Baseball land third seed in conference tournament

(Joe Andrews looks into the catcher for a pitch in the first game of a doubleheader against Fitchburg. By Allie Gath)

Framingham split its doubleheader against Fitchburg State on April 28.

The Rams won the first game 6-4.

Andrew Currie started the game off with a walk. He managed to get to third on the next at bat, off an error by the second baseman.

Brennan Cuddahy then hit a sac fly to the infield to score Currie.

The Rams responded in the bottom of the first. Aaron Williams led off by reaching first on an infield single to shortstop.

Kyle Lippert then reached first on an error by the third baseman. Cam Borrelli followed with a single to center field to score Williams and Lippert.

Anthony Venuti doubled down the right field line to score Borrelli and make it a 3-1 game.

The Falcons tied the game in the third inning when Sean Maki hit a two-run shot to center.

Robert Higgins homered to center in the bottom of the fourth, giving the Rams the lead again.

In the fifth inning, Currie led with a double to left field. Cuddahy got his second RBI of the day with a single to right, scoring Currie again.

Kyle Pileski homered to left to lead off the bottom of the fifth. Lippert followed with a single to center. Borrelli singled as well to put two men on. Venuti then grounded into a double play, but Lippert managed to score, reaching the final margin for the game.

Michael Andrews pitched a complete game for Framingham, allowing 10 hits and four runs.

Richard Sharp pitched four innings for Fitchburg, allowing nine hits and six runs.

The Rams improve to 17-15 on the season and 8-5 in the MASCAC.

The Rams lost the second game 5-0.

Kyle Hodgson hit Nick Cordeau on the first pitch to send him to first. Currie then singled to right, followed with a walk by Milliard to load the bases. An errant pitch by Hodgson allowed Cordeau to score. Hodgson managed to get the Rams out of the inning with back-to-back strikeouts.

The third inning started with Cordeau getting hit by a pitch again to get on base. Milliard doubled to center, scoring Cordeau. Cuddahy followed with a single down the left field line to score Milliard.

Matt Pingitore walked to start the fourth inning, followed by a Brandon Lefebvre single. Currie then singled to right field to score Pingitore and Lefebvre.

Ryan Towle had four Ks in the final three innings to end the game. He finished with two hits, no runs and 10 Ks.

Hodgson pitched four innings, allowing six hits and five runs.

The Rams moved to 17-16 on the season and 8-6 in the MASCAC.

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