By Framingham State athletics
SALEM – The Framingham State University baseball team were defeated 4-2 and 5-1 Tuesday by Salem State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action.
With the wins, Salem State improves to 16-15 overall and 7-8 in the Conference.
Framingham State drops to 4-11 in the conference. The Rams are 9-21 overall.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Game 1: Salem State 4, Framingham State 2
- In the opener, the Rams grabbed the lead in their first at bat of the day on a solo home run to right off the bat of Ryan Boyle.
- The Vikings tied the game in the bottom of the second inning and took the lead 3-1 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third.
- A single run in the bottom of the fifth off an RBI triple by Zachary Piroh extended the Vikings lead to 4-1.
- The Rams received a leadoff double from Cameron Gilroy in the top of the seventh. Joseph Fasolino followed with a single putting runners on the corners. Gilroy came around to score the Rams final run of the game on a double play ball.
- Anthony Panza took the loss on the mound for the Rams going four and two thirds allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits with three strikeouts.
- Ryan Morry tossed an inning and a third of scoreless relief and did not allow a hit.
- Gilroy finished the game 2-for-3 for the Rams with a run scored.
Game 2: Salem State 5, Framingham State 1
- In game two, the game was scoreless going to the bottom of the fourth inning when the Vikings got on the board with a single run.
- The Rams tied the game in the top of the fifth inning. The Rams loaded the bases with two outs after back-to-back infield singles from Chris Iannetta and Robert Johnston and an intentional walk. Kennedy Wilson drew a walk forcing in Iannetta to tie the game 1-1.
- The Vikings countered with a single run in the bottom of the fifth and three in the sixth to secure the victory.
- Scott Nosky took the loss for the Rams on mound going five and a third allowing three earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts.
- Iannetta finished the game 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored, while Gilroy collected a pair of hits.
UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action on Friday when they travel to Westfield State for a MASCAC contest at 3:30 p.m.