Purchase, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball
team won both games at Purchase College this afternoon, improving
to 28-4 overall and 11-1 in the Skyline Conference. The Rams took
the opening game 11-2 and won the second game of the doubleheader
13-2. The Panthers fell to 15-9 on the season, 4-6 in the
In game one, Farmingdale State scored five runs on five hits in the top of the second inning, opening up an early 5-0 lead. Freshman shortstop Jennie Angelone (Howard Beach, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) would single and later score on a wild pitch in the bottom of the second for Purchase; however, the Rams would add a run in the third and five more in the fifth, winning the game on a run rule.
Freshman first baseman Aubrey Walker (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) led Farmingdale State going 2-for-4 at the plate, with four runs batted in and one run scored. Freshman left fielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored, while freshman third baseman Shelby Martin (New Paltz, N.Y./New Paltz), sophomore shortstop Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot), junior second baseman Lauren Poplawski (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees) and senior outfielder Kristina Cirillo (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood) each had two hits in game one for the Rams. Sophomore Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) pitched a complete game, allowing only two runs and striking out seven for Farmingdale State.
In game two, the Rams had 15 hits and scored five runs in the top of the fifth, breaking a 2-2 tie. They would break the game open, adding six more in the following inning.
Farmingdale State was led by Martin who went 3-for-4 at the plate, including a grand slam in the top of the sixth inning. Martin is now second on the team with three homeruns this season. Freshman outfielder Kaitlin Keenen (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) hit a homerun and had three runs scored for Farmingdale. Freshman pitcher Hope Zino (Bayshore, N.Y./Bay Shore) allowed four hits and two runs over six innings, improving to 13-1 on the season.
The Rams next will travel to Ramapo College for a non-conference doubleheader on Thursday, April 23rd at 3:30pm.