Fitchburg’s Sammy Robichaud connects with a pitch during the game against Oakmont on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley Green

The Fitchburg Red Raiders are an MIAA Division 1 high school baseball team representing Fitchburg High School and the city of Fitchburg in Mid-Wach C  league play. Led by Coach Raymond Cosenza the FHS Baseball team plays a hard-nosed brand of baseball with a focus on solid defensive play.  In the spring of 2017 the team qualified for the Sectional Playoffs for the first time since 2006 and although they fell to Shrewsbury High School in the first round the Red Raiders return most of their roster in 2018.    The Red Raiders play their home games behind Fitchburg High School at “The Rock”  affectionately named for the ledge on top of which the field is built.