Game 1: Farmingdale State - 4, The Sage Colleges - 3
Game 2: Farmingdale State - 7, The Sage Colleges - 6
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team swept The Sage Colleges today, 4-3 and 7-6, in two big conference wins in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams improved to 12-12 overall, 5-3 in the Skyline, while the Gators dropped to 9-13, 2-4.
Farmingdale State went up 1-0 in the bottom of the second in game one with an RBI single by senior designated hitter Lauren Nelson (Levittown, N.Y.). Sage tied the game in the third with a double to left field, but the Rams took back the lead in the bottom of the inning off an RBI single from sophomore centerfielder Michelle Mongiello (Elmont, N.Y.) for the 2-1 advantage.
After two scoreless innings, Farmingdale added two more runs in the sixth and would hold Sage in the seventh to grab the 4-3 victory.
Sophomore pitcher Taylor Tedeschi (Levittown, N.Y.) improved to 6-6 overall on nine hits, three earned runs and five strikeouts.
In game two, the Gators held the Rams to just one hit over the first five innings and led 6-1. In the bottom of the sixth, Farmingdale State connected for six hits and scored six runs to take the lead 7-6.
Mongiello led off with a double to right to start the rally, followed by an RBI triple from senior first baseman Jennifer Jarczynski (West Babylon, N.Y.). Senior third baseman Kristen Flint (Brentwood, N.Y.) scored Jarczynski on a groundout to make it 6-3 Sage, while sophomore left fielder Marissa Brightman (Bay Shore, N.Y.) walked on the next at-bat to put another FSC runner on the bases.
Nelson singled to move Brightman to second, before freshman second baseman Joanna Carillo (Franklin Square, N.Y.) reached on a fielder's choice and sophomore right fielder Sam Johrden (Deer Park, N.Y.) singled to third, which loaded the bases with two outs. Freshman catcher Meagan Anderson (Patchogue, N.Y.) scored two Farmingdale runs with a single to left.
Junior shortstop Hillary Genova (Brentwood, N.Y.) walked to load the bases again and Mongiello, who was making her second appearance at the plate for the inning, knocked in the eventual game-winning runs with a single to left field, scoring Johrden and Anderson to take the 7-6 lead.
Tedeschi, who pitched five innings of relief, got the win for her 7th win of the year, allowing seven hits with no walks.
With three conference teams left to play (Purchase, Mount Saint Mary, Mount Saint Vincent), the Rams stand in 4th place overall.
Farmingdale State travels to face Purchase College in a Skyline doubleheader on Wednesday, April 10th at 3:30 p.m.