After finishing the season 20-18, the Framingham State University baseball team has been selected as the fifth seed in this week's Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Baseball Championship.
The tournament is an eight team field with a quarterfinal round on Wednesday, a semifinal round and a championship round on Saturday and Sunday.
The Rams will travel to fourth seed Springfield College tomorrow, May 7th, for a 3:30 p.m. game. The Pride went 20-15 during 2014 and fell to MIT in the NEWMAC Tournament's best-of-three series.
The 2014 Rams finished third in the MASCAC and were led by senior Billy Derosier of Shrewsbury. Derosier was a first team All-MASCAC selection who batted .318 with 41 hits and 24 RBI.
The Rams were led on the hill by senior Matt DiCato and freshman Mike Andrews of Stoneham. Andrews went 7-1 with an ERA of 1.25 this year en route to being named the MASCAC Baseball Co-Rookie of the Year. In 64 innings of work he struck out 33 and allowed just nine earned runs with 5 complete games. DiCato went 4-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 43 strikeouts.
The winner of the Framingham/Springfield quarterfinal will meet the winner of the Roger Williams/Becker quarterfinal on Saturday, while the winner of the Fitchburg/Salve Regina game will meet the winner of the Suffolk/Lasell match-up in the other semifinal. The winners of the two semifinals will meet on Sunday for the championship.
The Rams last appearance in the ECAC Tournament was in 2012.