Softball takes two non-conference wins

Framingham State split a pair against Nichols College last Thursday.

The first game resulted in a 9-3 loss for the Rams. Marissa Flynn scored two runs and had one hit, one RBI and walked twice.

Natasha Arseneau pitched the first three complete innings, allowed six hits, five runs, one walk and one solo home run.

Amanda Troiano pitched the remaining three innings allowing four hits, four runs, three walks and a home run as well.

The pitchers combined to hit a total of three of the Bison batters this game.

Nichols scored first in a bases loaded single in the bottom of the second.

FSU’s Flynn scored in the next inning but the Bison scored three runs in the bottom with a double steal followed by a triple.

Nichols scored four in the bottom of the fourth, starting with a solo home run from designated hitter Christina Barrows.

The Rams fought back, scoring two in the fifth, but Nichols finished the game with another home run from leadoff batter Kendall Meehan.


FSU won game two against Nichols 7-5.

Flynn and Tiffanie Marsh each went one for three, scored two runs, had one RBI, walked once and had one home run.

Designated hitter Anna Dziok went two for four with two RBIs and Rachel Desrochers went two for three with one RBI.

Marsh pitched the first 1 1/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs scored against her, with two strikeouts.

Arseneau pitched 4 2/3 innings, also struck out two and allowed five hits and two runs.

The Rams showed some energy early on scoring three runs in the first inning and had back-to-back home runs from Flynn and Marsh in the second.

Nichols scored three runs in the bottom of the second and two more in the fourth off a series of doubles.

The top of the sixth began with a single by Bridget McGrail followed by a Marsh walk and both players scored on Dziok’s single to right center.

Nichols finished the game at 10-10 while Framingham finished with a record of 9-17.


The Rams lost both games against Westfield State on Saturday.

Winning game one 6-3, Westfield got all of their runs in the last three innings while FSU started off the game strong.

Arseneau pitched the majority of the game allowing 10 hits and six runs.

Troiano was put in with two outs left in the game and allowed only two hits. Marsh and Lauren Salisbury both went 2-4 with one RBI.

The third run was provided by McGrail. In the first inning, Flynn scored on Salisbury’s single after being moved to third on Marsh’s double.

In the third, Dziok scored off McGrail’s sacrifice fly. Marchant scored the third run for the Rams from Marsh’s single.

The Owls scored one in the top of the fifth after two doubles and another two runs in the sixth to tie the game.

Action started in the top of the seventh with players on second and third.

Liz Kelly’s single brought one in and advanced another player to second base.

A sacrifice fly scored the second run and a single scored a third.


Framingham lost a second time to Westfield State by a close score of 2-1.

Megan Downing led the team getting two hits in her three at bats. Salisbury went 1-3 and scored the only FSU run of the game.

Marsh pitched a complete game allowing eight hits, two runs and no walks with a single strikeout.

The Rams scored their single run after capitalizing on Westfield defensive errors.

In the bottom of the second, Salisbury reached first base on a fielder’s choice to get Downing out at second base.

McGrail then reached first on a fielding error and advanced to second sending Salisbury to third.

Salisbury then scored on a throwing error by the Westfield center fielder.

The Owls scored in the top of the fourth beginning with a double to left field.

Julia Sullivan’s double to center brought in one run and then scored off Michaela LeBlanc’s single turned double on an FSU fielding error.

Westfield finished the game at 10-15 and 3-3 in the conference while Framingham falls to 9-19 and 2-4.


Framingham dropped another two against Worcester State on Monday.

Game one was a 7-3 loss. Marsh went 3-4 and Dziok had two hits and one RBI.

McGrail went 1-3 with one RBI. Marsh pitched the first inning with one walk and no hits.

Arseneau was put in for the remainder of the game allowing 11 hits and seven runs.

Worcester scored four runs right off the bat starting with Courtney Salisbury’s double.

Two runs scored off an FSU fielding error.

The Lancers scored another run in the bottom of the third leading the Rams by five runs.

Framingham scored two in the top of the fourth beginning with Marsh’s single but reaching third on a fielding error.

Marsh scored off of Salisbury’s hit and she herself then scored from McGrail’s double.

Worcester then answered with another two runs in the sixth.

Desrochers scored the last run in the top of the seventh from Dziok’s single, but the Rams could not come back.


The Rams lost game two against Worcester, 9-3. Marsh went 3-4 with two RBIs.

Marchant went 1-3, scored one run and walked once.

Flynn and Salisbury went 2-4. Marsh pitched 5.0 innings, allowed eight hits, five runs and three walks with two strikeouts.

Arseneau pitched the sixth inning allowing six hits, four runs and one homerun with one strikeout.

FSU scored early on after a series of singles scoring Flynn for one run.

The game was tied after the first with Worcester’s one run in the bottom.

The Rams scored another two in the top of the second followed by WSU’s one run in the third.

The Lancers got three in the next inning from Hayley Terry’s double to bring in one run and Dakota Smith-Porter’s double to bring in two.

Worcester sealed their win with a three-run home run from Smith-Porter. WSU improved to 14-17-1 while FSU dropped to 9-21.


Framingham faced Roger Williams University on Wednesday and won the first game 8-3.

This win ended their four game losing streak.

McGrail went 3-4 with two RBIs while Marsh got one hit and two RBIs.

Downing and Kylie Boyle went 2-4 with one RBI each.

Arseneau pitched the complete game allowing only three runs off nine hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

The Hawks scored early after a sacrifice fly brought in a run.

The Rams scored their first run in the bottom of the third after Marsh’s ground out that scored Brittany Dougal.

FSU scored again in the bottom of the fourth after Boyle’s single to center allowed Salisbury to score.

Flynn’s bases loaded hit enabled Eleanor Callery to score, tying the game at three.

An eventful sixth inning gave the Rams the victory starting with Desrocher crossing the plate after a wild pitch.

Marsh then scored off Downing’s hit into the outfield.

McGrail brought in two after a single to right field scoring Kayla Belair and Dziok.


The Rams did not score in the second game against Roger Williams, losing 7-0.

The Rams had six hits in the game with seven players left on base, two of which were Marsh and Salisbury, who each hit a double.

Marsh pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowed seven hits, six runs, three walks and one home run and two strikeouts.

Arseneau pitched the remaining 2 2/3 innings, allowed two hits, one run and struck out one.

The Hawks scored one run in the first with the bases loaded and again in the third.

RWU’s Mikaela Grosso hit a grand slam over the left field wall.

The Hawks scored another in the seventh and shut down the Rams in the bottom of the inning.

Roger Williams advances to 17-15 while Framingham State falls to 10-22.

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