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Baseball takes leap over Lasers

Updated: Apr 15, 2023

By Adam Levine

Sports Editor

By Riley Crowell

Staff Writer

The Framingham State

Adrien Gobin / THE GATEPOST

Rams took care of business with a 10-5 win in their nonconference matchup against the Lasell University Lasers at Brandeis University April 12.

Framingham entered the matchup with an overall record of 12-9, propelled by their high-caliber offense scoring 44 runs over the past four games.

Head Coach Sean Callahan said his players are “getting a ton of swings in every day”

He said, “They're staying consistent in their approach - it’s all them, honestly.”

The action against Lasell began with a lead-off single by the Rams’ center fielder, Shane Costello.

Costello earned both MASCAC Player and Rookie of the Week April 10, and said, “I mean, it's cool, but it's nice that we just keep winning.”

The Rams followed Costello’s lead with a trio of RBI-singles by left fielder Ryan Boyle, first baseman Jimmy Gilleran, and right fielder Lucas Basile.

Boyle said, “I was just trying to swing at the first pitch - trying to get a job done.”

Lasell scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first inning, but Framingham held a 3-1 lead to end the inning.

Following a scoreless second inning from both teams, the Rams’ offense once again came alive in the top of the third inning.

Framingham’s Gilleran contributed a two-RBI double, followed by two runs scored due to an error by the Lasell shortstop.

The Rams held a 7-1 lead at the end of the third inning.

Framingham’s starting pitcher, Cameron Prescott, provided three solid innings of work, striking out two Laser batters and only allowing one run.

After a two-RBI single from Framingham’s designated hitter, Robert Johnston, in the top of the fourth inning, the Rams controlled a 9-1 lead over the Lasers.

Lasell rallied over the next three innings, scoring two runs in both the fourth and sixth innings.

Framingham’s relief pitcher, Jacob Gorman, shut down the Lasers’ comeback when he relieved Teaghin Andre on the mound during the sixth inning.

Gorman pitched three and one-third innings, surrendering zero hits and zero runs, while striking out four Laser hitters.

He said, “I was just trying to throw strikes, not trying to get it by the guy.

“I just threw it to contact,” Gorman added.

He said the rest of the Rams’ season is “looking up.”

Framingham currently holds a record of 13-9 and is tied for first place in the MASCAC.

This year’s baseball team surpassed the 2022 team in wins, with 17 less games played.

Callahan said, “They've really adapted the mentality of it being less about individual stats. It's more just about the team and that's it.

“We finally got a really good group that's been super cohesive and they're all bought in,” Callahan added.

Costello said the FSU community can expect a MASCAC championship.

“We’re the team to beat,” he said.

Framingham travels to MCLA for a MASCAC matchup April 14.

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