Baseball Takes Two from Mount Saint Vincent
Game 1: Farmingdale State - 5, Mount Saint Vincent - 2
Game 2: Farmingdale State - 3, Mount Saint Vincent - 0
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State baseball team swept a conference doubleheader against Mount Saint Vincent this evening in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams won the first game by a score of 5-2. In the nightcap, Farmingdale blanked the Dolphins, 3-0.
In the first game, Mount Saint Vincent scored first with an unearned run in the bottom of the second inning. Freshman designated hitter Kevin Coogan (Bronx, N.Y. / Cardinal Spellman) had the single up the middle to bring the run home.
The Rams jump back in the next frame with three runs on a junior first baseman Kevin Curtis* (Riverhead, N.Y. / Riverhead) RBI single and senior designated hitter Mike Labrozzi* (Sag Harbor, N.Y. / Pierson) 2-RBI double. In the fourth, junior shortstop Brandon Cruz (Bronx, N.Y. / Mt. St. Michael) flew out to right field, bringing home junior third baseman Nick Wiwczar (Kings Park, N.Y. / Kings Park / Suffolk East), who was on third after a 1-out triple. Farmingdale added another insurance run in the sixth when senior left fielder Donny Moscatelli* (Massapequa, N.Y. / Massapequa) led off with a double down the left field line. Moscatelli was moved to third on a ground out, setting up sophomore second baseman Ryan McAllister's (Miller Place, N.Y. / Rocky Point) sacrifice fly to center for the run.
The Dolphins tried to mount a comeback in the bottom of the eighth inning, but only managed one unearned run on a junior first baseman Michael Pope (Massapequa, N.Y. / St. John the Baptist) single. Famingdale got out of the inning with a 6-4-3 double play.
For the nightcap, the Rams jump out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Labrozzi singled home a run through the left side and came around to score later in the inning on a senior centerfielder Frank Yera (Manhattan, N.Y. / Grand Street Campus / Clarendon CC) single. Farmingdale added one more in the seventh with a freshman right fielder Terrence Bohanan (Patchogue, N.Y. Patchogue-Medford) triple to left center, scoring McAllister, who was on first with a 2-out single.
Sophomore Chris Phelan (Patchogue, N.Y. Patchogue-Medford) got the win in the first game, scattering seven hits and one run over 5-2/3 innings. In the second, Senior Ian Solomon (Northport, N.Y. / Northport / New Haven) picked up the victory for the Rams, giving up three hits while striking out nine over five scoreless innings. Senior Steve King (Freeport, N.Y. / Freeport) secured two saves for Farmingdale, pitching 2-1/3 innings and striking out three over the two games.
Both junior Mike Trainor (Patterson, N.Y. / Brewster) and freshman James Puma (Thornwood, N.Y. / Westlake) pitched complete games in defeat for Mount Saint Vincent.
The Rams complete their regular-season conference play as they host Yeshiva tomorrow evening in Farmingdale, N.Y. The doubleheader is slated to start at 5:00 p.m.