Late Rally Not Enough for Lady Rams in 5-3 Loss at Pfeiffer

MISENHEIMER, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (0-4) staged a late rally, but the effort was not enough as the team took a 5-3 loss to the Pfeiffer Falcons (2-0), Tuesday afternoon. After falling behind early, the Lady Rams jumped out for three fifth-inning runs, but could not keep the effort going in the tough loss. 

As a team, the Lady Rams managed just five hits in the game, but gave a solid effort turning them into three runs. WSSU junior second base Tanaya Pettus led the way for the Lady Rams with a two-for-three effort at the plate with a run scored. She was joined by three other WSSU players to record one hit each in the game. Sophomore infielder Bria Jones added a pair of RBI as well.

After allowing a first inning run to the Falcons, the Lady Rams tightened up on defense, not allowing another Pfeiffer score until the bottom of the fifth inning. The Lady Rams took advantage of their defensive effort in the top of the fifth when Pfeiffer fielding error allowed a WSSU score to tie the game. The Lady Rams took the lead in the same inning when Jones hit a two-RBI single to centerfield that put the Lady Rams on top, 3-1. However, Pfeiffer answered with four fifth-inning runs to regain control of the contest and never looked back as the Lady Rams would not get another run across the plate.

WSSU sophomore pitcher Monet Daly (0-1) took the pitching loss, going two innings with two hits allowed. Junior Yasmin Lee started the game and went four innings with two strikeouts and four hits allowed.

The Lady Rams will head to Orangeburg, S.C. for their next action as the team takes part in the Hampton Jordan Classic hosted by Claflin University. 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.