Softball’s four-game win streak snapped against Johnson & Wales

(The Rams high five each other as the huddle in the pitcher’s circle against Johnson & Wales. By Amanda Martin)

On Wednesday March 28, the Framingham State Rams came into a double-header against Johnson & Wales riding a four-game winning streak.

The game was quiet until the third inning when Johnson & Wales got the first run of the game off an RBI double.

The next score came in the fifth inning when Brenna Duperry hit a two-run homer, which was followed by an RBI single to put the Wildcats ahead 4-0.

JWU had another homerun in the seventh inning giving them a 5-0 lead, and Framingham responded with one run in the bottom of the seventh off an RBI single by Mycala Moody that scored Anna Dziok. That would be the only run of the game for Framingham as they dropped the first game of the double-header 5-1.

Dayna Marchant led the way for the Rams as she wen 3-for-3 at the dish with a walk.

Marissa Vellucci took the loss as she went four innings allowing three hits and a run.

In the second half of the double-header, the Wildcats once again got on the board first and early as they scored in the first inning, but Framingham responded in the second inning with a sacrifice fly by Kristen Dick that scored Victoria Ziner to tie the game.

In the third inning Ziner scored Megan Downing on an RBI triple and was later knocked in by Dziok to give Framingham the 3-1 lead.

The Rams would not score again as JWU scored eight runs over the next four innings to blow out Framingham 9-3.

Vellucci took the loss for the second straight time as she allowed four runs in just 0.1 of an inning in relief.

Dziok went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI to lead the Rams offense in the second game.

With the two losses, the Rams fall to 6-8 on the season.