Rams and Panthers Split; Zino Tosses No-Hitter
Game 1: Old Westbury - 8, Farmingdale State - 0 (5 innings)
Game 2: Farmingdale State - 18, Old Westbury - 0 (5 innings)
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team split today's Skyline Conference doubleheader with Old Westbury, with both games ending by the 5-inning mercy rule. The Panthers (9-6, 6-2) took game one 8-0, before the Rams (17-3, 5-1) responded with an 18-0 win. The loss in game one snapped the Rams' 13-game win streak.
In game one, Old Westbury's sophomore pitcher Alyssa Clancy (Remsenburg, N.Y.) allowed just one hit. The Panthers opened up the game with a run on an RBI double to center by Clancy. They added five runs in the second and Farmingdale would not post a hit on any of Clancy's pitches until the fourth when junior left fielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y.) spoiled her no-hitter. Clancy finished the game with seven strikeouts and just one walk.
In game two, junior pitcher Hope Zino (Bay Shore, N.Y.) threw a no-hitter for the Rams, her second of the season and the teams second no-hitter in two days. Zino fanned 11 batters in the win and improved to 10-0 overall this season. Farmingdale scored seven runs in the first and never looked back as they finished with 16 hits, including 8 doubles. Sophomore designated player Jennifer Jarczynski (West Babylon, N.Y.) had three of those doubles and five RBI's, going 4-for-4. Sophomore third baseman Kristen Flint (Brentwood, N.Y.) also went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI's. Junior second baseman Madison Snyder (Medford, N.Y.) was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI's.
The Rams will now travel to face NYU-Poly, the defending Skyline Champions, on Saturday, April 9th at Noon.