Babson Park, Mass. - The Framingham State University baseball surrendered eight runs with two outs as the Rams were defeated 9-2 by 19th ranked Babson College in non-conference action this afternoon at Govoni Baseball Field.
- Scores: Babson 9, Framingham State 2
- Records: Framingham State (6-8), Babson (12-2)
- Location: Govoni Baseball Field – Babson Park, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Sophomore Peter Feinman (Virginia Beach, Va.) recorded a career-high nine strikeouts over six innings for Babson.
- Junior Matthew Valente (Wyckoff, N.J.) went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, classmate Jake Oliger (Newtown, Conn.) had two hits and scored twice, and sophomore Alex Reynolds (Hopkinton, Mass.) hit a two-run homer for the Beavers. Senior Eric Jaun (Loveland, Ohio) also had two RBI in support of Feinman, who improved to 2-0 after giving up just one run on his hits to win his second consecutive start.
- Junior Bobby Higgins (Barnstable, Mss.) went 2-for-4 at the plate and classmate RC Goodman (Springfield, Mass.) drove in a run for the Rams. First-year Anthony Panza (Watertown, Mass.) shouldered the loss to fall to 0-1 after giving up eight earned runs in 3.0 innings. Four relievers combined to record six strikeouts while giving up just three hits over the final five frames.
- The Green and White jumped on top by scoring four times with two outs in the bottom of the first. Junior Sean Harrington (Walpole, Mass.) drove in first-year Thomas Lapham (Charlestown, Mass.) with a single to center and scored on Oliger's double to the wall in center, while Jaun and Valente followed with back-to-back RBI singles for a 4-0 advantage.
- Framingham State got on the board in the top of the third when senior Kyle Dembrowski (Natick, Mass.) scored following a leadoff double, but the Beavers responded with a five-spot in the bottom of the frame. Jaun drove in Harrington with a sacrifice fly and Reynolds cranked a two-run homer, the first of his career, as Babson scored four times with two outs to extend its lead to 9-1.
- The Rams added a final run in the top of the sixth inning as they capitalized on a wild pitch to score.
The Rams are back in action on Friday morning when they open MASCAC action against MCLA at the NEBC at 11 a.m.
Release courtesy of Babson Sports Information