Rams Season Ends with Loss to Brockport
#4 Brockport State - 6, #2 Farmingdale State - 2
Auburn, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State baseball team was defeated 6-2 by fourth-seeded Brockport State at the NCAA Regionals. The Rams were eliminated as they finished the season with a 27-17 overall record.
Sophomore second baseman Jake Coleman (Hilton, N.Y.) and junior designated hitter Corey Booth (Middletown, N.Y.) provided the majority of the offense for Brockport, both going 3-for-4 with two runs batted in. Coleman delivered the deciding blow of the sixth inning with a two-run single with two out and scored the third run of the inning on a double to left centerfield from senior center fielder Max Keado (Troy, N.Y.).
The Golden Eagles tied the game up in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly from senior shortstop Tom McCormick (Utica, N.Y.), who finished hitting 2-for-3 with a run scored, then tallied the eventual game winner in the fifth as Booth singled to center field with one out, scoring Coleman.
Sophomore right hander James Bardenett (Syracuse, N.Y.) pitched seven strong innings in facing 28 batters, yielding five hits, a run, and a pair of walks with four strikeouts.
Sophomore right fielder Terrance Bohonan (Patchogue, N.Y.) drove in the lone run for Farmingdale in the top of the first inning, tagging a single to the right side with one out to score senior center fielder Frank Yera (Manhattan, N.Y.) from second base.
Senior left fielder Ryan Rubenstein (Deer Park, N.Y.) was the lone multiple hit performer for the Rams, going 2-for-3. Freshman right hander Mike Dolce (St. James, N.Y.) picked up the loss on the mound, yielding five hits, two runs and a walk while striking out three batters in four innings pitched. Senior first baseman Kevin Curtis (Riverhead, N.Y.) hit a solo home run to right field in his final at bat as a member of the Rams.
Story credited to Mark Coley