Farber Tosses No-Hitter; Snyder 11 RBI's and Hit for Cycle, as Rams Sweep Lehman
Game 1: Farmingdale State - 12, Lehman - 3
Game 2: Farmingdale State - 19, Lehman - 0
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Senior shortstop/pitcher Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y.) tossed a no-hitter as the Rams won 19-0 in game two in today's sweep of non-conference opponent Lehman College (2-8). Farmingdale State softball improves to 16-2 with the win. In game one, junior second baseman Madison Snyder (Medford, N.Y.) hit a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the fifth, ending the game on the mercy rule by a score of 12-3. She hit for a cycle in the first game and finished the day with a team-leading 11 RBI's.
The Rams allowed the only three runs in the top of the first, on two hits and two walks, but would get a run back in the bottom of the inning with a single to left field by Snyder to score junior centerfielder Kaitlin Keenan (West Islip, N.Y.) from second. Farmingdale got another run in the second, off a sacrifice fly to center by junior left fielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y.) to score sophomore catcher Lauren Nelson (Levittown, N.Y.).
Trailing 3-2, the Rams rallied for ten runs in the final two innings. In the fourth, Richman hit an RBI single, Synder hit a bases-loaded triple for 3 RBI's, and sophomore third baseman Kristen Flint (Brentwood, N.Y.) had a sacrifice fly RBI. In the fifth, junior right fielder Amanda Maass (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) doubled for an RBI, Keenan had an RBI single and Snyder homered to finish the game with 7 RBI's. Senior pitcher Heather Buckshaw (Oakdale, N.Y.) got the win to improve to 6-1 overall, striking out four and allowing just four hits.
In game two, Farmingdale opened with nine runs in the first inning and would post their fifth shutout of the year and second no-hitter of the season in the 19-0 win. Sophomore right fielder Jennifer Jarczynski (West Babylon, N.Y.) hit her fourth homerun of the season, a three-run homer in the first inning, before Snyder also hit her fourth of the season in the third inning, a two-run homer. Farber tossed just 63 pitches for the no-hitter, striking out nine batters to improve her pitching record to 1-1.
The Rams will now host conference opponent Old Westbury tomorrow, Sunday, April 3rd, at Noon.