Rams, Hawks to Battle for 2012 CIAA Baseball Championship
PETERSBURG, VA- Chowan University and Winston-Salem State University will square off at 11:00am tomorrow at Whaley Colbert Field to decide the 2012 CIAA Baseball Championship.
The Rams will enter tomorrow’s game as the top seed and home team, having not lost since the tournament began.
WSSU, the defending CIAA Champions, earned their championship berth with 5-0 shutout of Chowan University Friday morning. Ram pitcher Sheldon Johnson had a masterful outing, allowing only 4 hits while holding the Hawks scoreless. At the plate WSSU had a field day offensively led by second baseman German Reyes, who went 4 for 4 at the plate. The Rams totaled 13 total hits as a team.
In game two Chowan University bounced back, exploding in an 11-1 win over Virginia State University eliminating the Trojans from championship play. The Hawks opened the game up early, ( including a three run homer by Justin Bagbey in the top of the 1st) scoring 9 runs over the first two innings to put the game out of reach.
The first pitch will be thrown out at 11:00am with a tiebreaker game to follow if necessary.
2012 CIAA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
DAY TWO-April 20, 2012
Winston-Salem State 5 -Chowan University 0
Chowan University 11 Virginia State 1
2012 CIAA BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 21, 2012-11:00am
Chowan University vs. Winston-Salem State
Tiebreaker Game (if necessary) 30 minutes after game one