WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (3-5) turned one some great late-inning defense to take a 6-5 win over the Brevard College Tornados (9-10). After jumping to a big early lead, the Lady Rams held off a late rally by the Tornados to take home the win.
After taking a first inning 3-0 lead, the Lady Rams soon found themselves challenged when the Tornados tied the game in the fourth inning. The Lady Rams answered with three fifth inning runs to go ahead 6-3. From there, the Lady Rams turned to their stellar defense to close out the game as they allowed just two sixth inning runs to the Tornados to close out the win.
As a team, the Lady Rams totaled seven hits in the game with junior infielder Katrina Bartlett leading the way. She went two-for-two at the plate with a run scored and a pair of RBI. Sophomore centerfielder Francesca Edgerton added a pair of RBI with a one-for-three effort at the plate. Junior infielder Monet Daly added a two-for-three effort with two runs scored.
The Lady Rams opened the game with a great start. The team scored three first inning runs when Bartlett hit a two-RBI double to center field to score freshman Chyna Riley and Daly. Edgerton followed the effort with an RBI single that scored Bartlett.
After allowing three runs to the Brevard that tied the game, the Lady Rams answered with three fifth-inning runs. A bases-loaded Brevard fielding error allowed freshman infielder Jada Johnson and Daly to score. Edgerton followed the effort with an RBI groundout to the pitcher that left the Lady Rams on top 6-3 heading into the sixth inning. Though Brevard would rally with a pair of sixth-inning runs, the Lady Rams were able to hold on to take the win.
With the win, the Lady Rams improve to 3-5 on the season. The team will return to action this weekend when they take part in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Round-Up. 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.