By Zack Laware – 1851 Contributor
Photos courtesy of Janard Jones / Lasell Athletics
First-year Griffin Ferreira had the walk-off single into center field in the bottom of the 10th for the Lasell University baseball team during a 9-8 win over Framingham State Tuesday evening at Brandeis University’s Stein Diamond.
Leading the way for the Lasers was Matthew Paharik 2 for 5, with a run, and a walk, and Tyler DiNezza was 2 for 4, with 2 doubles, 2 walks, and a run. Eight players recorded at least one hit for Lasell.
Lucas Basile 2 for 5, with 2 runs, a home run, a RBI, and a walk, Ryan Boyle 2 for 5, 2 RBIs, a double, and run played well for the Rams. As well as Cameron Gilroy (2 for 5, 2 runs, a home run, and RBI as the Rams tallied eight runs and 13 hits.
Lasell struck first, as first-year Jordan Martinez drove a single to center to bring home DiNezza to take an early one-run lead.
Boyle got the Rams on the board in the fourth inning as his double down the right-field line as he drove in first-year Jacob Buontempo. Framingham State took the lead two batters later, as first-year Jeremy Kelly doubled and brought home Boyle. Senior Kennedy Wilson came across to score after a throw home deflected off him and past the catcher, giving the Rams a 3-1 lead.
Lasell tied the game up at 3-3 in the bottom half of the sixth inning, as senior Matthew Bischof came home to score on a passed ball.
In the seventh inning, Gilroy got into one and hit a home run to left field to give the Rams the lead back. Framingham State added a second run in the frame, as Boyle singled into the right-center gap to bring home junior Matthew Shaver
Sophomore Ross Audet added a run in the bottom half of the seventh, as he doubled to right-center, bringing home CJ Mills. The next batter was Bischof, and he quickly tied the game up at 6-6 with one swing, as he hit a home run to left field to bring home Audet.
The Lasers fought back to take the lead in the bottom of the eighth, as first-year Vaun Larisa scored on a Brian Baumann sacrifice bunt attempt that was thrown away.
Basile led off the ninth inning with a solo home run to tie the game at seven and send the game to extra innings. As the Rams held the Lasers scoreless in the bottom half of the inning.
Framingham State took the lead in the top of the 10th, as sophomore Evan Kirkpatrick singled to center field to bring home Gilroy.
The Lasers answered in the bottom of the10th, tying the game up on an error that brought home Audet. The next batter was Ferreira, who walked it off with a single to center field to bring home Paharik.
First-year Brendan Zaleski got the start, going 6 1/3 innings, while allowing seven hits and striking out four. Graduate student Jack Snyder only allowed two hits and struck out two 1 2/3 innings of relief and sophomore Tim Coakley got the win with his work in the 10th inning.
The Lasers will play a double header this Saturday at Rivier as they look to improve on their 7-3 GNAC conference record.