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SALEM – The Framingham State University softball team took game one 12-4 in six innings before rallying for eight runs in the top of the seventh to come from behind and take game two 13-7 over Salem State in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at Alumni Field yesterday, April 26.  

Framingham State 12, Salem State 4 (6 Innings)

Framingham State 13, Salem State 7 

With the losses, Salem State drops to 7-23 overall.

With the wins, Framingham State evens its record at 15-15 overall.

The Rams are now 7-3 in the Conference.

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Game 1: Framingham State 12, Salem State 4 (6 Innings) 

  • In the opener, the Rams got on the board first with four runs in the top of the first inning. Shelby Roode drove in a run with a single to left, while Mercedes Jimenez delivered a sacrifice fly to right. Kelsey McGuill added an RBI double, while Zoe Smyth drove in a run with a single to left center. 
  • The Vikings got one back in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single from Dawn Eisnor and added another run in the bottom of the second on an RBI single off the bat of Emily Carter. 
  • The Rams tacked on three more in the top of the third to extend the lead to 7-2. Jimenez chipped in with a two-run single and Camille Desrochers walked with the bases loaded. 
  • An RBI ground out for the Vikings in the bottom of the third made the score 7-3 after three. 

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  • McGuill delivered her second RBI double of the game for the Rams in the top of the fourth, and Ally Gruca scored on a wild pitch in the fifth pushing the lead to 9-3. 
  • The Rams tacked on three more in the top of the sixth opening a 12-3 lead. McGuill drove in her third run of the game with another double and Smyth followed with an RBI double. Desrochers capped the inning with a sacrifice fly. 
  • Salem was able to get a run back in the bottom of the sixth, but the Rams got a strikeout to end the game with the run rule victory. 
  • Ally Moran earned the win in the circle going five innings and allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits with six strikeouts. 
  • McGuill finished the game 3-for-3 with three doubles, three runs scored and three RBI. 

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Game 2: Framingham State  

  • In game two, the Vikings used single runs in the bottom of the second and third to take a 2-0 lead. 
  • The Rams responded with five in the top of the fourth taking their first lead of the game. Brooke Grassia scored first on a wild pitch and Kelsey McGuill followed with a three-run home run. Grace Swanson capped the inning with an RBI single. 
  • A single run in the bottom of the fourth and three in the bottom of the fifth put the Vikings back on top 6-5. 
  • Emily Henning scored on a wild pitch for the Vikings in the bottom of the sixth putting the Rams behind 7-5 heading to the seventh. 
  • The Rams rallied for eight runs in their final at bat to secure the victory and the sweep. Grassia delivered an RBI single and Gwendolyn Carpenter followed with a sacrifice fly tying the game 7-7. 
  • McGuill was hit by the pitch with the bases loaded plating the winning run. Smyth reached on a fielder’s choice scoring a run. Keeley Scotia plated three with a triple to right field and then scored the final run of the game on a passed ball. 
  • Moran earned her second win of the day in game two tossing three innings of relief, allowing one earned run on two hits. 
  • Swanson collected three hits in game two, while Scotia and McGuill collected two apiece. 

UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action on Saturday when they host Westfield State for a pair of MASCAC games at 1 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.