By Framingham State athletics
NORTHBOROUGH – The Framingham State University baseball team received a solid pitching performance from freshman Scott Nosky (Dedham) in a game two as the Rams claimed a 4-1 victory over Bridgewater State to earn a split in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at the New England Baseball Complex.
The Bears took the opener by a score of 2-1.
With the split, Framingham State is now 5-5 overall and 1-3 in the Conference
The Bears are now 2-9 overall.
In the opener, the Bears took advantage of a Ram error, a wild pitch and a pass ball to plate their first run of the game. Freshman Joey Molis plated the second run of the frame with an RBI single to right center.
The Rams cut the lead in half in the bottom of the third inning. Freshman Mike Ryan (Marlborough, Mass.) led off the inning with a double and scored on a double by classmate Kyle Bolger (North Attleboro, Mass.).
After allowing the run in the third, Bridgewater State starting pitcher David Kerns allowed just one hit for the remainder of the game and retired the Rams in order in the bottom of the fifth, sixth and seventh to secure the victory.
Kerns earned the win tossing a complete game allowing one earned run on three hits with eight strikeouts and a walk.
Sophomore Anthony Panza (Watertown, Mass.) settled in after the first inning, but took the loss on the hill for the Rams. Panza went five innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits with three strikeouts.
In game two, Nosky tossed his second straight complete game to earn his second win of the season. Nosky allowed just one unearned run on five hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
The Bears loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the third inning, but Nosky was able to work out of the jam.
The Rams got on the board in the bottom of the frame on an RBI double to left off the bat of freshman Ryan Boyle (Arlington, Mass.).
An RBI double from senior Anthony Herman (Stratford, Conn.) in the bottom of the fourth pushed the Rams lead to 2-0.
The Bears cut the deficit in half in the top of the fifth after loading the bases with no outs. Senior Luke Tamulevich singled up the middle plating a run, but Nosky was able to work out of the inning without allowing another run.
The Rams tacked on two more in the bottom of the sixth on a two run single from Robert Johnston (Watertown, Conn.).
Colin Josselyn took the loss for the Bears going six innings allowing four earned runs on eight hits with two strikeouts.
The two teams square off again tomorrow at Bridgewater State for a pair of game beginning at noon.