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2012 Baseball News

July 17, 2012
25 Rams Named to Spring 2012 MASCAC All-Academic Team
Buzzards Bay, Mass. — A total of 520 student-athletes, including 25 from Framingham State University, have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) with selection to the league’s Spring 2012 All-Academic Team as announced by MASCAC Commissioner Angela Baumann.

May 17, 2012
Boston Globe - Catcher Took Long Way Home
Tony Iafolla decided it was time for a change. He had attended Johnson & Wales University, briefly, after graduating from Medfield High in 2001. He volunteered with Habit For Humanity in Central America before returning to Massachusetts and settling into a full-time landscaping job.

May 12, 2012
Baseball Closes Season with Loss to Anna Maria in ECAC Semifinals
Beverly, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team closed the 2012 season this afternoon with a 9-1 loss to Anna Maria College in one semifinal of the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Baseball Tournament.

May 8, 2012
Baseball Second Seed in 2012 ECAC New England Baseball Championship
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team has been selected to participate in the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Baseball Championship as the second seed. The Rams will face third seed Anna Maria College at Endicott College on Saturday afternoon.

May 5, 2012
Baseball Eliminated from MASCAC Championship with 5-3 Loss to Salem State
Bridgewater, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team rallied for a pair of runs in the ninth inning, but it was not enough as the Rams were eliminated from the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Baseball Championship with a 5-3 loss to fourth-seeded Salem State University on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Park in Bridgewater.

May 5, 2012
Baseball Slips into Loser's Bracket with 3-0 Loss to Top Seed Bridgewter State
Bridgewater, Mass. – Jim Balboni (Townsend, Mass.) tossed a complete game shutout and Sean Riley (Fairhaven, Mass.) belted a leadoff homer to lead top-seeded Bridgewater State to a 3-0 victory over number three seed Framingham State in the winner’s bracket final

May 3, 2012
Baseball Advances with 5-0 Shutout Victory over Westfield State
Westfield, Mass. – Sophomore Matt DiCato (Winthrop, Mass.) fired a four-hit shutout to lead third seed Framingham State University to a 5-0 victory over second seed Westfield State University in the first round of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball tournament on Thursday afternoon.

May 3, 2012
Four Rams Named to 2012 All-MASCAC Baseball Team
Buzzards Bay, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team has placed four players on the 2012 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) All-Conference baseball squad in voting conducted by the conference’s eight coaches and announced by the MASCAC this morning.

May 1, 2012
Baseball Third Seed in 2012 MASCAC Baseball Championship
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team has qualified the for the 2012 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Baseball Championship as the third seed. The Rams will travel to second seed Westfield State University on Thursday afternoon for a 3 p.m. contest.

April 29, 2012
Baseball Splits a Pair at MCLA
North Adams, Mass. - The Framingham State University baseball team split a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) doubleheader this afternoon against MCLA at the Joe Zavattaro Complex. The Rams won the opener by a score of 7-1 before falling in game two 3-2.

April 26, 2012
Baseball Mounts Ninth Inning Comeback to Defeat Curry 4-3
Milton, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit and come from behind to defeat Curry College 4-3 this afternoon in non-conference action.

April 25, 2012
Nine Run Eighth Propels Baseball to 14-10 Victory at RIC
Providence, R.I. - The Framingham State University Rams overcame a five-run deficit to pour on 11 runs over the final two innings en route to a 14-10 comeback victory this afternoon over Rhode Island College in non-conference baseball action at Anchorman Field.

April 24, 2012
Baseball Rallies for Walk off Win in Opener Against Salem but Comeback Fall Shorts in Game Two
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team rallied from a run down in the bottom of the seventh for a 7-6 walk off victory in game one of a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) baseball doubleheader with Salem State University,

April 23, 2012
Blydell Named MASCAC Baseball Player of the Week
Framingham, Mass. – Senior outfielder Chris Blydell (Hopkinton, Mass.) has been named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Baseball Player of the Week for the week ending April 22nd, 2012.

April 21, 2012
Baseball Powers Past Fitchburg State
Framingham, Mass. – Senior outfielder Chris Blydell (Lynn, Mass.) went 6-for-8 at the plate with four doubles to lead the Framingham State University baseball team to a sweep of Fitchburg State University this afternoon in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) doubleheader this afternoon at Bowditch Field.

April 20, 2012
Coast Guard Snaps Baseball Win Streak at Four
New London, Conn.— Junior Tyler Babkiewich picked up the 100th hit of his career and his two-run double highlighted a five-run fifth as Coast Guard snapped a four-game losing streak with a 13-10 win over Framingham State in a non-conference game this afternoon.

April 18, 2012
Baseball Comes from Behind to Defeat Elms 6-4
Framingham, Mass. – Sophomore catcher Tony Iafolla (Medfield, Mass.) went 4-for-5 at the plate with a pair of doubles and a pair of runs scored as the Framingham State University baseball team defeated Elms College 6-4 in a non-conference contest this afternoon at Bowditch Field.

April 16, 2012
Baseball Takes Two from Worcester State
Worcester, Mass. - The Framingham State University Rams defeated Worcester State 9-7 and 9-0 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) baseball action this afternoon at Rockwood Park.

April 14, 2012
Baseball Salvages Split with Game Two Victory over Westfield State
Framingham, Mass. –The Framingham State University baseball team split a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) doubleheader this afternoon with Westfield State at Bowditch Field. The Owls capitalized on the Rams sloppy fielding to win game one 9-1, while the Rams rebounded with four extra base hits including a pair of homeruns to win game two 7-2.

April 12, 2012
Offense Powers Baseball Past Eastern Nazarene 15-1
Quincy, Mass – Senior Chris Cole (Lynn, Mass.) went 2-for-3 at the plate with a homerun, two RBI and two runs scored as the Framingham State University baseball team picked up a 15-1 victory over Eastern Nazarene College this afternoon in non-conference action.

April 11, 2012
Baseball Rallies Late for 5-0 Victory over Fisher
Lynn, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team rallied for five runs in the final two innings to break open a scoreless game and defeat Fisher College 5-0 in non-conference action this evening at Fraser Field.

April 10, 2012
Crofton Named MASCAC Baseball Player of the Week
Framingham, Mass. – Junior outfielder Will Crofton (Hopkinton, Mass.) has been named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Baseball Player of the Week for the week ending April 8th, 2012.

April 6, 2012
Baseball Belts 34 Hits in Two Game Sweep of Mass. Maritime
Buzzards Bay, Mass. - Junior Will Crofton (Hopkinton, Mass.) rapped out six hits, including three doubles, and drove in four runs to lead Framingham State to a sweep of a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) baseball doubleheader from Massachusetts Maritime by scores of 14-4 in the opener and 12-0 in the nightcap in games played Friday afternoon at Commodore Hendy Field.

April 5, 2012
Baseball Falls to Keene State
Keene, N.H. – The Keene State College baseball team extended its winning streak to nine games with a 15-1 non-conference win over Framingham State University at Owl Athletic Complex on Thursday.

April 3, 2012
Baseball Falls to UMass Boston 9-3
Malden, Mass. – Sophomore Will Barrack (Lancaster, Va.) tossed seven scoreless innings as the University of Massachusetts Boston baseball team defeated the Framingham State University Rams 9-3 in non-conference action this evening at Malden Catholic High School.

April 2, 2012
Baseball and Softball Schedule Updates
The time and location of tomorrow’s baseball game against the University of Massachusetts Boston have been changed. The game will now be played at Malden Catholic High School at 7 p.m. The softball doubleheader with Bridgewater State that was unable to be played this past weekend has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 7th, at Framingham at noon.

March 31, 2012
Baseball Splits with Bridgewater State as 7th Inning Comeback Falls Short in Game Two
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team won game one of a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) doubleheader this afternoon 7-2 over Bridgewater State, but the Bears rebounded for a 4-3 victory in game two to earn a split at Bowditch Field.

March 29, 2012
Acevedo Drives in Six as Baseball Defeats Salve Regina 12-9
Newport, R.I. – Senior Pedro Acevedo (Fall River, Mass.) belted out three hits and drove in six runs as the Framingham State University baseball team ran their current win streak to five games with a 12-9 victory this afternoon over Salve Regina University at Reynolds Field.

March 28, 2012
Baseball at UMass Dartmouth - Postponed
North Dartmouth, Mass. – This afternoon’s baseball game at UMass Dartmouth has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced at this time. The Rams, winner of four in a row, return to action tomorrow afternoon at Salve Regina University at 3:30 p.m.

March 27, 2012
Baseball Holds Off Lasell for 8-7 Victory
Waltham, Mass. – Sophomore infielder Ivan Colon (Waltham, Mass.) racked up four hits and three RBI as the Framingham State University baseball team held off Lasell College for an 8-7 win this evening in non-conference action at Stein Diamond.

March 25, 2012
Baseball Outlasts Brandeis 5-3 in Extra Innings
Waltham, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team relinquished a three run lead late in the game but rallied in the 10th inning for a 5-3 victory over Brandeis this afternoon at Stein Diamond.

March 24, 2012
Baseball Takes Two From UMass Boston
Waltham, Mass. – Senior Pedro Acevedo (Fall River, Mass.) belted a team-best six hits, three RBI and two runs scored as the Framingham State University baseball team swept a non-conference twinbill this afternoon against the University of Massachusetts Boston at Yetten Field. The Rams blanked the Beacons in the first game 5-0 and came from behind for a 2-1 victory in the night cap.

March 22, 2012
Johnson & Wales Comes from Behind to Defeat Baseball 5-3
East Providence, R.I. - The Johnson & Wales University baseball team defeated Framingham State 5-3 this afternoon in a non-conference contest at Pierce Field.

March 20, 2012
Baseball Drops Extra Inning Heartbreaker at Babson 5-4
Babson Park, Mass. - Junior pinch-runner Brian Besinger (Milton, Mass.) scampered home on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning to enable the Babson College baseball team to claim its second extra-inning win in four days, as the Beavers defeated visiting Framingham State University, 5-4, in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon.

March 17, 2012
Baseball Closes Southern Swing with Sweep of Daniel Webster
Winter Haven, Fla. – The Framingham State University baseball team closed their spring trip at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational with a pair of victories over Daniel Webster College this afternoon. The Rams defeated the Eagles 13-3 in the opener and took game two by a score of 7-3.

March 16, 2012
Baseball Sweeps NJCU 3-2 and 6-5
Winter Haven, Fla. – The Framingham State University baseball team swept a doubleheader this afternoon against New Jersey City University at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. The Rams defeated the Gothic Knights 3-2 in the opener and 6-5 in the nightcap.

March 12, 2012
Baseball Drops Two to St. Joseph's - 9-4 and 5-3
Auburndale, Fla. – Saint Joseph’s College won both ends of a doubleheader versus Framingham State University, winning the first game 9-4 and the second by a 5-3 margin at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational on Monday.

March 11, 2012
Baseball Opens Season with a Pair of Losses to Anna Maria College
Winter Haven, Fla. – The Framingham State University baseball team opened the 2012 season this afternoon with a doubleheader against Anna Maria College at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. The Rams were defeated by the Amcats 10-2 in game one and 11-2 in the night cap.

February 28, 2012
Baseball Tabbed to Finish Fifth in MASCAC Preseason Poll
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team has been tabbed to finish fifth in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) 2012 baseball preseason poll in voting conducted by the conference’s coaches and announced by the conference office this morning.

August 30, 2011
2011-12 Baseball General Interest Meeting - September 8th
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University baseball team will be holding a general interest meeting on Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. in PCR II. Anyone interested in playing baseball during the 2011-12 academic year should plan on attending the meeting. Questions can be directed to head coach Brian Blumsack at baseball@framingham.edu.