Mount Saint Mary Sweeps Doubleheader Over FSC

Sierra Cardenales
Sierra Cardenales

Game 1: Mount Saint Mary - 7, Farmingdale State - 0

Game 2: Mount Saint Mary - 10, Farmingdale State - 6

Newburgh, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's softball team finished the regular season with a pair of loses at Mount Saint Mary today. The Knights captured game one, 7-0, and followed with a 10-6 victory in the second game of the doubleheader.

Mount Saint Mary (24-12, 17-1) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on a Michelle Surdan (Acton, Mass.) RBI single up the middle which sent Amanda Almodovar (Goshen, N.Y.) around to score. Two batters later, a Kathryn Eiler (Merrick, N.Y.) sacrifice fly put the Knights on top, 2-0.

After MSMC increased the lead to 4-0 in the fourth, a two-out 2 RBI double to right center by Cindy Connoly (Walden, N.Y.) put MSMC out in front, 6-0.

The Knights added the final run of the game in the bottom of the sixth for the 7-0 victory.

The Rams (21-17, 11-7) were held to one hit in the game.

Connoly went 3-for-3 at the plate with two doubles and 3 RBI, while also tossing a complete game one-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning of game two, a bases loaded walk followed by a hit batter, gave Mount Saint Mary a 3-1 advantage.

With one out and bases loaded in the bottom of the third, a bases clearing single by Shannon Sommer (Brewster, N.Y.) put the Knights ahead, 6-1. MSMC added two runs on RBI singles from Connoly and Eiler to extend the lead to 8-1.

In the top of the fourth, FSC senior left fielder Allison Dailey (Commack, N.Y.) hit an RBI groundout to the pitcher to cut the deficit to 8-2. After the second out of the inning, freshman pitcher Julia Walpole (Mahopac, N.Y.) pulled the Rams within five with an RBI single to left center scoring Kimberly Basile (Levittown, N.Y.).

The Knights plated two runs in the bottom of the fourth to bring the lead back to seven, 10-3. FSC would add two in the fifth and one in the sixth but fell, 10-6.

Sophomore third baseman Sierra Cardenales (Patchogue, N.Y.) was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and an RBI, while Basile had three hits in four at-bats with a run scored and a run batted in.

Sommer led the way for the Knights after going 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored and a game-high 3 RBI.

The Skyline Conference Softball Championship will be hosted by top-seeded Mount Saint Mary May 4-7.