Framingham, Mass. - The Fitchburg State University baseball team dropped a 4-3 decision to the Rams of Framingham State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action today from Bowditch Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 3, Framingham State 4
Records: Fitchburg State (21-13, 11-7 MASCAC) I Framingham State (19-15, 11-7 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Fitchburg State opened the scoring in the top of the first as freshman Vincent Eramo (Shirley, Mass.) singled to left to plate classmate Brendan Ferrell (Plymouth, Mass.) for the 1-0 lead. Framingham State responded with three runs in their half of the first as junior Andrew Curtis (Dracut, Mass.) laced a two-run double to left before senior Matt Fogarty (Millis, Mass.) added a sacrifice fly to make the score 3-1.
The Falcons cut the deficit to 3-2 in the second frame with sophomore Nicholas Cordeau (Melrose, Mass.) collecting an RBI single to left center that scored junior Matthew Pingitore (Rutland, Mass.), but the Rams answered back in the bottom of the fourth when senior Kyle Lippert (Carlsbase, Calif.) singled to short to score freshman Gino DeSimone (Medford, Mass.) for the 4-2 advantage.
The Green and Gold continued to battle as junior Brennan Cuddahy (Leominster, Mass.) notched a run scoring single in the seventh to bring home fellow junior Joshua Macomber (Berkley, Mass.). Fitchburg State threatened in the top of the ninth when Macomber singled through the left side, but Rams hurler Kevin Serra (Marlborough, Mass.) retired the final two batters, resulting in the 4-3 final.
By The Numbers
- 83rd meeting between the two teams with the Falcons 38-45 vs the Rams
- Ferrell led the way for the Falcons, going 2-for-3 with a double, one stolen base and run scored
- Milliard added two hits for the Green and Gold
- Curtis finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI for the Rams
- Richard Sharp (Townsend, Mass.) took the loss for Fitchburg State, allowing four runs (3 earned) on five hits and five K's in six innings of work
- Al Wallach (Nahant, Mass.) earned the win for Framingham State, giving up two runs (1 earned) on nine hits and six strikeouts over 5.2 innings of work
Falcons will host the Fighting Scots of Gordon College on Tuesday for a non-conference tilt, starting at 3:30 PM. Rams will host the Buccaneers of Mass. Maritime Academy on Friday for a MASCAC matchup at 6:00 PM.