Westfield State Takes Two From Baseball

Matt Brockett
Matt Brockett

Westfield, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team dropped both ends of a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) doubleheader at Westfield State this afternoon.  The Owls posted an 11-0 victory in the opener and completed the sweep with a 7-1win in the night cap.

Westfield won game one behind a strong start from sophomore John Gegetskas (Windsor, Conn.).  The Owls improve to 19-4 on the season, 6-0 in the MASCAC.  

Nunes (4-1) tossed a complete game in game two allowing just four hits and one run.  He struck out seven while walking four.

In game two, Westfield took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, as Alex Lafayette singled and scored when Arismendy Larancuent (Westfield, Mass.) reached on a fielder's choice and a throwing error let Lafayette come around to score.

Framingham tied the game in the top of the third as Matt Brockett (Guilford, Conn.) singled and later scored on Manny Powers' (Malden, Mass.) sacrifice fly.

Westfield added a run in the third on a walk to Colin Dunn (Westfield, Mass.), a stolen base and a two-out base hit from junior John Lippincott (Barkhamsted, Conn.) that scored Dunn from second.  

Lippincott again figured in in the scoring in the fifth, as he singled with one out. Lafayette followed with a single, and both scored on Alex Benevides (Fall River, Mass.) base hit to increase the Owls' lead to 4-1. Benevides later scored on an error and the Owls tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Brockett and Ryan Wardwell (Hudson, Mass.) each finished with a pair of hits for the Rams.

In the opener, Gegetskas (3-0) spun five shutout innings, yielding just an infield base hit while striking out nine and walking four.  Scott Strachan (Braintree, Mass.) and Mike Hersey (Norton, Mass.) each worked a scoreless inning to complete the team shutout for the Owls.

Westfield struck for three runs in the top of the first with singles from Anthony Crowley (Bellingham, Mass.), Lippincott, and Lafayette, and Jared Ferrari (Waltham, Mass.) laced a two-run triple to left center.  The Owls added three more in the second to chase Rams' starter Al Wallach (Nahant, Mass.) (5-2) was saddled with the loss.  Crowley delivered an RBI triple, and Ferrari drove in another run with a bases-loaded walk.

The Rams are back in action tomorrow afternoon with a non-conference game at Fisher at 3 p.m.


Release courtesy of WSU Sports Information