Rams Rally Falls Short in 6-3 Loss to Fayetteville State

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (7-23, 3-4 CIAA) gave a great effort, but the team could not get enough runs across the plate in a 6-3 loss to the Fayetteville State Lady Broncos (13-12, 6-1 CIAA), Saturday afternoon. The Rams gave a solid defensive effort and hit the ball well, but the runs didn't get scored when the Rams took the tough loss.

As a team, the Rams had a great batting effort in the tough loss. The Rams totaled 13 hits in the game with sophomore center fielder Destiny Snipes leading the way, going three-for-three with a home run. Freshman short stop Daijah Chambers added a two-for-three effort at the plate with a run scored.

The Rams got the game started on a high note, but struggled late in the hard-fought loss. After allowing a second inning run to the Lady Broncos, the Rams struck in the second inning when Snipes hit a solo home run, followed by a two-RBI double from sophomore second base Jasmine Holloman that scored Chambers and sophomore pinch runner Melissa Carillo that put the Rams ahead 3-1. Unfortunately, the Rams allowed five unanswered runs to the Lady Broncos to take the tough loss.

Riley (2-5) took the pitching loss, going all seven innings. She finished the game with six runs allowed (five earned) and two strikeouts with four walks allowed.

The Rams will return to action, tomorrow when the team hosts the UNC-Pembroke Braves in a noon doubleheader. For more information on Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.