DAHLONEGA, GA – The Winston-Salem State Rams (26-15) gave a great effort, but the team fell short in a 4-2 road loss to the North Georgia Nighthawks (26-15), Friday evening. The Rams had a solid overall game, but a late offensive slump cost the team in the tough loss.
The Rams had a solid overall game in spite of the loss. As a team, the Rams totaled eight hits in the game. WSSU junior centerfielder Randy Norris continued his tremendous season with a two-for-four performance at the plate with a run scored, two RBI, and a home run. He was the only Ram to score multiple hits with an RBI in the game.
In the early going, it was the Rams who took control of the game, but the team allowed a late rally to the Nighthawks to take the loss. The Rams struck first when Norris hit a second inning two-run homer to score freshman Wellington Guzman and went ahead 2-0. However, North Georgia answered with a pair of second-inning runs as well to tie the game. The Nighthawks added a pair of fourth inning runs to leave the Rams trailing, 4-2. The Rams kept pushing until the ninth inning when the team had runners at first and third with one out, but the Nighthawks ended the game with a pair of strikeouts, including one looking to end the game.
WSSU senior Seth Reeves (3-3) took the pitching loss. He started the game went six innings. He finished with four runs allowed (four earned) on seven hits with nine strikeouts and five walks. Junior Tomas Goco came in for two innings and finished with no runs allowed on one hit with four strikeouts.
The Rams and the Nighthawks will continue their three-game weekend series when the two teams take the field tomorrow in a 3:00 p.m. game tomorrow. For more information on Rams baseball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.