By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The second-seeded Framingham State University softball team received three hits and three RBI from freshman Farrah Adam (West Springfield, Mass.) as the Rams defeated sixth-seeded Worcester State 8-0 in six innings in on one quarterfinal of the 2019 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Softball Tournament at Maple Street Field.
With the loss Worcester State falls to 9-31.
With the win, Framingham State is now 21-18 overall.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Rams got on the board in the bottom of the first as they capitalized on three Worcester errors to score four runs. Sophomore Grace Caughey reached on a fielding error allowing Camille Desrochers to score from third. Senior Lauren Salisbury followed with a two-run double and freshman Farrah Adam followed with an RBI single.
- The Rams added two more in the bottom of the third pushing the lead to 6-0. Salisbury walked and came around to score on a double by Adam. Adam moved to third on a wild pitch and then scored on an RBI double to left off the bat of classmate Laela Pepin
- A single run in the bottom of the fifth on an Adam RBI single extended the lead to 7-0 for the Rams.
- The Rams added a single run in the bottom of the sixth to reach the eight run rule. Junior Mycala Moody walked to lead off the inning and moved to second on a single by Salisbury. After an out, Moody scored from third on a base hit by Pepin.
- Senior Kelsi Gunarathneearned the shutout victory in the circle going six innings and allowing just five hits with three strikeouts and no walks.
- Carly Zielinski took the loss for the Lancers going two innings allowing six runs, three earned, on four hits with three strikeouts.
Both teams are back in action tomorrow after as the MASCAC Tournament continues. With the win, the Rams advance to face top seed Bridgewater State in Bridgewater at 4 p.m. With the loss, the Lancers fall into the loser’s bracket and will play an elimination game against Fitchburg State tomorrow in Fitchburg at 4 p.m.