By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University softball team swept a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) doubleheader with Bridgewater State by scores of 11-0 in five innings and 10-6 Friday afternoon at Maple Street Field.
Framingham State is now 14-8 and undefeated in the Conference at 4-0.
Bridgewater State falls to 4-20 and is 2-2 in the MASCAC.
- In the opener, the Rams grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI double from Makayla Rooney and an RBI single from Talia Duca.
- The Rams tacked on four in the bottom of the second. Angelina Lynch tallied a two run home run to left and Duca added a two run single.
- The Rams extended the lead to 10-0 with four in the bottom of the third including a two run home run from Gwendolyn Carpenter.
- Alyssa Hunt capped the scoring with an RBI double in the fourth to reach the final margin.
- Ally Moran earned the victory in the circle going three innings allowing no runs, no hits with two strikeouts and two walks.
- Olyvia Mendoca tossed two innings of scoreless relief and allowed just one hit.
- McKayla Cusack took the loss in the circle for the Bears going two and one third innings allowing eight runs, seven earned, on seven hits.
- Rooney and Duca each finished with two hits in the game. Riley Fitzgerald recorded the Bears lone hit in the game.
- In game two, Bridgewater got on the board first on a Janet Jolly RBI double in the first inning.
- The Rams answered with six in the bottom of the inning, taking the lead for good. Carpenter plated a pair with a single up the middle and Kelsey McGuill walked with the bases load. Carpenter scored on a wild pitch and Keeley Scotia added a two run double.
- The Rams added a single run in the second on an RBI single from McGuill.
- Bridgewater received a Molly Thibaudeau home run in the top of the third, but the Rams answered with two in the bottom of the inning on RBI hits from Brooke Grassia and Camille Desrochers.
- The Bears added two more in the fourth and the Rams one in the sixth to reach the final margin.
- Moran once again earned the victory in the circle going three and a third innings of relief. Moran allowed no runs on two hits with six strikeouts and no walks
- Madelyn Klingel took the loss for the Bears allowing nine earned runs on eight hits with five walks.
- Carpenter finished the game 3-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI, while McGuill, Desrochers, and Grassia recorded two hits apiece.
- Thibaudeau finished the game 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI, while Jolly finished 2-for-4 with two RBI.
UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action Tuesday when they travel to Babson for a pair of games beginning at 3 p.m. The Bears travel to Curry on Tuesday also at 3 p.m.