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Beth Ann Fusco © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Beth Ann Fusco © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Framingham scores three in first and seventh to down McDaniel

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Kendra Fisher went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored to lead Framingham State to a 6-5 victory over McDaniel in non-conference softball action at the Rebel Spring Games on Tuesday.

Beth Ann Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) led the Green Terror (3-4) with a 3-for-3 afternoon, adding an RBI.

Alyssa Shea and Adriana Faria added two hits apiece for the Rams (1-4), who scored three runs in the first and three runs in the seventh inning for the victory.

Trailing 4-3 entering the top of the seventh, Katie Donovan drew a leadoff walk before moving to second on a sacrifice.

A Taylor Ezold single down the left-field line put runners at the corners with one out for Fisher, who singled home Donovan to even the game at 4.

After a strikeout, Fisher stole second before Andrea DiTerlizzi singled down the right-field line to plate Ezold and Fisher for the 6-3 advantage.

With one out in the bottom of the inning, Megan Elfert (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) doubled before advancing to third on a groundout.

A two-out error allowed Elfert to score, closing the deficit to 6-5, but Faria recorded her fifth strikeout in three innings of relief to secure the win.

Ezold drew a walk to lead off the game before a throw error put runners at the corners.

A Christy Ulak home run one batter later staked Framingham to an early 3-0 lead.

Singles from Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) and Rachel Sidney (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) coupled with an Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) RBI fielder's choice in the bottom of the inning drew McDaniel within 3-1.

Warrenfeltz led off the fourth with a single before giving way to pinch-runner Jasmine McCormick (Antioch, Calif./Holy Name).

After McCormick stole second, Elfert drew a walk and Jaclyn Liebowitz (Bellerose, N.Y./Benjamin N. Cordozo) laid down a sacrifice bunt to put the runners at second and third with one out.

A Lindsey Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]) walk loaded the bases before a wild pitch allowed McCormick to score and moved Elfert and Blohm each up a base.

A Tracy Davis (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) sacrifice fly plated Elfert to even the game at 3-all.

With two outs in the sixth, three straight singles from Davis, Lauren Wildasin (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) and Fusco gave the Green Terror a 4-3 lead.

Ashley Meister (Vienna, Va./James Madison) struck out eight batters for McDaniel.

The Green Terror returns to action against Wheaton (Mass.). Game time is 3 p.m.

Score by Inning                           1    2    3    4    5    6    7    -     R   H   E
Framingham State (1-4)                 3    0    0    0    0    0    3    -     6    9    1
McDaniel (3-4)                              1    0    0    2    0    1    1    -     5    11  2

Andrea DiTerlizzi, Adriana Faria (5) and Cassandra Koegel, Katie Donovan (5); Ashley Meister and Tracy Davis. WP: Faria. LP: Meister. S: none. SO-BB: DiTerlizzi 1-2, Faria 5-1; Meister 8-2.