Lady Rams Struggle, But Fight Back in 11-5 Loss to Bloomsburg

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (16-14) staged a late rally, scoring five runs in the final three innings, but could not recover in a tough 11-5 loss to the Bloomsburg Huskies (8-3), Wednesday afternoon. After allowing 10 runs over the first four innings, the Lady Rams staged a late rally, but could not get back into the game in the tough 11-5 loss.

The Lady Rams hit strong in the game, but could not overcome some key fielding errors as five of Bloomsburg's 11 runs were unearned. The Lady Rams answered with some solid hitting with 11 total hits in the game. Senior infielder Britney Cato led the way with a three-for-four effort at the plate with two RBI. Junior shortstop Tanaya Pettus added a two-for-three effort with two RBI and added a run scored.

Things got tough early for the Lady Rams as the team allowed 10 unanswered runs to the Huskies over the first five innings of the game. The fourth inning was especially rough for the Lady Rams as the team allowed five runs on three fielding errors. However, the Lady Rams got back on track, holding the Huskies scoreless in the top of the fifth inning and scoring four runs in the bottom of the inning to avoid the mercy-rule loss. Though the Lady Rams allowed just one sixth-inning run to the Huskies, the team could not get their own offense going with just one seventh-inning run to finish the evening with the 11-5 loss.

WSSU junior pitcher Yasmin Lee (5-6) took the pitching loss, going all seven innings with 17 hits allowed. She allowed just one walk with a strikeout.

The Lady Rams will return to action this weekend when the team heads to Charlotte, N.C. to take on the Johnson C. Smith Lady Golden Bulls. 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.