Bridgewater, Mass. - The Framingham State University baseball team cruised to a 17-4 road victory over Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action this afternoon at Alumni Field.
- Scores: Framingham State 17, Bridgewater State 4
- Records: Framingham State (15-13, 8-5 MASCAC), Bridgewater State (10-15, 6-7 MASCAC)
- Location: Alumni Field – Bridgewater, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Rams jumped out to an early lead with a three-run first inning. A two-out RBI single by Kyle Dembrowski (Natick, Mass.) followed by a two-run single off the bat of junior Andrew Curtis (Dracut, Mass.) accounted for the scoring in the frame.
- Framingham took advantage of two key BSU errors in the second to plate five unearned runs. All of the damage occurred with two outs as the first two batters of the inning were retired. Dembrowski knocked in a pair of runs with a two-run double, while Curtis added an RBI single. Curtis also scored a run on the back end of a double steal.
- Senior Joe Ambrosino's (Bradenton, Fla.) two-run base hit in the top of the third extended the Rams' lead to 10-0.
- The Bears got on the board with three runs in the home half of the third on back-to-back RBI singles by freshman Ruben Gonzalez (Stoughton, Mass.) and senior Kevin Bresciani (Hopedale, Mass.) and a Framingham throwing error.
- The Rams answered with a three-spot in the top of fourth on a balk and RBI base hits by freshman Gino DeSimone (Medford, Mass.) and Ambrosino.
- Dembrowski scored on the back end of double steal in the fifth to make it a 14-3 game.
- The Rams capped off the scoring with a run in the eighth (unearned) and two more in the ninth. In the eighth, senior Aaron Williams (Brockton, Mass.) reached on a throwing error, moved to second on a ground out and scored on Bobby Higgins' (Barnstable, Mass.) RBI single. Curtis doubled to lead off the ninth and scored on Fogarty's RBI single. The final run of the game came as a result of a wild pitch.
- Senior lefthander Kyle Hodgson (Berkley, Mass.) got the win on the mound for Framingham State. Hodgson (7-1) allowed four runs (two earned) on nine hits over seven innings with a walk and three strikeouts.
- Fogarty was a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI to lead the Rams' 22-hit attack. Curtis (4-for-6, 2B, 3R, 3RBI), Dembrowski (3-for-6, 2B, 3R, 3RBI), Williams (3-for-5, 2BB, 3R) also finished with at least three hits for the visitors.
- Williams set a new FSU career mark for stolen bases in the game. In the third inning, with his swipe of third, Williams stole his 60th career base surpassing the old mark of 59 held by Colin Lydon who played for the Rams from 1995-98.
- Bresciani went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI to pace the BSU offense. Gonzalez and classmate Liam Bell (Wells, Maine) also registered multiple hits for the Bears. Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, while Bell was 2-for-4 at the plate and scored a run.
- Five Bridgewater State pitchers combined to give up 17 runs (11 earned) on 22 hits with six walks and nine strikeouts. The BSU defense committed five errors as six of the 17 runs were unearned.
The Rams and the Bears wrap up the three game series tomorrow in Framingham with a doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m.