FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The Framingham State College softball team won game one of a non-conference doubleheader Thursday afternoon, 10-7, over Plymouth State University before the Panthers won game two, 6-3, to earn a split. Framingham State improves to 12-16 on the year, while the Panthers are now 11-14.
Plymouth State scored six runs in the top of the third of the opener on RBI singles by senior Kay Labrie (Somersworth, N.H.) and junior Andrea Pydynkowski (Danvers, Mass.) and a two-run double by sophomore Allie Luisi (N. Kingstown, R.I.).
The Rams came back to take the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by freshman Kendra Fisher (Abington, Mass.) and an RBI single from Katie Donovan (Holden, Mass.). The Rams added two more in the bottom of the fifth to extend their lead as Andrea DiTerlizzi (Shrewsbury, Mass.) tripled and scored on a wild pitch and Donovan tripled home shortstop Christy Ulak (Rehoboth, Mass.).
Framingham State added a single run in the sixth to extend the lead to 10-6. Plymouth was able to push across a single run in the seventh on an RBI double by junior Kortney Nedeau (Kennebunk, Maine) to reach the final score of 10-7.
Sophomore Alysia Morrissette (Ware, Mass.) picked up the win as she went four innings in relief allowing one run on two hits. Sophomore Ali Keith (Northfield, N.H.) suffered the loss for PSU.
Fisher went 2-for-3 in game one for Framingham with two RBI, while Donovan went 4-for-4 with four RBI. Sophomore Amanda Salois (Rehoboth, Mass.) picked up a couple of hits for PSU.
Plymouth State used a four-run second inning in the nightcap to erase a 2-1 deficit and take the lead for good. Freshman Diana Bean (Danvers, Mass.) picked up the win scattering seven hits in seven innings and allowing two runs, all earned, with four strike outs. Luisi went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and senior Alyssa Marini (Kingston, MH) picked up two RBI.
The Rams return to action on Saturday as they travel to Worcester State for a MASCAC doubleheader at noon, while the Panthers host Rhode Island College in a Little East Conference twinbill at 1 p.m.
(Courtesy of Framingham State Sports Information)
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