WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (16-13) saw the momentum swing both ways in a tough 7-6 loss to the Bloomsburg Huskies (7-3), Wednesday afternoon at Washington Park. After falling behind by four runs, the Lady Rams stormed back to tie the game late, but allowed a seventh-inning run to the Huskies to take the tough loss.
The loss came in spite of a strong hitting performance by the Lady Rams, who totaled 10 hits in the game. The team was hampered by four errors in the game as well. WSSU sophomore outfielder Mariha Freemand led the way with a two-for-three effort at the plate with two runs scored. Senior outfielder Shantel Haskins added a pair of hits as well. The highlight of the game came when junior pitcher Yasmin Lee hit a grand slam home run to total four home runs.
Things began slowly for the Lady Rams who allowed a run in each of the first two innings of the game. After falling behind 2-0, the Lady Rams tied the game in the fourth inning when senior infielder Britney Cato hit a two-RBI triple to drive in Freeman and junior outfielder Andreya O'Brien. The Lady Rams fell behind once again when Bloomsburg scored two runs in the fifth and sixth innings to put the Lady Rams behind 6-2.
The Lady Rams would not relent, however, when Lee hit her grand slam home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game. The home run was the first of Lee's career. However, a Bloomsburg home run in the seventh inning would put the Huskies in front once again and sealed the loss for the Lady Rams.
Lee (5-5) took the pitching loss, going all seven innings and allowing 12 hits to the Huskies. She did record five strikeouts, however.
With the loss, the Lady Rams fall to 16-13 on the season and will return to Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play 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.