Lesley Lynx Defeat Rams in Doubleheader

By Framingham State athletics

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University softball team dropped both ends of a non-conference doubleheader Thursday afternoon at Maple Street Field falling 7-6 to Lesley in the opener before being defeated 10-4 in the six inning nightcap that was shortened due to darkness.

The Framingham State Rams are now 5-9 on the season.

Lesley improves to 11-5.




HOW IT HAPPENED:
Game 1 – 
•       The two teams traded runs in the first inning with Riley Pickett doubling in a run for the Lynx and sophomore Grace Caughey plating a run for the Rams with a sacrifice fly.
•       The Rams scored single runs in the second and third taking a 3-1 lead.  Sophomore Camille Desrochers scored junior Kaylea Sherman with a sacrifice fly to left in the second.  Sherman scored the run in the third with a groundout to second.
•       Lesley got a run back in the top of the fourth on a solo homer by Ilana Zack cutting the deficit to 3-2, but the Rams scored two in the bottom of the inning taking a 5-2 lead.  Junior Mycala Moody singled allowing Desrochers to score who had doubled.  Moody then scored on a throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt at third base.


•       Lesley used a five run fifth inning to reclaim the lead for good.  The Lynx received RBI hits in the inning from Zack, Lindsey Jensen and Mahlia Medina as well as a bases loaded walk.
•       The Rams would get a run in the bottom of the sixth when senior Lauren Salisbury drew a bases loaded walk, but that was as close as they would get in the opener.
•       Senior Kelsi Gunarathne took the loss for the Rams going seven innings and allowing seven earned runs on 10 hits with three walks and six strikeouts.
•       Jordan Day earned the win for the Lynx going seven innings allowing six runs, three earned, on six hits with seven walks and three strikeouts.

Game 2 – 
•       In game two, the Lynx once again grabbed the early lead with a run on an Ashleigh Acker double to left center in the top of the first. 
•       The Rams responded with two in the bottom of the frame taking a 2-1 lead.  Desrochers walks moved to second on a wild pitch. After Moody sacrificed Desrochers to third, she scored on a wild pitch.  Caughey followed with a solo shot to left.
•       Two runs in the top of the fourth put the Lynx back on top in the contest.  Zack and Kristen DiCicci plated a run apiece on groundouts.
•       The Lynx would add four more in the top of the fifth to open up a 7-2 lead.  The Rams got a single run in the bottom of the frame on a Salisbury RBI single to right.
•       A three spot in the top of the sixth pushed the lead to 10-2, but a single run for the Rams in the bottom of the inning accounted for the final margin in a game called after six innings due to darkness.
•       Caughey took the loss in game two for the Rams going four and two thirds allowing seven runs, six earned, on 10 hits with two walks and a strikeout.
•       Jen Thorbun earned the win for the Lynx going five innings and allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits with six walks and two strikeouts.

UP NEXT:
The Rams are back in action on Saturday at home when they host MCLA for a pair of MASCAC games beginning at 1 p.m. 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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