April 13, 2009

Rams Sweep Polytechnic; Farber Sets New Homerun Record

Rams Sweep Polytechnic; Farber Breaks Homerun Record

- Farber breaks her own school record; Walker, Morelli, Martin also hit homers -


Brooklyn, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team improved to 23-3, 6-0 in the Skyline with two wins over Polytechnic University (6-12, 4-2) on Monday afternoon. Sophomore shortstop Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) hit two homers in game one to increase her total to 12 this season, breaking her single-season record of 11 from last year.

The Rams hit five homeruns total in the 10-2 and 11-1 victories. Farber hit two in game one, before freshman first baseman Aubrey Walker (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon), sophomore catcher Arielle Morelli (Bohemia, N.Y./Connetquot) and freshman third baseman Shelby Martin (New Paltz, N.Y./New Paltz) each added homeruns to their day in the second game. Farmingdale has now hit 21 homeruns total this season (a new school record).

In game one, freshman pitcher Hope Zino (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) struck out 10 batters, while allowing just two earned runs in the 10-2 win. This better's Zino's overall record to 11-0 with a 1.13 earned run average.

Sophomore pitcher Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) pitched the second game in the 11-1 win, throwing five innings while allowing just three hits and no earned runs. Buckshaw now holds a 10-3 record with a 1.51 ERA.

The Rams have five doubleheaders remaining in the regular season and will host Old Westbury in a Skyline doubleheader on Wednesday, April 15th at 3:30 p.m.

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