WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (21-14, 11-0 CIAA) had to dig deep in order to pull out a hard-fought 3-2 win over the Fayetteville State Lady Broncos (10-26, 8-4 CIAA) Saturday afternoon. After trailing for most of the game, the Lady Rams rallied in the seventh inning to take the clutch win and remained undefeated in CIAA play.
The game was a tough defensive battle on both sides as the Lady Rams and Lady Broncos tied for just one run each through the first six innings of the game. After allowing a second inning run to the Broncos, WSSU scored in the third inning when senior shortstop Tanaya Pettus hit an RBI single that scored sophomore second base Monet Daly that tied the game. After allowing another Fayetteville State run in the top of the seventh inning to fall behind, 2-1, the Lady Rams scored a pair of seventh inning runs to end the game and secure the victory. Once again, it was Pettus who forced the Bronco fielding error that allowed the winning run to score for the Lady Rams.
Though the team struggled to score runs in the game, the team had no trouble hitting the ball as WSSU totaled 10 hits in the game. Sophomore Monet Daly led the way with a three-for-four effort at the plate with two runs scored while seven other WSSU players recorded a hit each in the game.
WSSU junior Yasmin Lee (7-6) took the pitching win, going all seven innings with seven hits allowed and just one walk with a pair of earned runs. She also added three strikeouts.
The Lady Rams will return to action, Tuesday, when the team hosts Virginia University of Lynchburg at South Park Field. 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.