WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (32-17) turned up their defensive efforts to hold on for a 5-3 win over the Surry Community College Knights (18-23), Saturday afternoon. After taking an early lead, the Lady Rams fended off a late rally by the Knights to seal the victory.
It was all WSSU in the early going as the Lady Rams scored three first inning runs and held a 4-1 lead over the Knights heading into the fifth inning. However, a pair of Surry CC runs in the fifth inning cut the WSSU lead down to just one run, 4-3. The Lady Rams would add another sixth-inning run on an RBI single by freshman catcher Bria Jones. The two-run cushion was all the Lady Rams needed as the team turned up its defensive efforts to close out the win.
As a team, the Lady Rams totaled seven hits in the game with five players recording one hit each. WSSU freshman outfielder Tireka Brooks led the offensive effort by the Lady Rams with a two-for-three effort at the plate with an RBI. WSSU sophomore pitcher Yasmin Lee (13-10) took home the win, going all seven innings with just seven hits allowed, three strikeouts, and allowing just three walks.
With the win, the Lady Rams improve to 32-17 for the season and will await the announcement of their seeding and opponent at the 2012 NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament. For more information on Lady Rams tennis, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.