ELIZABETH CITY, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Rams (1-0) made a triumphant return to the diamond in a big way when the team took a 15-4 road win over the Elizabeth City State Vikings (0-1), Thursday. The Rams took the win behind a big day at the plate with 15 runs scored on 18 total hits in the game.
As a team, the Rams had a great day both on offense and defense. The team held the Vikings to just four runs despite allowing 17 hits. WSSU sophomore third base Semaj Brown led the way for the team with a four-for-four performance at the plate with a run scored and two RBI. She was one of five WSSU players to record multiple hits in the game. Sophomore designated player Leah Tomas led the Rams in RBI with three on her first career home run.
The Rams took control of the game early and never looked back. The team opened the game with four first inning runs. The team added a single run in the second, third and four innings to hold seven runs. In the fifth inning, the Rams added four runs before closing the game with three more sixth inning runs to round out the 15-3 victory.
WSSU senior Tia Robinson (1-0) took the pitching win after starting the game and going all five innings. She recorded four strikeouts with just three runs allowed on 17 hits.
The two teams would go on to close out the day with game two of the doubleheader. For more information on Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.