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The Rams won 7-6 over the MCLA Trailblazers in the first game of the doubleheader on March 31. 

The first inning of action was controlled by the Rams. 

Aaron Williams started off the bottom of the first with a double to right center. Kyle Dembrowski followed up with a single through the left side, which plated two Rams to put them on the board first. 

Al Wallach started the game pitching for the Rams with a strong performance, holding the Trailblazers to zero hits and zero runs going into the second inning. 

The Rams increased their lead to 3-0 on an RBI from a Joe Ambrosino single through the right side.

The third inning began with the Trailblazers fighting back, tallying three runs on four hits to tie the game. 

Dembrowksi responded for the Rams, finding the sweet spot and homering over the left-field fence. 

The Rams played solid defense in the top of the fourth, holding the Blazers hitless in the inning. 

During the sixth inning, the Blazers added two more to the board as the Rams fell behind by two runs going into the bottom of the seventh. 

After a single by Kyle Lippert, the Rams ended up scoring on a wild pitch, bringing the deficit to within a run.  

With an RBI in the seventh inning by Dembrowksi, the Rams tied the game 6-6. 

The Rams eventually won the game by one run on a Jonathan Clotier walk-off hit. 

With the win, the Rams are now 2-0 in conference play and 8-8 overall. 

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Rams once again took on MCLA.

The Rams got off to a hot start in the bottom of the first striking for four quick runs. Ambrosino provided a three-run homer to give the Rams the early lead. 

Dembroski got involved in the bottom of the third with a homer of his own. The solo dinger gave the Rams a 5-0 lead. 

MCLA struck back for a run in the top of the fifth to cut the deficit to 5-1. 

But the Rams answered back for three more runs of their own. Cory Caraher reached base on a throwing error by the second baseman, plating two runs, followed by an RBI single from Williams to make it 8-1. 

The Blazers got a run back in the sixth off an RBI single to center to make it 8-2. 

Once again, the Rams answered back in the bottom of the inning to extend their lead. Matt Fogarty tripled to deep center, allowing Ambrosino to score to make it 9-2 – the eventual final score. 

Kevin Connelly picked up the win for the Rams after a strong pitching performance. He went 5.2 innings, giving up three hits, two runs, and striking out six. 

With the win, the Rams improve to 3-0 in the conference and 9-8 on the year. 

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