Mount Saint Mary, 2
Mount Saint Mary, 4
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State baseball team (17-12, 9-5 Skyline) swept a conference doubleheader against visiting Mount Saint Mary College (8-13, 5-7 Skyline) by the score of 14-2 and 9-4. Sophomore Tom Heeman (Valley Stream, N.Y./Hewlett) picked up the win with a strong outing, allowing only one run while striking out five in six and a third innings. Freshman James Raimondi (Medford, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford) got the victory in the second game, pitching five innings and giving up three runs on five hits.
In the first game, the Rams offense was lead by junior center fielder Anthony Mazzilli (North Babylon, N.Y./Nassau CC) with a double and triple. Mazzilli finished both games 4-for-6 with five RBIs and a run scored. Freshman Zach Nersesian (Nyack, N.Y./Nyack) added a single, triple, and two runs batted in. Senior third baseman Ryan Pembroke (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreman Wading River) added the long ball off the bench with a solo home run to left field.
Junior second baseman Pete Schuermann lead the Blue Knights' offense going 2-for-4 with an RBI.
In the second game, junior shortstop Brian Benvenuto stepped it up for Farmingdale with three singles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Benvenuto finished the day 5-for-7 with a pair of stolen bases. Nersesian added two run-scoring singles and a stolen base in the second match up.
Mount Saint Mary's senior first baseman Damon Kennedy (Bridgeport, N.Y/Central) batted in a pair on a single and a fielders' choice. Junior designated hitter Anthony Forgione (Franklin Square, N.Y./Valley Stream North) added a single, double, triple and an RBI for the day. Schuermann added two singles and stolen base in the second.
The Rams will face Polytech tomorrow at 3:00pm in a non-conference match up at Keyspan Park (home of the Brooklyn Cyclones) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Farmingdale will look to solidify a playoff spot in the four-team Skyline Conference Tournament next weekend with two away conference doubleheaders against Stevens on Saturday and Mount Saint Vincent on Sunday, both slated to start at Noon. The Rams are currently tied for fourth with Stevens in the Skyline standings.