5-Run Third Inning Propels Rams Past Vikings 6-2

By Framingham State athletics

NORTHBORO – The Framingham State University baseball team tallied five runs in the bottom of the third to erase a 2-0 deficit in route to a 6-2 victory over Salem State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action Wednesday afternoon at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough.

The Rams are now 6-3 in the Conference and 12-11 overall.

Salem State is now 10-11 overall.


HOW IT HAPPENED:
•       Salem State grabbed the early lead with single runs in the top of the first and third.  In the first, Traverse Briana plated a run with a single to left and in the third Briana doubled to center driving in a run.
•       The Rams got on the board with five in the third.  Senior Aaron Williams singled and then scored when classmate Kyle Lippert belted a two run homer to right. 

Senior Kyle Dembrowski (Natick, Mass.) and junior Cory Caraher added RBI singles, while senior Joe Ambrosino scored on a wild pitch.
•       A sacrifice fly from Ambrosino with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth accounted for the final run in the game.
•       Senior Al Wallach earned the win on the hill for the Rams going seven innings and allowing two earned runs on seven hits with a walk and eight strikeouts.
•       Joshua Bell took the loss for the Vikings going two and two thirds allowing five earned runs on seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
•       Lippert finished the game two-for-four at the plated with two RBI and a run scored, while Caraher also finished the game with a pair of hits.
•       Briana paced the Vikings with three hits in three at bats, while Kyle O’Connor added a pair of hits and scored both runs.

The game was the second game of a MASCAC doubleheader that was started on Tuesday and stopped due to weather. The game was replayed in its entirety due to MASCAC policies.

UP NEXT:
The Rams are back in action Friday when they travel to Worcester State for a MASCAC game at 3:30 p.m., while the Vikings are back in action on Friday when they begin a three game series with Westfield State. 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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