RICHMOND, VA – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (13-10, 7-0 CIAA) recorded their third straight shutout win when the team took a dominating 14-0 win over the Bowie State Lady Bulldogs (2-10, 2-1 CIAA) at Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Cluster hosted by Virginia Union. With the win, the Lady Rams have outscored their opponents 35-0 over the weekend.
In addition to some stellar defense to take home the win, the Lady Rams had an offensive breakout to claim the win as well. As a team, the Lady Rams totaled 15 hits in the game and took advantage of six Bowie State fielding errors in the game. WSSU senior pitcher Brittany Lane led the way with a three-for-three effort at the plate with three RBI and a run scored. Senior infielder Nikki Lynch added one-for-three effort at the plate that included a RBI sacrifice fly and a three-run home run. She also added a pair of runs scored.
The Lady Rams scored in every inning of the five-inning game. After scoring a pair of opening inning runs, Lynch hit her three-run homer in the second inning. Lane added a pair of RBI on a third-inning single. The team had its largest scoring effort in the fourth inning with five runs scored. Four of which were unearned. The team rounded out the effort with a pair of fifth-inning runs.
Lane (7-6) threw a no-hitter to take home the pitching win with just three walks allowed and 10 strikeouts.
With the win, the Lady Rams remain undefeated in CIAA play. The team will return to action, Wednesday, when they face West Virginia State on the road. 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.