The Rams took on Emerson in an eight-inning down-to-the-wire matchup that ended in the Rams’ second win of the season Thursday, Feb. 28.
The two teams failed to plate any runs in the first two innings before the Rams drove in five at the top of the third.
Matt Fogarty knocked in the first two runs with a ground rule double and was followed by Bobby Higgins, who knocked in two more runs on a single and later scored on an error himself.
Emerson responded with a run in the bottom of the inning to cut the Rams’ lead down to four. They then put up three more runs in the sixth inning to pull within one run of the Rams.
Aaron Williams stretched the Rams lead in the seventh inning with a two-run single that scored Jonathon Cloutier and Kyle Dembrowsk.
Emerson scored only one more for the game in the bottom of the seventh, making the final score 7-5 Rams.
Williams led the Rams going 1-for-2 at the plate with three walks, knocking in two runs and scoring one of his own.
Kyle Hodgson won the game for the Rams, striking out two batters in two innings of pitching.
The Rams’ next game came against the Newbury College Nighthawks the following Monday, March 4.
Framingham started the game hot with a two-run single off the bat of Joe Ambrosino in the first inning.
They added on to the early runs with four more in the third inning. Three of the runs came off a bases-loaded single by Higgins, and an error scored the Rams’ fourth run.
Newbury was finally able to get on the board in the bottom of the third as they plated two runs. The Nighthawks piled on two more runs in the next inning to close the Rams’ lead at 6-4.
With the score close in the sixth inning, the Rams exploded for 13 runs over the next two innings.
Andrew Curti supplied the most runs for the Rams in the two innings, as he knocked in four runs and scored twice to wrap up the Rams’ victory at 19-4.
Williams led the Rams again at the plate as he went 4-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs scored himself.
Al Wallach won the game for the Rams on the mound as he struck out two batters over three innings.