Baseball splits double header with Westfield to remain fifth in the MASCAC

The Rams split their double-header against Westfield State on April 7.

Framingham lost the first game 8-4.

The Owls struck first in the top of the first inning. Kyle Murphy led off by getting hit by a pitch to get on base. He then stole second before advancing to third on a wild pitch. Anthony Crowley drove him home with a sacrifice fly to center.

In the bottom of the first, Cam Borrelli walked and later scored unearned on a throwing error by the catcher.

John Lippincot homered to center to start the second inning and give the Owls a 2-1 lead. Aaron Clancy followed with a double to center. Tyler Beach then doubled to left to bring home Clancy. Colin Dunn singled down the left field line to score Beach.

Westfield added two more runs in the third inning. Lippincot doubled to left and then scored on a single by Brett Dooley. Nate Barnes singled to center field to score Dooley after he advanced to third on consecutive wild pitches.

Dunn and Lippincot both singled and scored unearned in the fourth inning to take an 8-1 lead.

The Rams responded in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run homer to left by Jordan Pallazola.

Anthony Venuti scored off a sacrifice fly by Matt Brockett in the seventh to reach the final margin.

Chris Riga only pitched 2.1 innings, allowing seven hits and six runs before giving way to Kyle Hodgson, who finished the game.

John Gegetskas pitched a complete game, allowing six hits and four runs for Westfield.

The Rams won the second game against the Owls 5-4.

Beach got on base after a fielding error by the shortstop. He later scored unearned.

Murphy followed with a double to left and scored on a single by Dunn.

Crowley also got on base on a fielding error by the shortstop. Alex Lafayette followed with a homer to left, driving in two.

Pallazola homered to left to lead off the bottom of the third. Borrelli was up next and walked to get on base. Kyle Pileski followed by getting hit by a pitch, advancing Borrelli to second. Matt Fogarty doubled to right to score Borrelli and Pileski to cut the deficit to one.

Fogarty homered to center in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game.

Pallazola hit a walk-off homerun in the ninth inning to win it for the Rams.

Michael Andrews got the win, pitching a complete game, allowing seven hits and four runs.

Vincenzo Camera went five innings for Westfield, giving up six hits and four runs.

The Rams move to 9-11 on the season.

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