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Doubleheader Preview: Softball vs. Framingham State

Doubleheader Preview: Softball vs. Framingham State

Softball vs. Framingham State
Wednesday, April 17 | 3/5 p.m.
Alumni Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Framingham State will meet in a doubleheader for the third season in a row on Wednesday. The Beavers are 12-6 all-time against the Rams in a series that dates back 1988 and have won 11 of the last 12 games in the series.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Megan Downing broke a 1-1 tie with her two-run single in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Rams defeated Babson, 3-1, in game two of a doubleheader on April 11, 2018, in Framingham, Mass.
• Senior Kelsi Gunarathne scattered six hits in a complete game effort for Framingham State. Senior Alex Corrigan went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Beavers.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Senior Josephine Mares and juniors Jacqueline Paul and Kayla Schinik all drove in two runs apiece as the Beavers defeated the Rams, 9-1, in the opening game of a twin bill on April 11, 2018, in Framingham, Mass.
• Ali Reilly '18 struck out seven in a complete-game effort in the circle and added an RBI double at the plate for Babson. Anna Dziok drove in Framingham State's lone run in the fifth inning.

SCOUTING THE RAMS
• Framingham State (17-11) has won 10 in a row after blasting Mass. Maritime 18-1 to complete a sweep of Monday's doubleheader.
• Lauren Salisbury drove in four runs, Mycala Moody went 4-for-4 with two RBI and Kristen Dick homered as part of the Rams' 24-hit attack.
• Sophomore Camille Desrochers is batting .415 with 17 extra-base hits, 19 runs batted in and 37 runs scored, Caughey is hitting .402 with 11 doubles, two homers and 34 RBI, and Salisbury enters the day with a .381 average, six extra-base hits and 22 runs drive in.
• Gunarathne is 10-6 with a 2.28 ERA in 98.1 innings, while sophomore Grace Gaughey has gone 4-5 with a 4.25 ERA in 59.1 innings pitched.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (16-10) has won four straight games and finished off a sweep of Emerson with a 6-4 victory on Saturday.
• Mares went 3-for-4 with a double and Corrigan drove in a pair of runs for the Beavers, who got hits from six different players.
• Mares is batting .465 with eight extra-base hits and 27 runs scored, Paul is hitting .429 with 10 doubles, a homer and 21 runs batted in, and senior Ashley Tango checks in at .375 with 11 extra-base hits and 14 RBI.
• Junior Brooke Stock is 8-5 with four saves, a 2.46 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 85.1 innings pitched, while classmate Katie Gademsky (8-4) has won six consecutive decisions and has a 4.32 ERA in 56.2 innings.

PAUL, STOCK EARN NEWMAC RECOGNITION
• Paul batted .538 (7-for-13) with two doubles, a home run and 10 RBI on her way to being named NEWMAC Co-Player of the Week on Tuesday, while stock claimed league pitcher of the week honors after going 2-1 with two saves, a 1.57 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 22.1 innings pitched.

LEADERS OF THE PACK
• Paul leads the NEWMAC in both on-base percentage (.554) and walks (21), and ranks second with her .429 batting average.
• Mares ranks second in both batting average (.465) and OBP (.541), and Stock leads the conference in strikeouts (86) and is strikeouts per seven innings (7.05).

STREAKING BEAVERS
• Paul has reached base safely in 17 consecutive outings, while Corrigan and Mares have each been on base in 12 straight games.
• Corrigan, Mares and first-year Isabel Aguilar all have at least one hit in the last four contests.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 14-2 this season when scoring at least three runs.

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