On Thursday March 15, the Framingham State Rams faced off against Bowdoin in Clermont, Florida as part of the PFX Spring Games.
Bowdoin took an early lead in the top of the first inning as they scored four runs off three straight two-out RBI hits.
The Rams would get on the board in the third inning with RBIs from Mycala Moody and Anna Dziok, to make it a two-run game.
In the fourth inning, the Rams would take the lead off a Kyla Johnson RBI single that scored Camille Desrochers, and a two RBI single by Moody that scored Johnson and Dayna Marchant.
But the Rams lead was not for long as they gave up eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings, making the game 12-5 Bowdoin.
In the sixth inning, Grace Caughey would score Johnson off a RBI triple, and Moody would take on another RBI as she knocked in Caughey with a single.
The Rams were unable to put any more points on the board, resulting in a 12-7 loss.
Moody led the way for the Rams in this game, batting 3-for-4 with four RBIs.
Caughey took the loss on the mound as she pitched four innings, allowing four hits and six earned runs. Kayla Finacchiaro and Marissa Vellucci took the mound in relief of Caughey and allowed nine hits and three earned runs.
The Rams’ next game came against Fredonia as the PFX Spring Games continued.
Fredonia got on the board in the first inning to take the early lead. But it would be the last time they got on the board.
Framingham tied the game in the second inning off a solo homer by Caughey.
In the third, Bridget McGrail would score Megan Downing off an RBI single to center field. Marchant would score Kristen Dick in the fourth with an RBI double, extending the lead to 3-1.
The Rams would wrap up the scoring with two scores in the sixth inning – one by Moody as she stole home plate.
Marchant went 3-for-5 at the dish and had one RBI and a run scored. Dick also had a strong day as she went 2-for-3 at the plate with a stolen base and a run scored.
Kelsi Gunarathne pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits and one earned run while fanning four batters.
The final game of the PFX Spring Games for the Rams came against the University of New England.
The Rams jumped to a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning. Three of their four scores came as a result of an error by UNE’s first baseman Meg Harvey.
UNE would waste no time tying the game back up as they evened the score at 4-4 in the top of the second inning.
The Rams held nothing back as they scored ten runs in the next two innings to make their lead 14-4. Caughey, Johnson, Marchant and Dick all had two RBIs in the two innings.
UNE would fight back as they put up three runs in the fourth inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Rams would go on to win 14-7.
Caughey allowed four hits, four earned runs and walked four. Claire DeLuca picked up the win in relief of Caughey as she allowed three hits and three earned runs in two innings of pitching.
Although Caughey struggled on the mound, she made up for it at the plate as she went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and a run scored.
With the win, Framingham moves to 4-6 on the season.