Rams Stall in 5-2 Loss to Indiana (Pa.)


WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (14-7) were held in check in a 5-2 loss to the Indiana (Pa.) Crimson Hawks (1-8), Saturday. The Rams had no problem hitting the ball, but the team struggled getting runs across the plate in the tough loss.

As a team, the Rams had a solid day at the plate. The Rams totaled seven hits in the game, one more than the Crimson Hawks. However, the team could not find a way to get the runs they needed across the plate in the tough loss. WSSU freshman short stop Wellington Guzman led the way for the Rams with a pair of solo home runs. For the game, he went two-for-three at the plate. Junior center fielder Randy Norris was three-for-four with a triple while junior catcher Michael Murphy went two-for-three with a double.

The Rams opened the game on a down note and were never able to get back into the game. The team allowed a pair of first inning runs to the Crimson Hawks before Guzman hit a second-inning home run to get the Rams into the scoring column. The score stayed the same before Indiana (Pa.) added a sixth-inning run as well as a seventh-inning run to leave the Rams behind 5-1. Guzman answered the call with another solo home run, but it was all the offense that the Rams could muster as the team finished the day with the 5-2 loss.

WSSU redshirt-freshman Jalen Scott (1-2) took the pitching loss. He started the game and went six innings for the Rams. He finished the game with five runs allowed with four runs allowed, four earned. He also recorded three strikeouts with three walks. Senior Landon Biggs came in for an inning and finished with a run allowed, one earned, with a strikeout.

The loss drops the Rams to 14-7 and ends a nine-game winning streak for the team. The Rams will return to action tomorrow when the team hosts the Crimson Hawks in an 11:00 a.m. doubleheader. 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.