Rams Fall to Rowan in NCAA First Round Game
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Mahwah, N.J. - The Farmingdale State softball team fell 7-1 to Rowan University today, in the first round of the Division III NCAA Softball Tournament. The Rams will play tomorrow facing the loser of Muhlenberg/William Paterson at 1:00 p.m..
Farmingdale falls to 32-5 with the loss, while Rowan improves to 33-10 and moves on to play the winner of Muhlenberg/William Paterson on Friday at 5:00 p.m.
The Rams took a 1-0 lead after the first inning, after a leadoff double by freshman center fielder Kaitlin Keenan (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip). Freshman left fielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) advanced on a hit by pitch, followed by a walk from freshman first baseman Aubrey Walker (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon). A wild pitch scored Keenan for the 1-0 advantage.
Rowan would score a run in both the second and third to take over the lead, 2-1, and added three more runs in the fifth inning to go ahead 5-1. They held Farmingdale scoreless throughout the final six innings and went on for the victory.
Amanda Singer pitched the win for Rowan, improving to 14-5 on the season, striking out nine batters and allowing no earned runs in six innings pitched.
Freshman Hope Zino (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) went six innings in just her second loss of the season, with 10 K's.
Live stats will be available for tomorrow's game.
For all results from this Regional round, visit: http://www.ramapoathletics.com/sports/2009/4/29/SB_0429092652.aspx