Softball finishes regular season with a sweep

(Kelsi Gunarathne throws a pitch for the Rams in a game against Fitchburg.By Allie Gath)

On Saturday April 28, the Framingham State Rams hosted the Fitchburg State Falcons in their final doubleheader of the season.

In the first inning, the Rams struck first with an RBI triple by Megan Downing that scored Mycala Moody.

The next score of the game came in the fifth inning when Grace Caughey singled to score Kristen Dick.

The Falcons would fight back in the sixth inning by scoring two runs to tie the game.

In the bottom of the ninth inning Downing, would reach base on an error that scored Moody to seal the win for the Rams.

Moody led the way for the Rams going, 3-for-4 at the dish with two runs scored.

Kelsi Gunarathne pitched a complete game for the Rams, allowing two runs on seven hits, while striking out 11.

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Rams got on the board first again in the bottom of the third with two runs.  Caughey reached base on an infield single to score Dayna Marchant and Bridget McGrail singled to score Downing.

The Rams padded their lead with a three-run bottom of the fourth inning.  Downing would score Camille Desrochers with a sacrifice fly. Caughey followed her with a sacrifice fly as well to plate Marchant, McGrail then singled in Moody.

The Falcons would score the final run of the game in the top of the fifth inning to wrap up the scoring at 5-1.

Jessica Pietersen earned the win in the second game of the double-header as she went seven innings, allowing one earned run on seven hits with two strikeouts.

The Rams finish the season 21-15 and will play in the MASCAC Quarterfinal against Westfield State.

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