Rams Take Two over Golden Eagles
Game 1: Farmingdale State - 6, St. Joseph's - 1
Game 2: Farmingdale State - 15, St. Joseph's - 0
Bellport, N.Y. - Sophomore pitcher Hope Zino (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) pitched a complete game victory, her sixth of the season, with nine strikeouts, three hits and no walks as the Rams took game one, 6-1, in a Skyline Conference doubleheader over St. Joseph's on Saturday afternoon. Farmingdale also won game two with a 15-0 run-rule win over the Golden Eagles.
The Rams got a run early to take the 1-0 lead with a single and a stolen base by freshman second baseman Maressa Mistretta (Shirley, N.Y./Longwood), followed by an RBI single to right center from junior shortstop Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) to score Mistretta from second base.
The game remained at 1-0 Farmingdale until the top of the sixth when a two RBI single from sophomore centerfielder Kaitlin Keenan (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) scored Mistretta and sophomore leftfielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) for the 3-0 lead.
The Rams added three more in the seventh. Sophomore first baseman led off with a triple to left and was brought home off a single to left from freshman catcher Jennifer Jarczynski (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon). Sophomore Amanda Maass (Mastic Beach, N.Y./William Floyd) scored freshman third baseman Kristen Flint (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood) with a pinch-hit single to left center to make it 5-0 Rams. Jarczynski stole home for the final run of the inning, 6-0.
St. Joe's got a run back in the bottom of the seventh off an error and a double, but the Rams would take the 6-1 victory.
Farmingdale opened the game with two runs on three hits in the first inning, including an RBI single from Farber. In the third, the Rams scored two more for the 4-0 lead off an RBI single from Maass and an error.
Farmingdale brought in nine more runs in the fourth inning, building up a 13-0 advantage. The first run came on a fielder's choice RBI from freshman designated hitter Megan Kirchmeier (Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppauge), followed by RBI singles from Mistretta, Farber, Maass and Flint. Jarczynski knocked in three runs with a triple to right and scored on an RBI groundout by freshman rightfielder Elizabeth Escobar (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon).
The final two runs in the fifth inning were scored by Mistretta on an error and Richman on a sacrifice fly by freshman left fielder Danielle Hnath (Floral Park, N.Y./The Mary Louis Academy).
Zino got the win (7-4) as she pitched three innings allowing just two hits and striking out two batters. Freshman pitcher Lauren Fitzpatrick (Huntington, N.Y./Walt Whitman) came in for relief going two innings with one hit and one strikeout.