Farber Triple Gives Rams Run-Rule over Hunter
#3 Farmingdale State - 10, #6 Hunter - 2
Farmingdale, N.Y. - A triple by junior shortstop Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) scored two runs and gave the Rams a 10-2 win in the bottom of the fifth inning to advance to the ECAC Metro Semifinals on Saturday, May 15th at Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J. Sophomore pitcher Hope Zino (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) improved to 14-6 overall with the five inning victory, allowing just two hits while striking out four with no walks and no earned runs.
Farmingdale got on the board in the first with an RBI single by sophomore first baseman Aubrey Walker (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon). An RBI double to left center by sophomore left fielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) gave the Rams a 2-0 lead after two, before Hunter tied the game in the top of the third on two hits and three errors for a 2-2 score.
In the bottom of the third, Farmingdale scored four runs on three hits, including RBI singles by freshman third baseman Kristen Flint (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood) and sophomore right fielder Amanda Maass (Mastic Beach, N.Y./William Floyd).
The Rams added five more in the bottom of the fifth after an RBI single by Richman, an RBI single by sophomore center fielder Kaitlin Keenan (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) and Farber's two RBI's to give Farmingdale the eight run lead after five innings to end the game.
The Rams will now travel to Ramapo College for the Semifinal and Championship rounds, which is a double-elimination format for the four remaining teams. #1 Ramapo will face #5 Rutgers-Camden at 11:00 a.m. Farmingdale State will face #2 Richard Stockton at 1:00 p.m. The losers of those game will play at 3:00 p.m., while the winners will square off at 5:00 p.m.
On Sunday, three teams will remain and the losers will face off at 11:00 a.m. with the Championship game at 1:00 p.m. If necessary, a second Championship game will be played at 3:00 p.m.
To view the 2010 ECAC Metro Softball bracket, click HERE.