WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (16-11) turned on their defense to take a 2-0 win over the East Stroudsburg Warriors (6-6), Tuesday afternoon at Washington Park. In addition to some strong pitching, the Lady Rams added some great defensive play to take home the shutout victory.
The Lady Rams' great effort began with a strong pitching performance by junior pitcher Yasmin Lee (5-4), who took the pitching victory, allowing just four hits and recording two strikeouts and four walks allowed in the game. The Lady Rams also played error-free defense for the win as well.
As a team, the Lady Rams totaled four hits as well, but made the most of them with two runs scored. WSSU junior short stop Tanaya Pettus led the way with a two-for-two effort at the plate with an RBI. She was the only WSSU player to get multiple hits as sophomore infielder Bria Jones and senior third base Britney Cato both added one hit each. Jones also added a run scored.
The Lady Rams got onto the scoreboard early with an RBI double by Pettus that scored Jones in the first inning. The team added an insurance run in the sixth inning when junior outfielder Andreya O'Brien hit an RBI groundout that scored Jones.
The two teams would go on to meet again to cap the doubleheader later in the day. 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.