Baseball drops close game to Salve Regina

The Rams lost to Salve Regina by a score of 18-15 on March 28.

The Rams struck first as Aaron Williams singled to right, followed by a walk by Matt Fogarty.

Jordan Pallazola was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Williams later scored on a walk by Cameron Borrelli.

Kyle Pileski then hit a grand slam to center to take a 5-0 lead in the first inning.

In the bottom of the first, John Militano walked to start off. Michael DeFusco reached first on an error by the shortstop. Alex Perry homered, driving in Militano and DeFusco to make it 5-3.

Following the homerun, Zach Smith singled to left. Colton Eremian followed with a single of his own and later scored along with Smith off a double by Dylan Ketch to tie the game at five.

The Rams took the lead in the top of the second as Fogarty doubled to left and later scored after Pileski walked with the bases loaded. Framingham left three men stranded as Jamel Vilmont struck out swinging in the next at bat.

In the top of the third, the Rams extended their lead as Joe Ambrosino scored off a double to left by Williams.

The Rams continued their offensive assault in the fourth. Pileski started with a single to center. A single by Vilmont and a walk by Ambrosino loaded the bases for the third time for Framingham.   

Williams walked on the next at bat and scored Pileski. Fogarty followed with a single up the middle to score Vilmont and Ambrosino.

Pallazola grounded out to end the inning. 

The Seahawks responded as Smith scored off a single by Ketch.

Ambrosino extended the Rams’ lead to six when he doubled to center, scoring Pileski and Vilmont.

In the bottom of the fifth, Eremian singled to left scoring, Perry and Militano.

The Seahawks stormed back in the seventh, as Perry walked to start the inning and later scored on a bunt by Tristian Dacey.

Smith singled to right followed by a homerun by Christian Vargas to make it a 12-11 game.

Ketch was hit by a pitch to get on base and scored off a single by Anthony Cieszko.

Militano followed with a single. DeFusco brought Cieszko home on a single to right. Militano scored on a wild pitch to put Salve up by two.

Smith got his second RBI of the day when he doubled to center, scoring DeFusco.

The Rams pulled within a run when Borrelli tripled to left scoring Pallazola, Williams, and Brockett. Venuti struck out swinging to end the top of the inning.

The Seahawks got two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth when an errant throw by the third baseman allowed Cieszko and Ketch to score.

Chris Riga started the game going 4.2 innings, allowing nine hits and eight runs. Zach Dionne only pitched two innings for the Seahawks, allowing four hits and seven runs.

The Rams fall to 7-8 on the season.