April 24, 2010

Zino, Buckshaw Record Shutouts as Rams Sweep Mount Saint Mary

Zino, Buckshaw Record Shutouts as Rams Sweep Mount Saint Mary

-Zino Ups School Record for Strikeouts in a Game-

Game 1: Farmingdale State - 3, Mount Saint Mary - 0

Game 2: Farmingdale State - 8, Mount Saint Mary - 0

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team improved their record to 25-9, 10-2 in the conference as they defeated Skyline Conference opponent Mount Saint Mary, 3-0, 8-0 in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Blue Knights fall to 16-20 (9-3 Skyline).

In the series opener, sophomore Hope Zino (Bay Shore, N.Y. / Bay Shore) allowed only two hits, no walks, and struck out 15, breaking her own previous school record for strikeouts in a game. Zino struck out 14 against Old Westbury on April 15, 2009.

Both freshman second baseman Maressa Mistretta (Shirley, N.Y. / Longwood) and sophomore left fielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y. / West Islip) had RBI singles to help the Rams' offense.

For Mount Saint Mary, freshman Caitlin Maynes (Miller Place, N.Y. / Miller Place) pitched six innings, giving up six hits in defeat.

In the second game, the Rams jumped out to an early lead as sophomore center fielder Kaitlin Keenan (West Islip, N.Y. / West Islip) singled up the middle. Junior shortstop Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y. / Connetquot) single through the right side, scoring Rickman who reach on an error. Sophomore first baseman Aubrey Walker (West Babylon, N.Y. / West Babylon) then flied out to deep left center, scoring both Keenan and Farber. Farber finished 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Freshman catcher Jennifer Jarczynski (West Babylon, N.Y. / West Babylon) provided the most offense for the Rams, going 2-for-2 with a double, three runs batted in and a run scored.

Junior Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y. / Connetquot) gave up three hits over five innings, striking out five in route to the shutout.

Junior first baseman Jackie Governale (Plainedge, N.Y. / Plainedge) had a pair of singles, while sophomore shortstop Danielle Orender (Wall, N.J. / Wall) had the only Blue Knights' extra base hit of the day, a double to left center.

Farmingdale will host Purchase College tomorrow at Noon for a double header as they complete their Skyline Conference regular season schedule.

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