The Rams finished out the Tucson Invitational with a doubleheader against Carleton on Saturday, March 17, splitting the games.
In the first game, the Rams won 8-3. They came out swinging in the first inning, scoring six runs on six hits.
Anthony Venuti started the inning with a single down the infield line. Aaron Williams walked in the next at bat.
Cam Borrelli singled to left center, scoring Venuti. Jeff Besozzi followed with a single to right to score Williams.
Borreli and Besozzi both scored on hits from Anthony Herman and Matt Brockett. He scored the last run of the inning on a single by Venuti.
The Knights cut into the deficit in the top of the next inning. Wilson Battle started with a lead-off single and later scored on a single by Brendan Fischel. Chris Riga retired the next three batters to end the top of the second.
In the bottom of the second, Borrelli doubled, and Jordan Pallazola followed with a homer to left to extend the lead to 8-1.
Carleton got two more runs by Blake Anderson and Josh Small in the fourth and fifth innings, but it was not enough.
Riga got the win for Framingham, pitching five innings while allowing four hits and three runs.
Austin Heuer went six innings, allowing 12 hits and eight runs for the Knights.
The Knights defeated Framingham in the second game, 15-3.
This time, Carleton took control in the first inning. Small started with a double to left. Fischel followed with a single, advancing Small. Griffin Bolte reached first on the next at bat to score Small.
Fischel and Bolte scored on singles by Battle and Patrick Jorling. Three more consecutive singles by Nick Onomiya, Zane Johann and Keenan Moore scored Battle, Jorling and Onomiya.
At the beginning of the batting order again, Small bunted and reached first while managing to score Johann, but Moore was out on the play. Small scored his second run of the inning on a single by Battle.
Kyle Coolidge couldn’t finish the inning for the Rams. Kevin Scerra came in to get them out of the first.
In the bottom of the third, the Knights got two more runs. Fischel singled up the middle and later scored on a single by Battle. Bolte score the second on a single by Jorling.
Small scored his third run in the fourth inning on a single by Fischel.
The Knights added three more runs in the fifth inning to reach their final margin.
Jorling walked to start. Logan Crowl came in to pinch run for him. Onomiya was up next and got hit by a pitch to get on first and advance Crowl. Moore grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, but Crowl managed to score on it.
Matt Rubin scored Onimiya on a single to center. Rubin scored the final run on a single to center by Fischel.
The Rams got on the board in the sixth inning. Williams, Pallazola and Matt Fogarty all scored unearned.
Coolidge took the loss, giving up eight runs on eight hits. Scerra pitched the next two innings followed by Anthony Morrissey and Blake Waters.
Tyler Rolland pitched a complete game for the Knights, allowing five hits and three runs.
The Rams are 7-6 after the Tucson Invitational.