WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (16-12) fell victim to a late rally when the team took a tough 3-2 loss to the East Stroudsburg Warriors (7-6) in the second game of a doubleheader. After falling behind early, the Lady Rams rallied to tie the game, but a late ESU run turned out to be too much for the Lady Rams in the tough loss.
The Lady Rams had no problems at the plate as the team totaled eight hits in the game and benefitted from a pair of Warrior fielding errors. WSSU senior catcher Nikki Lynch and junior shortstop Tanaya Pettus both recorded a pair of hits in the game with Lynch recording a double in the game. Senior outfielder Shantel Haskins recorded an RBI and a run scored on a one-for-three effort at the plate while sophomore pitcher Monet Daly added an RBI on a one-for-three effort as well.
The Lady Rams fell behind early when the Warriors hit a first inning two-run home run in the first inning. The Lady Rams answered in the second inning when Haskins hit an RBI triple to right field, followed by a Daly RBI single through the right side. The Lady Rams allowed the game-winning run in the sixth inning to put the Lady Rams behind 3-2. WSSU would not score again to take the tough loss.
Daly (3-1) took the pitching loss, going all seven innings with five hits allowed and three runs. She finished the game with three strikeouts and just one walk allowed.
The Lady Rams won't have long to rest, as the team will host Bloomsburg in a 3:00 p.m. 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.