Softball drops final five, fails to qualify for MASCAC Tournament

In the first matchup, the Rams offense showed some power with Marissa Flynn and Megan Downing each hitting doubles, Lauren Salisbury hitting a single and Tiffanie Marsh getting a home run.

Dayna Marchant had one hit, one RBI, scored two runs and walked twice.

Marsh went 2-3 with three RBIs and one walk. Flynn went 2-4 with one RBI.

Natasha Arseneau pitched a complete game allowing only three hits, one run, two walks and struck out 11.

The Rams scored three runs in the bottom of the first, starting with a walk by Marchant, who then scored off of a double from Flynn.

The bases were loaded after consecutive walks from Marsh and Anna Dziok. Downing’s hit then brought in Flynn and Marsh scored another run off of Bridget McGrail’s single.

Framingham scored another two runs in the next inning with Marsh’s two-run home run.

Mass. Maritime got on the board with two walks followed by Emily Goodwin’s single to bring in one run.

The score remained the same until the bottom of the sixth when FSU scored four runs.


FSU scored 11 runs in the second game against Mass. Maritime.

Pietersen also pitched the full five innings, allowed only three hits, one run, two walks and struck out seven. Mass. Maritime scored first in the top of the inning with a throwing error from Framingham, which allowed Kaylene Murphy to score and Rachel Gardner to reach third base. However, the inning soon ended.

Flynn reached first on a throwing error and then Marsh’s double moved her to third.

Dziok’s single brought in both players and the bases were soon loaded with FSU players.

Pietersen’s hit allowed both Dziok and Downing to reach home plate and boost the Rams up 4-1.

The second inning began with a double from Marchant and then a single from Flynn, who then both scored after Marsh’s hit which resulted in a fielding error.

Downing’s hit then brought in Marsh for the third run of the inning.

Framingham scored again in the bottom of the fourth with the bases loaded and Salisbury’s ground out which brought in one run. Boyle’s single then scored another followed by Pietersen’s double and Dougal’s single, totaling four runs in the inning.


Framingham State won game one 7-2, against Salem State on Thursday, April 28.

Rachel Desrochers led the team, going 3-3 with one RBI.

Marchant hit 2-3 with one RBI.

Marsh and Downing each had one hit and two RBIs.

Arseneau pitched six complete innings, allowing Salem to get seven hits, two runs and a walk once, while striking out three.

Pietersen finished the game, pitching the last inning and allowed only one hit and one walk.

The Rams scored the majority of their runs in the first inning, beginning with Marchant’s triple.

Flynn then walked and stole second which allowed both players to score on Marsh’s single.

Dziok then doubled, moving Marsh to third base, who then scored on a wild pitch.

Downing’s home run brought in Dziok.

Salisbury got on base after hitting a single and then scored from third from Desrocher’s single.

The team racked up six runs in the top of the first and wouldn’t score again until the third inning after the bases were loaded and Marchant’s single brought in McGrail.


The Rams lost the second game against Salem, 5-2.

Dziok went 2-3, hitting in the two runs for the Rams.

Marchant and Boyle each had two hits in the game.

Pietersen pitched the first 2 1/3 innings after coming off strong from game one. She allowed three hits, two runs to score and two walks, while striking out one.

Arseneau finished the game, pitching 3 2/3 innings, letting in three runs, three hits and one walk.

FSU again scored early on, after Marchant advanced to third from Flynn’s double. Both players scored off of Dziok’s double, as this was the only runs Framingham would score in this game.

Viking Jess Raymond brought in one run after hitting a single and Marissa Sanchez’s bunt allowed Raymond to score.

With the game tied into the sixth, Salem got another three runs in the bottom of the inning after a double and a two RBI single.


Framingham State lost both games 9-1 against Bridgewater State University on Saturday, April 30.

The Rams got their only run in the top of the third inning with Boyle scoring from third base off of Marchant’s hit.

Marsh, Salisbury and McGrail each had one hit for FSU, but the team could not capitalize. Arseneau pitched three innings, totaling seven hits, five runs and two walks. Marsh pitched the remainder of the game and allowed six hits, four runs and one walk.

Bridgewater gained the lead during the bottom of the second where they scored three runs off of singles provided by Jackie Welch and Samantha LoPilato, who each went 2-3 in the game.

The Bears then scored two runs in the next inning, with a fielding error which put players on first and second.

Kristyna Flaherty reached second after an error from FSU, which allowed one run to score and then another passed home off of Welch’s single.

The bases were loaded in the fourth inning with a single, walk, single and a sacrifice fly brought in one run and another Flaherty hit brought in another.

In the bottom of the fifth with two outs, BSU’s Tara McCann hit a double and Kelly McCarthy’s single combined to total nine runs for Bridgewater. The Bears outhit the Rams 13-4.


In the second game, Framingham State totaled six hits, with the only run coming from a hit by Dziok.

The Rams struck out five times and left five of their players on base, while both Marchant and Marsh hit doubles.

Pietersen pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowed eight hits, six runs and one walk.

Arseneau pitched the remaining 1 1/3 innings, facing nine batters who got one hit, scored three times and walked twice.

FSU scored their only run in the first inning after Flynn reached on a single and then advanced to third on a double by Marsh. Dziok’s sacrifice fly then allowed Flynn to score.

Bridgewater got one run in the bottom of the inning to tie up the game early on then got a four run lead in the second. With the bases loaded twice in the inning, the Bears took advantage.

BSU scored another three in the third, and in the fifth inning capitalized on a two-out single by McCann who then scored off of a fielding error.

Bridgewater State currently sits second in the MASCAC with a record of 11-3 and 23-13 overall.

Framingham State is 5-9 in the conference and 13-25 overall.


The Rams played against Brandeis University on Tuesday, May 3 after it was rescheduled from an April 5 rain out.

FSU lost the game 7-5 and Pietersen pitched all seven innings, faced a total of 37 batters and allowed 13 hits and one walk.

Framingham beat the Owls in hits 14-13, but could not score enough runs to top them.

Marsh went two for three, with two RBIs and Marchant went 2-5 with one RBI. Dziok and Desrochers hit in the remaining two runs.

Pietersen and Boyle each had two hits.

Brandeis gained the lead early on in the game in the first inning until the Rams showed some strength in the second.

Pietersen’s single to left field allowed her to score off of Marchant’s single. Flynn loaded the bases after getting hit by a pitch and Marsh’s single to center field brought in two runs. Dziok’s single then allowed another to score, giving the Rams the lead.

Brandeis scored four in the top of the third, starting with Madison Sullvian’s double.

In the fifth inning on two outs, Boyle sent the ball soaring to right field and then scored off of Desrocher’s single.

The Owl’s scored another two in the top of the sixth, leading 7-4.


The Rams lost the second game 8-2.

Dziok had one hit that brought in two runs and scored one run herself.

Flynn hit 2-4 and scored one run.

Salisbury hit a double in the first inning and Flynn tripled in the bottom of the third.

Arseneau pitched the majority of the game, allowed 14 hits, eight runs, four walks and struck out one.

Pietersen was put in for the last out that was a line drive caught by Desrochers.

Brandeis scored one in the top of the first with a bases-loaded single.

The Rams answered by scoring two in the bottom, after Dziok hit a two-run home run.

Brandeis then scored six runs in the third inning after a series of consecutive singles.

The Owls scored another run in the seventh, which gave them the eighth run.

Framingham State finished the regular season at 13-22.

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