WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (2-3) gave a great effort, but the team struggled to stop the hard-hitting West Virginia State University Yellowjackets (5-2), Monday afternoon. The Lady Rams took the loss in spite of a solid effort that included six hits and just one fielding error.
Defensively, the Lady Rams had their hands full when they took on a West Virginia State team that totaled 16 hits in the game. WSSU senior outfielder Tanaya Pettus led the way for the Lady Rams with a two-for-three effort at the plate with a double. She was joined by freshman Chyna Riley, who went two-for-four at the plate.
After scoring a run in the opening inning of the game, the Lady Rams allowed a second inning run as well as two runs in both the third and fourth innings while finishing the game with four runs allowed in the seventh inning. The Lady Rams' sole score of the game came in the first inning when Johnson drew a bases-loaded walk that scored junior utility Monet Daly.
With the loss, the Lady Rams fall to 2-3 to open the season. 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