Rams Sweep Yeshiva; Clinch Top Seed in Playoffs

Rams Sweep Yeshiva; Clinch Top Seed in Playoffs

- Rams have four pitchers combine for perfect game in game two -

Game 1: Farmingdale State - 23, Yeshiva - 1

Game 2: Farmingdale State - 18, Yeshiva - 0

Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State baseball team swept Yeshiva University in a conference doubleheader, clinching the overall number one seed in the Skyline playoffs. In the second game, the Rams (20-13, 15-1 Skyline) had four pitchers combine for a perfect game; Farmingdale's first since becoming a NCAA Division III member.

In game one, sophomore catcher Frank Scarlato (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North) was 6-for-7 at the plate with five RBI's and three runs scored. Junior outfielder Ryan Rubenstein (Deer Park, N.Y./St. Anthony's) was 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI's and four runs scored for Farmingdale State. Freshman pitcher Vinny Messana (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Centereach) earned the win after pitching five shutout innings, allowing only three hits while striking out nine.

In the second game, Farmingdale State had four pitchers combine for a perfect game. Freshman starting pitcher Eddie Balzer (Mastic Beach, N.Y./William Floyd) pitched four innings and Rob Macaluso (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park), Quillian Buoniello (Southampton, N.Y./Southampton) and Ramel Graham (Freeport, N.Y./Freeport) each went an inning in relief, none of which allowed a base runner.

Farmingdale State next will be hosting CCNY in a non-conference game at a date to be determined.