Baseball splits a pair of games with MCLA

Framingham spilt its two-game series against MCLA on Saturday, March 31.

They lost the first game 2-0.

The scoring came in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Nick DiSanti led off with a single to left field. Ben Durland followed with a single to left as well. Logan Rumbolt doubled to left field to drive in DiSanti and Durland to make it 2-0.

MCLA pitcher Liam Nolan pitched a complete game, giving up four hits, no runs and striking out seven to pick up his second win of the season.

Michael Andrews took the loss for the Rams, pitching six innings, allowing four hits and two runs, while striking out four.

The Rams won the second game 10-5 against MCLA.

Aaron Williams started the game with a single to left. Matt Fogarty was hit by a pitch, advancing Williams to second.

Jordan Pallazola doubled to left field to score Williams. Anthony Venuti grounded out to the shortstop, but Fogarty scored on the play, giving the Rams a 2-0 lead.

The Rams added to their lead when they came to bat again in the second. Joe Ambrosino led with a double to left. Matt Brockett reached first on an error, scoring Ambrosino.

Williams flew out to the infield, which scored Brockett unearned.

In the top of the fourth, Williams singled to left to score Kyle Pileski, giving the Rams a 5-0 lead.

The Trail Blazers responded in the bottom of the fourth. Rumbolt got on base with a single to center and later scored on a double by Bill Pulasky.

The Rams added another two runs in the fifth by Pallazola and Venuti.

Brockett started the sixth inning with a walk, followed by a single by Williams. Kyle Dembrowski got the RBI, bringing home Brockett. Cameron Borrelli flew out to right to score Williams.

MCLA got two runs in the bottom of the inning Christian Seariac singled, stole second and scored on a wild pitch. Rumbolt also got his second run of the day, scoring off a single by Pulasky.

Framingham added an insurance run in the top of the seventh. Jamal Vilmont scored on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Besozzi.

The Blazers responded with runs by Durland and Rumbolt, but it was not enough.

Kyle Hodgson got the win for the Rams, pitching a complete game. He allowed 11 hits and five runs.

Bobby New pitched just four innings for the Blazers, allowing five hits and five runs.

The Rams move to 8-9 on the season.

The Rams lost 2-1 against Roger Williams on April 3.

In the top of the fourth inning, Justin Stone walked, stole second then advanced to third on a wild pitch. He scored off a single by Anthony Dominguez to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead.

The Hawks got their second run in the sixth inning when Dean DePreta scored off a bunt by Tyler Rondeau.

Framingham responded in the eighth inning, when Brockett doubled down the line and scored on a single by Venuti to make it 2-1.

Framingham had one more chance to score in the ninth inning, but they were retired in order to end the game.

Sam Bennett got the win for the Hawks, pitching seven innings, allowing one hit and no runs. Ryan Havunen picked up the save for the Hawks, striking out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth.

Fogarty pitched four innings for the Rams, allowing one hit and one run.

The Rams fall to 8-10 on the season.