Farmingdale State, 6
Farmingdale State, 1
Farmingdale, NY - The Farmingdale State baseball team (8-12, 3-1) split a Skyline Conference doubleheader with Centenary College (4-3, 3-1) today in Farmingdale, NY. Rams sophomore pitcher Rob Savarese (Syosset, NY/Syosset) pitched six innings giving up one earned run on five hits for the 6-2 victory. Freshman pitcher Ben Jurgensen (West Milford, NJ/West Milford) got the 4-1 win in game two for Centenary, going five innings, allowing one run off four hits and striking out three.
In game one, junior outfielder Nick Barone (North Babylon, NY/North Babylon) finished 2-for-4 with two runs batted in and a triple. Junior Ryan Pembroke (Wading River, NY/Shoreham Wading River) had two hits with two runs batted in. Both junior Bryan Ciminelli (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh) and freshman Tom Heeman (Valley Stream, NY/Hewlett) added doubles in the game. Centenary senior second baseman Matt Lindower (East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) led the Cyclones with two hits on four at bats.
In game two, sophomore outfielder Rich Santoro (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored for the Rams only run of the game. Pembroke's pinch hit in the seventh started a rally for Farmingdale, but Cyclones freshman pitcher Eric Schmidt (East Stroudsburg, NJ/East Stroudsburg) was able to complete the save leaving two Rams on base. Junior shortstop Dave Vargo (Brick, NJ/Brick Twp. Memorial) led the Cyclones going 2-for-3 with two runs batted in. Junior first baseman Pat Cassidy (Annandale, NJ/North Hunterdon) added three hits for Centenary.
The Rams face Kean University on Tuesday, March 28th for a non-conference game at 3:00pm in Union, NJ.