Coach Osik Reaches 200 Career Wins
Game 1: Farmingdale State - 22, Yeshiva University - 0
Game 2: Farmingdale State - 26, Yeshiva University - 3
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Farmingdale State head baseball coach Keith Osik eclipsed the 200 win mark today with two wins over conference opponent Yeshiva. In his eight seasons with the Rams, Osik has amassed a career record of 201-126. During those years, he has led his team to five consecutive Skyline Conference Titles and five trips to the NCAA Tournament, including one Regional title and one trip to the Division III College World Series.
Senior outfielder David Zilnicki (Riverhead, N.Y.) commented on his coaches milestone, saying "200 wins is just another stepping stone for Osik. He knows how to win at a level beyond this conference with his knowledge of the game. He utilizes his players in a way that produces results, while still giving everyone opportunities to play."
Sophomore shortstop Anthony Alvino (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) - "Congratulations Ozzy, you are a great coach and I enjoy every minute of playing for you. Enjoy this special achievement in your career as a coach and many more to come."
Assistant Coach Joe Mongiello stated: "Coach Osik has had an incredible baseball career and this is the icing on the cake. To rebuild a program, put in place a new structure and grab 200 wins this early is an amazing accomplishment. Especially when he puts his team to the test early each year against some strong teams in DIII, DII and also DI. Congrats skip, it's an honor to be on your coaching staff."
The Rams (21-9) won the first game 22-0, as junior Chris Dragone (Hicksville, N.Y.) improved to 2-1, allowing just four hits and striking out two over five innings of work. Junior Timmy Trimarchi (Patchogue, N.Y.) pitched two innings in relief with no hits.
Farmingdale State finished with 24 hits in the win, including a homerun by Alvino, four triples and a double. Alvino posted a team-high four RBI's on two hits with three runs scored, while sophomore Nick Ventricelli (Woodbury, N.Y.) was 4-for-4 with three RBI's and two runs scored. Senior outfielder Terrence Bohonan (Patchogue, N.Y.) went 5-for-6 with an RBI and five runs scored.
In game two, the Rams scored 26 runs on 26 hits with three homeruns, three triples and six doubles. Freshman designated hitter Dalton McCarthy (Manorville, N.Y.) hit a three-run homer in the fourth and finished the game 1-for-2 with 4 RBI's and a run scored.
Junior outfielder Edward Bergmann (East Meadow, N.Y.) was 3-for-6 at the plate with four RBI's and four runs scored. Freshman shortstop Jorge Ruiz (Shirley, N.Y.) also had three hits, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two runs batted in, while sophomore second baseman Sal Sanquini (Levittown, N.Y.) went 3-for-4.
Freshman Kevin Cashman (Hicksville, N.Y.) went five innings for the win on six hits and six strikeouts with two earned runs.
The Rams, who are 13-1 in Skyline play, will wrap up the regular-season conference schedule tomorrow (April 20th) as they host a doubleheader against Purchase College (10-0 in Skyline) at Noon.