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Photo by Rick Crank.
Photo by Rick Crank.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Shaw University (3-21, 3-15 CIAA) softball finished the regular season with a pair of losses to Winston-Salem State University (26-10, 14-2 CIAA) on Tuesday afternoon at the Twin City Field.


After a scoreless first inning, the Rams blew the game wide open with three runs in the second, followed up by three homers that resulted in five runs in the bottom third inning.  


Over the course of the last two innings, the Lady Bears managed just one base runner, none of which the runner never moved farther than first base. WSSU tacked one more run to but the Lady Bears defense would not be enough as the mercy rule was enforced with the Rams taking the final 9-0 in five innings.


The Lady Bears combined for two hits compared to the Rams who mustered eight during game one.


Game two started just as the first as Shaw was unable to plate a run in the first inning. WSSU then used the bottom of the first to take advantage after scoring two runs off of four hits. The Rams registered four more runs in the bottom fourth while the Lady Bears lone run came on an RBI from senior Raquel Kellow (Conroe, TX) but WSSU tallied one run in both the fifth and sixth for the 9-1 win in six innings over Shaw.


Freshman Joan Wendt (Jacksonville, FL) went 2-of-3 at the plate in game two while suffering the two losses in the circle. She allowed 21 total hits, walking seven and striking out one.


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