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By Framingham State athletics


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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University softball team’s offense came alive Saturday afternoon as the Rams swept a doubleheader with Massachusetts Maritime Academy at Maple Street Field in Framingham. 

The Rams received a pair of long balls in each contest as they defeated the Bucs 10-1 in the opener before taking game two by a score of 15-0, both in five innings. 

With the victories, Framingham State’s rams inprove to 13-1 on the season.

This was the season opener for Mass Maritime which is now 0-2 on the season.

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Game 1  

  • In the opener, the Rams plated six runs in the bottom of the first.  Kirsten Dick plated the first with an RBI single and Kelsey McGuill followed with a three run double. April Swain also added an RBI single in the inning. 
  • The Bucs got a run back in top of the third when Abby Pope scored from second on a wild pitch and throwing error. 
  • Jessica Ball added an RBI single for the Rams in the bottom of the third and a two run homer by Caitlin McCarthy and a solo off the bat of Abby Clark in the bottom of the fourth accounted for the Rams final runs of the game 
  • Ally Moran earned the win in the circle for the Rams going five innings allow an unearned run on three hits with 12 strikeouts. 
  • Malarie Pittsley took the loss for the Bucs going four innings allowing 10 runs, eight earned, on 12 hits. 

    Game 2  
  • In game two, the Rams offense erupted for 15 runs including nine in the bottom of the third inning.  The big hit in that frame was a two run shot to center off the bat of McCarthy for her second homer of the day. 
  • McGuill delivered a three run homer in the bottom of the first for the Rams as they opened up a 5-0 lead after one inning of play.  Laela Pepin and Morgan Poli also drove in runs in the inning. 
  • A Gianna Boyle RBI single in the bottom of the second pushed the lead to 6-0 setting the stage for the Rams nine run third inning. 
  • Shannon Ward earned the victory in the circle for the Rams going five innings allowing no runs on one hit with eight strikeouts. 
  • Pittsley took the loss going four innings for the Bucs allowing 15 runs, 13 earned on 16 hits. 
  • McCarthy finished game two 2-for-2 for the Rams with two runs scored and two RBI, while Poli also went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI. 


    The Rams are back in action next Friday when they travel to Bridgewater State for a pair of MASCAC games beginning at 2 p.m.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.