Winston-Salem State 20, Clafin 6
**********Today marked the 9th time in the nine year history of the program that 30 wins was reached (31-15). In 2015 (42-15) was the most wins in a season with the next best in 2017 at (39-19). The ’17 team reached the Atlantic Region finals. One game from the D2 College World Series.**********
ASHEBORO, NC – The Winston-Salem State Rams (30-15) had a tremendous performance at the plate when the team took a 20-6 win over the Claflin Panthers (23-14), Sunday afternoon. Playing at McCrary Park in nearby Asheboro, N.C., the Rams had one of their best scoring performances of the season en route to the win.
As a team ,the Rams had their best hitting game of the season. The team posted season highs in runs scored, hits, and tied the team high for home runs in a game. WSSU senior short stop Nick Williams led the way for the Rams when he went three-for-four at the plate with three runs scored and two RBI. Redshirt-senior Hunter Phillips had a terrific day with six RBI, including a grand slam home run.
The Rams got the game started with a steady start, but the team broke out late to claim the dominating win. After allowing the Panthers to take an opening inning run, the Rams answered with a first inning run of their own when redshirt-sophomore E.P. Reese added an RBI double. The team took the lead in the third inning when Phillips hit a grand slam home run to leave the Rams on top, 5-1. The Rams took a 6-2 lead in the fourth inning before breaking out for seven fifth inning runs and seven sixth inning runs to take a 20-5 lead. The team allowed one more seventh inning run to seal the WSSU win.
WSSU sophomore pitcher Jalen Scott (6-1) got the pitching win. He started the game and went five innings with three runs allowed (two earned) on eight hits with three strikeouts.
With the win, the Rams improve to 30-15. The two teams would go on to complete the doubleheader later in the day. 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.