Baseball walks off with victory

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Framingham opened their season with a double-header against New England College at the New England Baseball Complex. 

In the first game of the double-header against the Pilgrims, the Rams walked off with a win in the ninth inning of play. 

Framingham trailed on multiple occasions throughout the game. In the third inning, the Rams trailed 3-0 but eventually tied the game at 4-4 in the sixth thanks to a three-run inning. A run from a wild pitch and a two-run single from Kyle Lippert supplied the three runs in the inning.

By the eighth inning, New England College led 6-4. Framingham responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning off the bat of Aaron Williams to knot the game at 6-6.

Anthony Herman delivered the game-winning hit in the next inning as he knocked in Bobby Higgins for the 7-6 walk-off victory. 

Lippert led the Rams at the plate, going 3-for-5 and knocking in three RBIs. 

Kyle Hodgson started the game for the Rams, going 3.1 innings, giving up three runs and striking out five.

Kevin Scerra picked up the win for the Rams pitching an inning of relief. 

With the win, the Rams start their year 1-0. 

In the second game of the double-header, New England College struck back with a 9-2 blowout victory. 

The Rams trailed 8-0 in the sixth inning before Joe Ambrosino plated two runs on a shot over the outfield wall, his first homer of the season. 

New England College scored once more in the top of the next inning to put the game away. 

Ambrosino led the Rams at the plate, as he went 2-for-3 with a double and a two-run homer. 

Kevin Connelly took the loss for the Rams, going four innings and allowing three runs on five hits. He also struck out four batters. 

Framingham struggled in the loss, notching just three hits. 

They also committed two errors in the game. 

With the loss, Framingham begins their season 1-1 after their first double-header of the year.

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