Bula, Rams Shutdown Eastern Connecticut for Non-Conference Win
Game 1: Southern Maine - 11, Farmingdale State - 2 Boxscore
Game 2: Farmingdale State - 4, Eastern Connecticut - 3 Boxscore
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Farmingdale State junior pitcher C.J. Bula (Bronx, N.Y.) did not allow an earned run over 7.2 innings innings of work as the Rams defeated Eastern Connecticut, 4-3, this afternoon. Farmingdale State fell 11-2 in their first game of the day against non-conference opponent Southern Maine (3-1). The Rams currently stand at 6-6 overall on the season.
Against Eastern Connecticut (3-2), Farmingdale struck first scoring two runs on three hits in the first inning. Sophomore right fielder Terrence Bohonan (Patchogue, N.Y.) led off the third inning with a double down the right field line. Junior third baseman Ryan McAllister (Miller Place, N.Y.) was hit by a pitch which setup runners on first and second with one out. Bohonan and McAllister converted the double steal and each advanced another base on a Warriors throwing error. McAllister would later steal home, giving the Rams a 4-0 lead.
Eastern Connecticut scored their first run in the fifth and added two in the ninth but Farmingdale State held on for the 4-3 victory.
Bula improved to 2-0 on the season and had six strikeouts, while not allowing an earned run. Bohonan was 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI, while senior center fielder Frank Yera (New York, N.Y.) had two hits and a run batted in for the Rams.
Freshman shortstop Danny O'Connell (Braintree, Mass.) and sophomore third baseman Joe Balowski (Berlin, Conn.) each had two hits and an RBI for Eastern Connecticut.
In the first game of the day, the Rams fell behind early allowing three runs in each of the first two innings. Trailing 6-0 in the sixth, Yera led off the inning with a walk. He stole second and third before scoring on a wild pitch. Farmingdale State added a second run on a Brandon Cruz (Bronx, N.Y.) RBI single up the middle.
The Huskies held the Rams scoreless for the remainder of the game and went on to an 11-2 win.
Southern Maine's senior first baseman Mike Eaton (Sabattus, ME) was 6-for-6 at the plate with five runs batted in and a run scored.
The Rams open up Skyline Conference action as they host Mount Saint Vincent in a doubleheader on Saturday, March 19th at noon.