Rams Shutout Maritime in Playoff Opener
#1 Farmingdale State - 5, #4 Maritime - 0
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Top-seeded Farmingdale State earned a 5-0 victory over Maritime this afternoon in their first game of the Skyline Conference Playoffs. The Rams will face the winner of #2 Old Westbury/#3 Purchase.
Freshman designated hitter Dalton McCarthy (Manorville, N.Y.) led off the fourth with a single through the right side and a pair of stolen bases moved him to third with one out. Senior first baseman Ron Remi (Massapequa, N.Y.) converted a suicide squeeze to increase Farmingdale State's lead to 2-0.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, a 2 RBI single to left field by sophomore shortstop Anthony Alvino (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) gave the Rams a 4-0 advantage.
Farmingdale State scored their final run of the game as Remi stole home in the eighth inning.
Senior pitcher Anthony Eilers (Bay Shore, N.Y.) improved to 4-2 on the year after throwing six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out two.
Zilnicki was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Alvino was 1-for-4 with 2 RBI.
The Rams will play the Old Westbury/Purchase winner tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m.