For Immediate Release

 

Sunday, April 30, 2006

 

Anchormen Down Rams, 8-5

 

Framingham, MA-The Framingham State College baseball team closed out their season today with an 8-5 loss at Bowditch Field to Rhode Island College.  With the win, Rhode Island College improves to 18-18 on the season, while the Rams finish the season at 5-26.

 

The Rams put up three runs in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by senior Jake Scoppetto, an RBI sacrifice fly by junior Marcus Buzanoski and on error by Rhode Island College that allowed Scoppetto to score unearned.

 

RIC scored a single run in the third and headed into the fourth inning trailing by two, 3-1.  In the fourth shortstop Josh Cardoso belted a two run homer to left off the Rams starter Nick Billings that tied the scored at 3-3.  In the top of the fifth RIC aded two more runs to take a 5-3 lead and force Billings from the game.

 

The Rams were able to chip into RICís lead in the bottom of the fifth when Scoppetto singled in his second run of the day to cut the deficit to 5-4.  Sophomore Evan Beauvais came onto pitch for the Rams and held RIC scoreless in the sixth and seventh.  In the bottom of the seventh, the Rams tied the score at five on an RBI double by Scoppetto that scored DH James Caudle.

 

In the top of the eighth RIC broke the tie as third baseman Bobby Fournier scored on a wild pitch by Beauvais to give RIC the 6-5 lead.  Rhode Island College would add two more runs in the inning on an RBI double by Ray De La Cruz and an RBI single by Brian Burrows.

 

Kyle Jones came on and pitched a scoreless eighth for Rhode Island College and Eric Fama came on for a scoreless ninth to pick up his third save of the season.  Cardoso finished the game 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI, while De La Cruz finished 3 for 5 with three runs scored and an RBI.

 

Scoppetto finished the day 3 for 5 with three RBI and a run scored, while Caudle was 3 for 3 with three runs scored.