WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (3-4) had an offensive breakout when the team took a 7-1 win over the Post Eagles (0-2), Sunday afternoon. The Rams needed just eight hits to score a season-high seven runs in the game.
The Rams turned on an offensive faucet with runs scored in five of the seven innings played in the game. Senior outfielder Randy Norris broke out for a great day with a two-for-four performance at the plate with a home run and two runs batted in (RBI in the game. Freshman third base Jaxon Snider went two-for-three with three RBI in the game as well.
The Rams opened the game with a great effort with runs scored in three of the first four innings of the game. Norris got things started when he hit a leadoff solo home run on the second pitch of the game. The run was followed in the third inning when junior designated hitter Rashad Stewart scored on a fielding error by the Eagles to leave the Rams on top, 2-0. After allowing a fourth inning run to the Eagles, the Rams scored three fourth inning runs. An Eagles throwing error allowed Randall Ortiz to score a run and get things started for the Rams. The effort was followed by an RBI single by Norris to score Snider and put the Rams ahead, 5-1. Snider would strike once again when he hit a two-RBI single in the fifth inning to score Ortiz and freshman short Wellington Guzman and sealed the 7-1 win.
WSSU redshirt-freshman pitcher Jalen Scott (1-0) got the pitching win with a dominating performance that saw hit hold the Eagles to one run (one earned) and just four hits. He also recorded nine strikeouts to claim the win. Sophomore Mark Levesque came in for an inning for the Rams and held the Eagles scoreless.
With the win, the Rams improve to 3-4 on the season. The Rams will return to action tomorrow when the team host the Eagles in a single nine-inning game tomorrow afternoon at BB&T Ballpark. For more information on Rams baseball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.