WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (0-1) struggled to get the runs they needed in a tough 4-0 loss to the Mars Hill Lions (1-0), Saturday afternoon. Though the Lady Rams gave a strong effort in the game, the team could not get runs across the plate in the tough season –opening loss.
Offensively, the Lady Rams matched the Lions with five hits each in the game, but the Lady Rams could not get the runs across the plate in the tough loss. The Lady Rams committed three costly errors in the game as only one of the Mars Hill runs was earned. WSSU sophomore outfielder Mariha Freeman led the way for the Lady Rams with a two-for-three effort at the plate. Three more WSSU players recorded one hit each in the game.
After holding the Lady Lions scoreless for the first two innings of the game, the Lady Rams allowed the first score in the third inning when as WSSU passed ball sent a Lions runner to third base and a MHC RBI single on the next play opened the scoring. The Lions struck again in the fifth inning on an RBI single. The Lady Rams allowed a pair of seventh inning runs when an outfield error allowed a pair of MHC runs to leave the Lady Rams with the 4-0 loss.
WSSU senior pitcher Brittany Lane (0-1) took the pitching loss, going all seven innings and recording a pair of strikeouts with one walk.
The two teams would meet once more in the second game of the season opening doubleheader. For more information on Lady Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.