Baseball Pitching Struggles in 14-5 Loss to WSSU
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Shaw bats came alive, but it was too little too late as the Bears fell to Winston-Salem State 14-5 in a single game played Sunday afternoon at Lion's Park.
After collecting only five hits in a doubleheader on Saturday, the Bears had 10 hits and scored four runs, but Shaw pitching struggled, giving up 14 runs -- eight of them in the first four innings.
With the win, WSSU improves to 27-16 and 14-2 in the CIAA. Shaw falls to 9-20 overall and 5-10 in conference play.
After being held scoreless in all 14 innings Saturday and the first three innings today, the Bears got on the scoreboard when Xavier Scotton singled through the left side of the infield, stole second, and came home on pitcher A.J. Williams' double.
Trailing 8-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Tyrone Jackson led off with a base hit into left field and advanced to second on a single into center by Marquise Phillips.
Scotton reached base and Jackson scored on an error by the Ram centerfielder. Gensen Scott drove in Phillipes and Williams collected his second RBI of the game driving in Scott, and cutting the WSSU lead to 8-4.
The Rams answered with four runs in the top of the sixth, and the Bears could only garner one more run the rest of the way, falling 14-5.
Both A.J. and Americus Williams as well as Jackson had two hits apiece. Scotton and Jackson scored two runs apiece and A.J. Williams had two RBI.
The Bears return to action Thursday when they travel to Virginia Lynchburg for a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader.