FSC Sweeps Yeshiva on Senior Day

FSC Sweeps Yeshiva on Senior Day

Game 1 (F/5): Farmingdale State - 8, Yeshiva - 0

Game 2 (F/5): Farmingdale State - 14, Yeshiva - 0

Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State softball team hosted Yeshiva University today in a conference doubleheader on Senior Day, as the Rams played their final regular-season home games. FSC (21-15, 11-5 Skyline) won both games in five innings, 8-0 and 14-0.

Prior to first pitch, senior's Jenna Crawford (Farmingdale, N.Y.), Allison Dailey (Commack, N.Y.), Lori Michalowski (Lindenhurst, N.Y.), Marietta Silliman (Hauppauge, N.Y.), and Breanna Susa (Bay Shore, N.Y.) were all honored for their commitment to Farmingdale State Athletics.

With two outs and two on in the bottom of the second inning of game one, the Rams used a pair of RBI singles by sophomore pitcher Alexa Luna (Martin County, Fla.) and Dailey to score Crawford and sophomore shortstop Christina Rayfield (Smithtown, N.Y.) to give FSC an early 2-0 advantage.

In the bottom of the third, a single by Susa, walk by Michalowski, and single by Crawford scored the Rams third run of the game as they went up 3-0 heading to the fourth.

Yeshiva (2-14, 0-12) tallied their first base hit of the game to lead off the fourth inning, but Luna was able to force a double play and a groundout to keep the Maccabees off the board.

The Rams scored five runs in the bottom half of the fourth to take an 8-0 lead. Silliman, Michalowski, Rayfield, and freshman catcher Kimberly Basile (Levittown, N.Y.) each hit run-scoring singles in the inning.

Freshman pitcher Amanda Cox (Northport, N.Y.) came in to pitch a 1-2-3 top of the fifth inning as the Rams earned the game one victory.

Luna only allowed one hit in her four innings of work as she tallied the win to improve to 6-3 on the season.

The five seniors, Dailey, Silliman, Susa, Michalowski, and Crawford, each tallied one hit and one run scored in the game, while Luna was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI at the plate.

In the first inning of game two, Dailey led off with a bunt single, was sacrifice bunted to third by Silliman and was driven in on a sacrifice fly to right field by Susa to give FSC a 1-0 lead.

With the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the second, a sacrifice fly by Dailey doubled the Farmingdale State advantage to 2-0.

FSC scored 12 runs in the bottom of the third inning, highlighted by a pair of run-scoring triples by Crawford and sophomore center fielder Aleysha Midgett (Huntington, N.Y.), to take a 14-0 lead.

Freshmen Jessica Lombardo (Levittown, N.Y.), Paige Whitman (Shirley, N.Y.), and Cathleen Cassese (Bethpage, N.Y.) each hit RBI singles in the inning.

The Rams pitching combination of Jaxie Collard (Deer Park, N.Y.) (W, 10-8), Julia Walpole (Mahopac, N.Y.), and Ginger Sherry (Islip, N.Y.) only allowed three baserunners in the game as FSC earned the five inning game two shutout 14-0.

Dailey was 2-for-3 with two RBI's and two runs scored, while Crawford was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Yeshiva was led by junior left fielder Devorah Lamm (West Hempstead, N.Y.) who was 2-for-2 in the contest.

FSC next travels to Mount Saint Mary tomorrow, April 29th, for a Skyline Conference doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m.