FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--The Keene State College softball team rallied to force extra innings, but Framingham State University walked off with a 6-5 win in eight innings at Maple Street Field on Friday afternoon.
- Keene State: 6-7
- Framingham State: 14-6
How it Happened
Freshman Mikayla Pacy was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored, while Olivia Indorf and Kayla Votto each had two hits. Aliza Guerrero was 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. Freshman Gabby Bielak started and went the first two innings; sophomore Molly St. Germain (4-4) went the final 5.2 innings with four strikeouts.
Playing for the first time in 22 days, the Owls gave up an early run to the Rams in the first, but took a 3-1 lead in the top of the second. Guerrero led off the inning with a double to left, and scored on Pacy's single. A Framingham State error allowed Kristin Boduch to reach and Pacy to score, and Brittany DaMota singled in Boduch for a 3-1 edge.
After FSU scored in the second inning, the teams traded single runs in each half of the third inning, and the score remained 4-3 until the sixth, when the Rams took a 5-4 lead on Bridget McGrail's pinch-hit RBI single and a failed pickoff attempt. Keene State forced extra innings with a two-out rally in the top of the seventh. Olivia Indorf singled to center, and walks to Guerrero and Shae Crosby loaded the bases for Molly St. Germain, who forced home the tying run with a bases loaded walk. Framingham State had the winning run in scoring position in the bottom of the seventh, but St. Germain got out of a jam by getting Megan Downing to groundout to first.
Pacy was placed on second to open the eighth, but was cut down at the plate, trying to score on Kayla Votto's single. The Rams won it in the bottom half of the inning when Lauren Salisbury walked, stole second, and scored on an error.
Around The Horn
- It was the first extra inning game of the season for the Owls.
- Kayla Votto had her team high fourth multi-hit game of the season, while Indorf extended her hitting streak to five games.
- It was the first meeting between the two schools since 2006.
- Keene State makes its long awaited home debut when the Owls host the University of Southern Maine on Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m.
- Framingham State hosts MLCA at 12:30 on Saturday.