April 5, 2009

Rams Split with Mount Saint Vincent

Rams Split with Mount Saint Vincent

Game One

Farmingdale State - 5, Mount Saint Vincent - 1

Game Two
Mount Saint Vincent - 8, Farmingdale State - 6


Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State College baseball team split with conference opponent Mount Saint Vincent (13-9, 7-3), Sunday afternoon in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams now hold a 19-11 overall record and are 10-2 in Skyline Conference play.

In game one, senior starting pitcher Tom Heeman (Valley Stream, N.Y./Hewlett) pitched 8.1 innings, allowing only one run and striking out seven. Heeman held a no-hitter through four, before junior Joe Blackford (Stewartsville, N.J./Warren Hills) led off the top of the fifth inning with a double to center field. The only run for the Dolphins came in the seventh on a John McManus (Bayside, N.Y./Holy Cross) single to left center, scoring Mike Ruckdaschel (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow).

Junior catcher Zac Nersesian (Nyack, N.Y./Nyack) and junior left fielder Don Moscatelli (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) each went 2-for-4 at the plate with one RBI for Farmingdale State. Junior right fielder Frank Ennis (Commack, N.Y./Commack) was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Rams.

In game two, Farmingdale fell behind early, as the Dolphins scored seven unearned runs in the top of the second and took a 7-0 lead. The Rams would score a run in the bottom of the fourth on a Mike Labrozzi (Sag Harbor, N.Y./Pierson) RBI double, but Mount Saint Vincent answered with a run in the fifth.

Farmingdale State scored five runs on six hits in the bottom of the sixth and went into the final inning trailing 8-6. Two hits and a walk left the bases loaded with two outs, but Blackford forced a ground out to the shortstop and sealed the victory for the Dolphins.

Labrozzi led the Rams offensively with four hits and two runs batted in. Sophomore first baseman Kevin Curtis (Riverhead, N.Y./Riverhead) was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while freshman catcher Frank Scarlato (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North) had two hits and an RBI.

Senior third baseman Josh Cuozzo (Westbury, N.Y./Clarke) led Mount Saint Vincent with a team-high two hits and two RBI's.

Farmingdale will host Nassau Community College on Thursday, April 9th at 4:00 pm.

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