Rams Split with Baruch
Game 1: Baruch - 6, Farmingdale State - 5 (8 innings)
Game 2: Farmingdale State - 11, Baruch - 3 (5 innings)
Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State softball team fell 6-5 in extra-innings in game one of today's non-conference doubleheader against Baruch College (6-10), before posting an 11-3 run-rule victory in game two. The Rams are now 15-7 overall.
Baruch's freshman third baseman Toniann Donde (Shirley, N.Y.) homered in the second inning to give her team the 1-0 lead, but the Rams went ahead in the fourth with three runs on three straight extra-base hits to left field - from senior left fielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y.), junior third baseman Kristen Flint (Brentwood, N.Y.) and junior second baseman Jennifer Jarczynski (West Babylon, N.Y.).
The Bearcats tied it 3-3 in the sixth on two hits and two errors, before Farmingdale went ahead by one in the bottom of the inning with a double over the left fielders head, scoring freshman center fielder Michelle Mongiello (Elmont, N.Y.) from second. The inning ended on a questionable call at the plate as Richman tried to score on a fly out to right.
In the seventh, Baruch took back the 5-4 lead with a two RBI single by senior shortstop Melanie Pellegrino (Brooklyn, N.Y.). The Rams tied the game on a bunt single by freshman designated hitter Patricia Johnson (Patchogue, N.Y.), which moved sophomore pinch runner Kelly O'Brien (Center Moriches, N.Y.) to third and she came around to score on a throwing error, forcing the game into extra-innings .
Baruch junior pitcher Nicole Flint (Brentwood, N.Y.) knocked in the game-winning run in the 8th with a single to left to score senior catcher Carmen Pagan-Colon (Ponce, P.R.) from second base to go up 6-5. The Rams had two runners on in the bottom of the inning, but were not able to capitalize, falling to 14-7 overall.
Flint allowed nine hits for the win, while striking out five. Farmingdale freshman Taylor Tedeschi (Levittown, N.Y.) struck out five in defeat, surrendering just two earned runs.
In the second game of the day, the Rams scored in every inning and would take the win 11-3, ending the game in the bottom of the fifth, two outs, on an RBI single to left by Richman.
Sophomore shortstop Hillary Genova (Brentwood, N.Y.) led for Farmingdale going 3-for-4 with three RBI's and three runs scored. Jarczynski finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI's, while Johnson was 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Freshman pitcher Chelsea La Marca improved to 4-2 overall, allowing six hits and three earned runs with no walks and two strikeouts.
The Rams will host John Jay tomorrow, Wednesday, April 4 at 3:00 p.m. in another non-conference doubleheader.