Lady Rams Take Heartbreaking 5-4 Loss to West Virginia State in Nine Innings

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – After playing in their sixth game over the last three days, the Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (2-4) had nothing left when the team took a heartbreaking 5-4 loss to the West Virginia State Yellowjackets (6-2), Monday afternoon. The Lady Rams and Yellowjackets played a pair of extra innings and came up just short in the tough loss.

The Lady Rams took the loss in spite of a great defensive effort against the Yellowjackets who totaled 12 hits in the game. In contrast, the Lady Rams managed just five hits with senior centerfielder Francesca Edgerton leading the way. She totaled a two-for-four effort at the plate with a run scored. Junior utility Monet Daly added a one-for-four effort with a pair of RBI.

The Lady Rams jumped out to a great start in the game with three second inning runs. Senior pitcher YAsmin Lee reached on a fielder's choice that allowed freshman Katrina Bartlett to score. The effort was followed by an RBI single by sophomore infielder Laneisha Beamon that scored Lee. Daly rounded out the inning with an RBI double to drive in Beamon.

After taking the three-run lead, the Lady Rams allowed a pair of third inning runs to the Yellowjackets and a fourth inning run that tied the game. West Virginia State added a pair of ninth-inning runs to go ahead 5-3. The Lady Rams made an effort at a rally when the team scored a ninth inning run when Daly drew a bases-loaded walk that scored Edgerton.

The Lady Rams will get some much needed rest before they host Brevard in a Tuesday 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.