FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (6-21, 4-4 CIAA) had an offensive surge when the team took a 12-2 five-inning road win over the Fayetteville State Broncos (5-19, 4-4 CIAA). In addition to serving as the team's first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division win, it also serves as the team's first road win of the season.
The Rams took the win behind a great offensive effort with 12 runs on 11 hits. Senior first base Anna Marino led the way with three RBI while sophomore Erica Davis went two-for-two with two runs scored while junior short stop Destiny Snipes added a home run.
The Rams scored early and often to take te win along with a tremendous defensive effort. In addition to some great offense, the Rams had a tremendous defensive effort as well. Sophomore pitcher Erica Davis (5-11) allowed just two hits and two runs (two earned) to the Broncos. The Rams wasted little time against the Broncos with seven first inning runs to take a 7-0 lead. After allowing a pair of second inning runs to the Broncos, the Rams added three third inning runs, including a solo home run from Snipes. Senior first base Anna Marino hit an RBI single that capped the team's scoring a sealed the 12-2 win.
With the win, the Rams improve to 6-21 overall and 4-4 in CIAA play. The team also improves to 1-1 in CIAA Southern Division play as well. The Rams will return to action, Thursday, when the team returns home to host the UNC Pembroke Braves in a 4:00 p.m. doubleheader.
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