Wednesday, March 9th:
Game 1: Simpson College - 2, Farmingdale State - 1 BOXSCORE
Game 2: Mount St. Joseph - 5, Farmingdale State - 2 BOXSCORE
Thursday, March 10th:
Game 1: Farmingdale State - 7, Defiance - 6 BOXSCORE
Game 2: Baldwin Wallace - 5, Farmingdale State - 0 BOXSCORE
Kissimmee, Fla. - After the first two days of the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Florida the Farmingdale State softball team has posted a 1-3 record.
In the season-opening game against Simpson College (13-3), the Storm took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning on an RBI single from freshman left fielder Arianna Kim (Rockton, Ill.). Simpson increased their advantage to 2-0 in the sixth with a Tori Haag (Waukee, Iowa) RBI single to left.
In the bottom of the seventh, FSC senior right fielder Meghan Acton (Levittown, N.Y.) led off with a single and Allison Dailey (Commack, N.Y.) reached on an error in the Rams' next at-bat. After Acton scored on an error to cut the deficit to 2-1, Simpson senior pitcher Abbie VanVleet (Indianola, Iowa) retired the final two batters to seal the 2-1 victory.
FSC freshman pitcher Jaxie Collard (Deer Park, N.Y.) tossed a complete game allowing two runs on eight hits in her collegiate debut.
In the second game of the afternoon versus Mount St. Joseph (3-4-1), the Rams scored in the top of the first on an RBI groundout from junior first baseman Lori Michalowski (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) which scored Meagan Anderson (Patchogue, N.Y.).
The Lions responded with three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-1 lead.
In the top of the fifth, Farmingdale State cut the deficit to 3-2 after an RBI groundout by Anderson which scored Emily Gaeta (Massapequa, N.Y.). Mount St. Joseph added a run in the bottom of the fifth and sixth en route to the 5-2 victory.
Anderson was 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored for the Rams.
In Thursday's first game against Definace (4-4), each team plated a run in the first inning.
In the bottom of the fourth, FSC took a 2-1 advantage after Dailey scored on a Defiance fielding error. With one out, an Anderson sacrifice fly to center scored Christina Rayfield (Commack, N.Y.) and put the Rams on top, 3-1. Farmingdale State added three additional runs in the fourth to extend the lead to 6-1.
After each team scored a run in the fifth, the Yellow Jackets used a three-run six inning to cut the deficit to 7-5.
With two outs in the top of the seventh and runners on second and third for Defiance, freshman second baseman Jackie Hartman (Parma, Ohio) hit an RBI single and Dailey threw out the potential tying run at home to give FSC the 7-6 win.
Anderson was 2-for-3 with a run scored and 2 RBI, while Michalowski had two hits and two runs batted in. Junior third baseman Marietta Silliman (Hauppauge, N.Y.) was 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI in the victory.
In the second game on Thursday versus Baldwin Wallace (4-6), the Yellow Jackets used a three-run first inning to quickly take a 3-0 lead. They added a run in the third and fourth inning and held the Rams to five hits in the 5-0 victory.
Junior shortstop Kerri Ossenfort (Farmingdale, N.Y.) was 2-for-3 in the game for Farmingdale State.
Baldwin Wallace junior pitcher Samantha Dostall (Oberlin, Ohio) recorded the win after throwing seven shutout innings with 12 strikeouts.
On Friday, Farmingdale State will play two games at the Rebel Spring Games. The Rams will square off against Montclair State at 1:30 p.m. and Marietta at 3:45 p.m.