March 28, 2010

Zino Strikes Out Ten and Buckshaw Throws a One-Hitter

Zino Strikes Out Ten and Buckshaw Throws a One-Hitter

Game One: Farmingdale - 8, Mount Saint Vincent - 0

Game Two: Farmingdale - 17, Mount Saint Vincent - 0

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State Rams swept the Mount Saint Vincent Dolphin's this afternoon in a Skyline Conference doubleheader.  Sophomore pitcher Hope Zino (Bayshore, N.Y/Bayshore) and junior pitcher Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) both pitched shutouts for the Rams. Zino pitched six innings with ten strikeouts and three hits, while Buckshaw pitched a one-hitter. 

In game one the Rams scored four of their eight runs in the second inning. With one out freshman Jennifer Jarczynski (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) tripled to center field.  Freshman Elizabeth Escobar (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) singled up the middle scoring Jarczynski. Sophomore Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) single to left field advancing Escobar to second.  Escobar and Richman moved to third and second on a passed ball which put them in scoring position for freshman Maressa Mistretta (Shirley, N.Y./Longwood).  Mistretta doubled to left field and both runners scored. The Rams scored their final run when sophomore Kaitlin Keenan (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) doubled to center field and scored Mistretta to make it 5-0 after two innings.

Farmingdale scored one run in the third, fifth and sixth innings to force the run rule and win 8-0. Zino struck out the side in the third inning and the sixth inning. She improves her record to 4-3.

In the second game, Farmingdale scored four runs in both the first inning and the second inning followed by an explosive third inning where they scored seven runs. Buckshaw, who is now 4-2, pitched her one-hitter in five innings with no walks and four strikeouts.  Mistretta went 2-2 with two runs.  Keenan went 2-4 with three RBI's and three runs scored.  Sophomore Aubrey Walker (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) went 2-3 with two runs scored and two RBI's. The Rams would go on to win the game 17-0.

The Rams will travel to #22 Rowan on Tuesday to play a double-header starting at 3pm.

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