Lesley Takes Two From Softball

Camille Desrochers
Camille Desrochers

Framingham, Mass.  – The Framingham State University softball team dropped both ends of a non-conference doubleheader this afternoon at Maple Street Field falling 7-6 to Lesley in the opener before being defeated 10-4 in the six inning nightcap that was shortened due to darkness.

THE BASICS:

- Scores:         Game 1: Lesley 7, Framingham State 6
                        Game 2: Lesley 10, Framingham State 4

- Records: Framingham State (5-9), Lesley University (11-5)

Location: Maple Street Field – Framingham, Mass.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Game 1 -

  • The two teams traded runs in the first inning with Riley Pickett doubling in a run for the Lynx and sophomore Grace Caughey (Mendon, Mass.) plating a run for the Rams with a sacrifice fly.
  • The Rams scored single runs in the second and third taking a 3-1 lead.  Sophomore Camille Desrochers (Westford, Mass.) scored junior Kaylea Sherman (North Attleboro, Mass.) with a sacrifice fly to left in the second.  Sherman scored the run in the third with a groundout to second.
  • Lesley got a run back in the top of the fourth on a solo homer by Ilana Zack cutting the deficit to 3-2, but the Rams scored two in the bottom of the inning taking a 5-2 lead.  Junior Mycala Moody (North Attleboro, Mass.) singled allowing Desrochers to score who had doubled.  Moody then scored on a throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt at third base.
  • Lesley used a five run fifth inning to reclaim the lead for good.  The Lynx received RBI hits in the inning from Zack, Lindsey Jensen and Mahlia Medina as well as a bases loaded walk.
  • The Rams would get a run in the bottom of the sixth when senior Lauren Salisbury (Cranston, RI) drew a bases loaded walk, but that was as close as they would get in the opener.
  • Senior Kelsi Gunarathne (North Providence, RI) took the loss for the Rams going seven innings and allowing seven earned runs on 10 hits with three walks and six strikeouts.
  • Jordan Day earned the win for the Lynx going seven innings allowing six runs, three earned, on six hits with seven walks and three strikeouts.

 

Game 2 -

  • In game two, the Lynx once again grabbed the early lead with a run on an Ashleigh Acker double to left center in the top of the first.
  • The Rams responded with two in the bottom of the frame taking a 2-1 lead.  Desrochers walks moved to second on a wild pitch. After Moody sacrificed Desrochers to third, she scored on a wild pitch.  Caughey followed with a solo shot to left.
  • Two runs in the top of the fourth put the Lynx back on top in the contest.  Zack and Kristen DiCicci plated a run apiece on groundouts.
  • The Lynx would add four more in the top of the fifth to open up a 7-2 lead.  The Rams got a single run in the bottom of the frame on a Salisbury RBI single to right.
  • A three spot in the top of the sixth pushed the lead to 10-2, but a single run for the Rams in the bottom of the inning accounted for the final margin in a game called after six innings due to darkness.
  • Caughey took the loss in game two for the Rams going four and two thirds allowing seven runs, six earned, on 10 hits with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Jen Thorbun earned the win for the Lynx going five innings and allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits with six walks and two strikeouts.

 

UP NEXT:

The Rams are back in action on Saturday at home when they host MCLA for a pair of MASCAC games beginning at 1 p.m.  The Lynx are back in action on Saturday when they host Becker for a pair of league games at Brandeis at 12 p.m.