraski picked up his third win of the season, as the Rams used five pitchers to combine to hold the Shaw Bears to just six hits, one walk and nine strikeouts on the afternoon.
Shaw was led by Todd Sparrow who finished two for four, while Marcquise Phillips, James Edwards, James Jones and Stephen Pigford each collected a hit in the game.
The WSSU Rams had eight different players to hit over .400 for the weekend, and Levi Grassley had the most productive weekend, hitting .615 with eight hits in 16 at-bats, with six runs scored, one double, two home runs and eight rbi's, while slugging at a 1.154 clip. Paco Martin averaged .583 for the weekend, going seven for 12 with seven runs scored, four rbi's and two doubles.
The WSSU pitching staff three 27.0 innings, giving up 17 hits, two runs with just one being earned, two walks and 27 strikeouts for the weekend.