Softball remains undefeated in MASCAC after sweep of Salem State

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Led by Grace Caughey, the Rams were able to win both their games against the Salem State Vikings by scores of 10-2 on April 9.

The first game of the doubleheader started off a little shaky for the Rams, as Salem State’s  Gabryanna Cardenas singled to left field, bringing home a run.

The Rams answered back in the second inning, as Caughey drove in her first run of the day with a single up the middle to tie the game 1-1.

Lauren Salisbury then hit a beam to left field, which drove in two more runs and landed her on second base, putting the Rams up 3-1.

The Rams never looked back. They continued their dominance with help from three RBIs each from Caughey and Salisbury, and a couple of stolen bases from Mycala Moody and Laela Pepin.

The Rams went on to win 10-2 after five innings of play. 

The second game of the day was almost identical to the first, except Caughey put up an impressive six RBIs to bring her to a total of nine on the day.

When asked about Caughey’s performance, Head Coach Lawrence Miller said, “Grace had a great day at the plate and stepped up in a big way for us.” 

He added, “We knew when we were recruiting her she could be an impact player for us. As a freshman, she really stepped up late in the year for us – getting some huge hits in the biggest spots, and she in continuing to do so.”

Framingham struck early, pushing across a run in the first inning thanks to an RBI double off the bat of Salisbury. 

The Rams exploded for five more runs in the second with help from a two-run double from Caughey. 

She provided two more two-run doubles in the fourth and fifth innings to help extend the Rams’ lead. 

Salem State struck for two runs in the fifth, but by then, it was too late. The Rams won again 10-2 over Salem State to complete the two-game sweep and push their win streak to four games. 

The Rams are now 6-0 in the MASCAC and 11-11 overall on the season.