WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (12-6) scored some key late runs to pull out a 5-2 win over the College of Saint Rose Golden Knights (5-4), Wednesday afternoon. After falling into an early deficit, the Rams scored five unanswered runs to claim the win over the Golden Knights.
The Rams broke out for a strong offensive effort to claim the win. As a team, the Rams totaled 10 hits in the game to score the five runs. WSSU junior outfielder Randy Norris led the way for the Rams with a three-for-four batting effort with a triple, three runs scored, and an RBI in the game. Senior designated hitter John Garcia went two-for-four with a triple and two RBI while junior second base Nick Williams went two-for-two with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.
The Rams go off to a slow start in the game but the team heated up late to claim the win. After allowing a pair of second inning runs to the Golden Knights, the Rams answered in the bottom of the inning when Williams hit an RBI sacrifice fly to cut the team's deficit in half, 2-1. The Rams tied the game in the third inning when sophomore catcher Cole Parks added an RBI single to score Norris. The Rams took the lead in the fifth inning when Garcia hit an RBI triple to score Norris once again. The Rams rounded out the scoring with a pair of sixth inning runs when Norris hit an RBI triple to score Williams. The hit was followed by an RBI single from Garcia to score Norris once again.
WSSU freshman Tyrese Hearst (3-0) took the pitching win, going five innings with two runs allowed (two earned) on three hits. He also had four strikeouts. Junior Tomas Goco came in for two innings and allowed no runs on no hits with two strikeouts.
With the win, the Rams improve to 12-6 on the season. The two teams would go on to complete the doubleheader later in the day.
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