By Framingham State athletics
CORTLAND, NEW YORK – The Framingham State University softball team surrendered a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning as the Rams were defeated 2-0 by Williams College in an opening round game of the 2019 NCAA Division III Softball Tournament at the Cortland Regional at Dragon Field.
With the win Williams College improves to 34-5.
With the loss, Framingham State falls to 24-20 overall.
With the loss, the Rams will face host Cortland Saturday afternoon in an elimination game.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- A two-run single to right by Rebecca Duncan in the bottom of the first inning accounted for the only runs in the game as the number one seed in the regional Williams College edged the fourth-seeded Rams.
- After allowing the two runs in the first inning, senior Kelsi Gunarathne settled in and allowed just three hits for the remainder of the game. Gunarathne, however, took the loss going six innings allowing just five hits with a strikeout and two walks.
- Duncan earned the win in the circle for the Ephs going seven scoreless innings and allowing six hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts.
- Senior Lauren Salisbury went 2-for-3 for the Rams, while sophomore Camille Desrochers added a pair of hits for the Rams.