WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (2-4) rallied late to claim a 3-2 extra-inning run over the Post Eagles (0-1), Sunday afternoon. With the game tied at the end of seven innings, WSSU got a walk-off triple from junior designated hitter Rashad Stewart hit a walk-off triple to secure the Rams' second win of the season.
The Rams took the win behind a great overall effort in the game. As a team, the Rams scored three runs on six hits in the game. Stewart led the way for the Rams with a two-for-four batting effort with two runs batted in (RBI) in the game. Junior second base Nick Williams led added a two-for-four effort with a run scored as well.
The game was an exciting one from beginning to end. After allowing a Post second inning run, the Rams answered in the bottom of the inning when Stewart hit his first RBI single to score junior catcher Cole Parks and tied the game, 1-1. The Rams allowed another Post run in the fifth inning before tying the game once again in the bottom of the sixth inning when senior outfielder Brandon Ford scored on a Post wild pitch and tied the game 2-2. From there, the game went into extra innings and set the stage for Stewart's dramatic ninth-inning RBI triple to score Williams.
WSSU junior pitcher Josh Larson (1-0) took the pitching win with 1.1 innings on the mound and no runs and no hits allowed with a strikeout. Senior Seth Reeves did the bulk of the work with the start and going 7.2 innings. He allowed two runs (two earned) on seven hits and recorded seven strikeouts in the game.
With the win, the Rams improve to 2-4. The two teams would go on to face off in game two of the double-hitter later in the day.
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