Cordeau and Gull combine for five hits in non-conference setback
Winter Haven, Fla. – The Fitchburg State University baseball team dropped a 14-6 decision to the Bison of Nichols College on day three of its annual spring trip to Florida this afternoon at Henley Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 6, Nichols 14
Records: Fitchburg State (3-2) | Nichols (2-5)
How It Happened
The Falcons took a 2-1 advantage in the following frame when sophomore Joshua Macomber (Berkley, Mass.) doubled to right field to bring home classmate Brennan Cuddahy (Leominster, Mass.) before the Green and Gold added two more runs in the fourth as newcomer Camden Santos (Fitchburg, Mass.) and Cordeau delivered with run scoring hits that plated sophomore Zachary Gull (Rutland, Mass.) and Santos for the 4-2 edge.
Nichols rallied to take a 10-4 advantage in the top of the fifth, scoring eight runs as freshmen Nathaniel Cormier (Sandisfield, Mass.) and Alexander Stroshine (Keene, N.H.) connected on back-to-back two-run singles.
Fitchburg State cut into the deficit (11-5) in their half of the sixth when Cordeau reached on a throwing miscue and came around to score on a double to right center off the bat of senior Drew Mazzeo (Leicester, Mass.).
The Green and Gold continued to battle in the bottom of the ninth as sophomore Andrew Curran (Leominster, Mass.) singled to center to bring home Gull, but that's as close as the Falcons would get as the Bison held on for the 14-6 victory.
Inside the Numbers
33rd meeting between the two schools on the baseball diamond with the Falcons currently 13-19-0 all-time when taking on the Bison.
Two team had split the previous four matchups with Nichols coming away with a 23-3 win in the last meeting on April 28, 2016.
The Falcons were led by Cordeau, who went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Gull added two hits, including two doubles and two runs scored.
On the hill, sophomore Richard Sharp (Townsend, Mass.) took the loss for Fitchburg State, yielding five earned runs on eight hits and four strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work.
Falcons will take on the Continentals of Hamilton College on Thursday for a double header on day four of their annual spring trip to Florida, starting at 2:30 PM. Bison will battle the Mammoths of Amherst College on Wednesday day four of their Florida trip at 4:00 PM.