Bison Split in Twinbill with Rams
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Howard softball team took on the Rams of Winston-Salem State in a doubleheader at Banneker Stadium. Game one came down to the wire as the Bison were able hold off WSSU in final frame for the 4-3 win. Pitching dominated game two as the Lady Rams won 2-0.
Howard was first to score in game one when runs by Sondra Jones and Emily Johnson gave the Bison a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
Courtney Young's double in the second inning plated Candice Tatum, and Johnson scored a run in the fifth to put HU up 4-0.
Winston-Salem State got their bats going in the seventh. Kayla Woodbury started the inning with a walk-off home run and Amber Shore drove in Whitney Wright to close the deficit to two runs. Desiree Ramirez's double sent Ashley Shepard home to make it a 4-3 HU lead, but Candace Spinks grounded out in the next at bat for the third out, allowing the Bison to escape with the win.
In game two, sophomore pitcher Christina McCoy held the Rams scoreless until the fifth inning when WSSU reeled off back-to-back doubles. Two innings later, Leslie Hollis' sacrifice fly plated Devyn Gillette for an insurance run.
Howard (13-13) travels to Farmville, Va. for a doubleheader against Longwood on Sunday beginning at 3pm.