WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (26-17, 15-1 CIAA) completed a season sweep of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Northern Division teams when the team took a 4-2 win over the Chowan Hawks (20-21, 13-1 CIAA), Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Lady Rams remain undefeated against teams from the CIAA Northern Division and completed the regular season with a 26-17 overall record.
The game turned out to be a stellar defensive battle between the two teams as all four WSSU runs came in the first inning while Chowan managed just one run after the opening inning. WSSU sophomore infielder Monet Daly led the way for the team with a three-for-three effort at the plate with a double and a run scored. Junior outfielder Andreya O'Brien added a two-for-two effort at the plate with a run scored and two RBI as well.
The Lady Rams scored all four runs in the first inning. Daly scored the first run on a Chowan passed ball. O'Brien drove in a pair of runs with a single through the left side that scored senior third base Nikki Lynch and sophomore catcher Bria Jones. Senior first base Britney Cato drove in the final WSSU run when the hit an RBI single up the middle that scored O'Brien. The effort left the Lady Rams ahead 4-1 after the first inning. The Lady Rams allowed a fifth-inning run to the Hawks, but held them off to take home the 4-2 victory.
The WSSU defense made sure that the four runs were enough to win as senior pitcher Brittany Lane (15-8) led the way for the team, pitching all seven innings with five hits allowed and just two runs. She also added three strikeouts.
With the win, the Lady Rams complete the 2013 regular season and will now await the upcoming CIAA Softball Championship Tournament in Petersburg, Virginia this week. The Lady Rams have already clinched their third straight CIAA Southern Division championship. 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.