Framingham drops three of four Earns conference win over Fitchburg State

Last Thursday, Framingham State hosted Johnson and Wales. The Rams lost both games of the double header.

Left fielder Dayna Marchant totaled two hits, while shortstop Megan Downing and catcher Marissa Flynn each had one hit and one walk.

The team totaled only seven hits in the game with seven players left on base. Marchant and Anna Dziok doubled, but were both left stranded – Marchant in the first and Dziok in the third.

Kelsi Gunarathne pitched all six innings with four strikeouts, 10 hits, eight runs, seven earned and only two walks.

Johnson and Wales started the game with energy, scoring four runs in the first inning on two outs.

Designated player Emily Schaper hit a double, which brought in the first run.

Center fielder Diana Amendolara then hit in single, having two RBIs, and then scored off a double from second baseman Angelica Reyes.

The Wildcats scored one run in the next inning after two of their players stole to get into scoring position. The run was scored on a wild pitch from Gunarathne.

The top of the sixth inning started off with a bunt followed by a single to put players on first and second. Third baseman Meghan Gavin hit a double to left field, bringing in one run.

Catcher Kristen Solari hit a sacrifice fly to bring in another run.

The game ended in a shutout, with Johnson and Wales winning 8-0.


The second matchup against Johnson and Wales ended even worse for the Rams, ending in five innings by a final score of 20-7.

Gunarathne led the team with two hits, two runs and one RBI, while Flynn had two hits in the game with one run.

Dziok had one hit with two RBIs.

Jessica Pietersen pitched three innings, allowed nine hits, eight runs, one walk and one homerun with one strikeout.

Freshman pitcher Amanda Troiano stepped in for 0.2 innings, allowing three hits, five runs and four walks. For the remaining 1.1 innings, Natasha Arseneau finished the game, yielding 10 hits, seven runs and only one walk.

The game began with a leadoff homerun from Johnson and Wales Brenna DuPerry, sending it out past center field.

Framingham officially got on the board in the bottom of the third inning with a leadoff walk from Kylie Boyle. Boyle then advanced to second base on a Desrochers’ hit that was ruled an error.

Flynn then singled, moving the baserunners, leaving the bases loaded for Gunarathne’s single, bringing in Boyle and loading the bases again.

Next up was Dziok who doubled bringing in two runs and Pietersen’s single brought in an additional one, boosting the Rams up to four runs.

Trailing 20-4, the Rams entered the bottom of the fifth.

The inning started with singles from Gunarathne and Downing. The players advanced to second and third on a ground out by Dziok.

Pietersen then grounded out as well, but advanced the baserunners, causing Gunarathne to score and Downing to move to third, who then scored on a single from Eleanor Callery.

Callery was then sent to second base on a single from Boyle and then scored on a hit from Desrochers.

Despite the three runs, the Rams were unable to gain a lead and lost the game 20-7.

Johnson and Wales advanced to 12-3 on the season, while Framingham State sits at 5-11.


On Saturday, the Rams played home against Fitchburg, losing game one 8-0.

Marchant totaled two hits, one of those being a double to left field.

Both Pietersen and Lauren Salisbury had one hit each.

Gunarathne started the game, pitching one inning, while the Falcons racked up seven hits, six runs, one walk and two homeruns off of her.

Arseneau took over in the second and finished the game with six hits, two runs, one earned, one walk and two strikeouts.

The Falcons came out strong in the first inning with Emily Comtois’ two-run homerun to left field.

The Rams showed promise in the bottom of the first with singles from Marchant and Flynn. Flynn then stole second, but was left stranded there.

The next inning, Fitchburg’s Maddie Medina slammed a two-run homerun past center field.

The Falcons scored one more run in the top of the third to make it eight runs with a total of 13 hits.

FSU finished off the game with four hits and two errors.


Framingham performed better in the second game against Fitchburg State, pulling through in the seventh inning to win it 5-4.

Outfielders Marchant and Salisbury each had two hits with one RBI.

Boyle, Dziok and Downing all had one hit with one RBI.

Pietersen pitched the whole game, allowing only five hits, four runs, one walk and had one strikeout.

The Rams got on the board in the bottom of the first, starting with a double from Tiffanie Marsh to center field.

With two outs, Dziok doubled to left center, bringing in Marsh and giving the Rams a 1-0 lead.

The Falcons answered in the next inning scoring three runs. FSU scored another two runs in the bottom of the fourth when Flynn scored on a double from Pietersen. Boyle’s single to right field then brought in Pietersen.

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