Baseball Eliminated from MASCAC Tournament with 4-3 Loss to Fitchburg

Westfield, Mass. – The third seed Framingham State University baseball team saw their season come to a close as the Rams were defeated 4-3 by second seed Fitchburg State University this morning in an elimination game of the 2019 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Baseball Tournament at Bud & Jim Hagan Field.
Sat May 11, 2019

Westfield, Mass. – The third seed Framingham State University baseball team saw their season come to a close as the Rams were defeated 4-3 by second seed Fitchburg State University this morning in an elimination game of the 2019 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Baseball Tournament at Bud & Jim Hagan Field.

THE BASICS:

- Scores:         Fitchburg State 4, Framingham State 3

- Records:      Framingham State (22-19), Fitchburg State (25-15)

Location:     Bud & Jim Hagan Field – Westfield, Mass.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • With the victory, the Falcons advance to the championship round of the tournament and will face the top seeded Owls of Westfield State at 2:30 p.m.  The Falcons will have to defeat the Owls twice to win the MASCAC Tournament Title.
  • Fitchburg State got on the board first with a single run in the bottom of the fourth and added two more in the bottom of the fifth taking a 3-0 lead after five.
  • The Rams got on the board with two in the top of the seventh cutting the gap to 3-2.  Senior Joe Ambrosino (Bradeton, Fla.) reached on an error and then scored on a triple to right field off the bat of junior Bobby Higgins (Barnstable, Mass.).  After an out, senior Matt Fogarty (Millis, Mass.) plated Higgins with a double to right.
  • Fitchburg pushed the lead back to two runs in the bottom of the eighth on a sacrifice fly.
  • The Rams did not go down quietly in the ninth.  Ambrosino doubled to lead off the inning and after a pair of outs scored on a Fogarty single.  A strikeout ended the game and secure the victory for the Falcons.
  • Senior Kyle Hodgson (Berkley, Mass.) took the loss for the Rams going seven innings and allowing three earned runs on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts.
  • Fogarty finished the game with two hits and two RBI, while Ambrosino scored twice.