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Visiting Framingham State Bests Western New England in Rain-Shortened Game, 5-2

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Under a steady light rain through most of Tuesday's game, Framingham State defeated Western New England, 5-2 in five innings, in non-conference baseball action on Pat Ricci Field at Trelease Park. The visiting Rams improve to 13-7 on the season while the Golden Bears fall to 6-10.

After Framingham took a 1-0 lead on a wild pitch in the top of the first inning, WNE struck quickly with two runs in the bottom half. JuniorĀ Kevin Marciano tied it when scored on a throwing error after the catcher tried to get him out stealing third base. Classmate Connor Hayes put the Golden Bears on top, 2-1, as he had a RBI-single through the right side to plate junior Doug Milne who reached base on a walk.

Framingham State tied it 2-all in the second on a one-out, run-scoring single by Mark Mainini with two runners on base. The WNE defense kept the Rams from potentially scoring another run in the stanza on that same play as junior pitcher Tom Mahoney was backing up home plate on a throw from sophomore right-fielder Kyle Maglio, firing to junior third baseman T.J. Wyrebek to get RJ Gray out trying to advance two bases on Mainini's base hit and ending the inning.

A double-steal of second base and home gave the Rams the lead for good, 3-2, in the third. Framingham added two insurance runs in the next inning on a Mainini RBI-single through the right side and a sacrifice fly to left by Ivan Colon.

Michael Andrews (2-1) got the win on the mound for the Rams, striking out seven and walking three in five innings. He allowed four hits to Hayes, Marciano, Milne and senior Steve Buckley.

Western New England is scheduled to travel to Keene, N.H., on Wednesday (3:30 p.m.) to take on Keene State. Stay tuned to WNEGoldenBears, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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Matt Fedor
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