By Framingham State athletics
NORTHBOROUGH – The Framingham State University baseball team belted four homeruns including a pair from junior Andrew Caulfield (Malden) as the Rams defeated Lasell College 14-9 in non-conference action Saturday afternoon at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough
Framingham State is now 1-1 this season, as is Lasell College now.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Caulfield went 2-for-5 at the plate with two homers, two runs scored and five RBI, while senior Bobby Higgins (Barnstable, Mass.) went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, three runs scored and five RBI.
- Senior Anthony Herman (Stratford, Conn.) recorded three hits in the game for the Rams including a long ball, while Kyle Bolger (North Attleboro, Mass.), Kevin Girardin (Littleton, Mass.), Nicholas Simonenko (Hudson, Mass.) and Robert Johnston (Watertown, Conn.) recorded two hits apiece.
- The Lasers were paced by two hits including a homer, two runs scored and three RBI from Matt Motyka, while Sean Doris added two hits including a homer, a run scored and three RBI.
- The Lasers got on the board first in the top of the second on a three run homer to right by Motyka, but the Rams answered with four in the bottom of the inning with four runs taking a 4-3 lead. Johnston plated the first on a single to right, Herman stole home of the back end of a double steal and Higgins delivered a two run bomb.
- Lasell took the lead back in the top of the fourth on a two run single to right by Sean Doris.
- The Rams tallied two in the bottom of the fifth retaking the lead for good on a two run homer by Caulfield.
- The Rams tacked on eight runs in the next two innings to open up a 14-5 lead. The Laser added four in the top of the ninth to reach the final margin.
- The Rams used five arms in the game with senior Kyle Coolidge (Plymouth, Mass.) earning the victory after tossing two innings of relief allowing two earned runs on four hits. Jonathan Cloutier (Falmouth, Mass.) and sophomore Teaghin Andre (Fairhaven, Mass.) each tossed scoreless innings of relief.
- Zach Handzel took the loss for the Lasers going five and a third allowing seven earned runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and no walks.
The Rams are back in action on Monday when they travel to UMass Boston for a 3 p.m. game