Westfield, Mass. – Fourth seed Worcester State University scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth as the Lancers defeated the sixth seed Framingham State University baseball team 10-3 in the semifinal round of the 2017 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament at Hagan Field.
With the win, the Lancers advance to the championship round of the tournament which is scheduled to be played tomorrow at Westfield State's Hagan Field.
With the loss, the Rams will face second seed Salem State University this afternoon in an elimination game. The winner will advance to face Worcester State tomorrow.
The Rams got on the board first with a single run in the top of the third, but the Lancers answered with four in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good.
The Rams cut the deficit to one with two runs in the top of the sixth, but five by the Lancers in the bottom of the inning put the game out of reach.
Sophomore Kyle Hodgson (Berkley, Mass.) took the loss for the Rams going five and two thirds allowing nine earned runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Freshman Kevin Scerra (Marlborough, Mass.) tossed two innings of relief and allowed one run on four hits.