Baseball splits a doubleheader with Salem State to remain in fourth place in MASCAC

Framingham State split its doubleheader with Salem State on April 24.

The Rams lost the first game 4-3.

Aaron Williams started off the top of the first with a single to left field. He then stole second to get himself into scoring position.

Cameron Borelli reached on an error by the shortstop, scoring Williams to make it 1-0.

The Vikings responded in the bottom of the first. Brendan Greene reached first base on a fielder’s choice and managed to advance to second on an error thrown by the second baseman.

Alex Toomey singled to left field, which scored Greene unearned.

The Rams had a quick 1-2-3 inning which gave the Vikings a chance to take the lead.

In the bottom of the second, Mac Daniel Singleton started off with a triple to left. Shawn Rebello scored Singleton with a sacrifice fly to right field.

Salem made it a 3-1 game in the fourth inning. Jose Cedano doubled to left and scored off a triple by Singleton.

The Rams got within one in the top of the sixth. Williams scored his second run on the day off a double by Kyle Lippert. The Rams flew out three consecutive times to end the inning.

In the bottom of the inning, Cedano singled to right, followed by a single by Singleton. R.J. Warnock singled to left to score Cedano and extend the lead to two.

In the top of the seventh, Kyle Dembrowski got the Rams within one with a homer to left. Framingham could not get anything else out of its offense and ended with a strike out by Joe Ambrosino.

Both starting pitchers pitched the whole game. Kyle Hodgson allowed eight hits and four runs for the Rams and Brock Riley allowed three runs and four hits.

The Rams move to 15-15 on the season and 6-5 in the MASCAC.

Framingham took the second game 8-2.

The Rams started off strong with a double by Lippert. Borrelli followed with a double to left to score him. Kyle Pileski singled to right to score Borrelli and take a 2-0 lead.

The Rams’ offense continued to work in the top of the third inning. Lippert started again with a single to left. Jordan Pallazola singled to left to advance Lippert. Pileski followed with a double to right to score Lippert.

Dembrowski singled to right, and an errant throw by the right fielder allowed Pallazola and Pileski to score. Anthony Venuti followed with the fourth single of the inning that managed to score Dembrowski.

After two scoreless innings, Venuti homered to left to start the top of the sixth.

The Vikings answered in the bottom of the inning. Singleton singled down the third base line. Cedano followed with a single to left. Fisher scored both Singleton and Cedano with a double down the line.

The Rams added an insurance run in the top of the seventh and then finished with a quick 1-2-3 inning to end the game.

Michael Andrews pitched a complete game for the Rams, allowing eight hits and two runs. Dylan McCormick went 2.2 innings for the Vikings, allowing eight hits and six runs.

The Rams improve to 16-15 on the season and 7-5 in the MASCAC.

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