Farmingdale State, 7
Centenary College, 6
Centenary College, 9
Farmingdale State, 5
Farmingdale, NY - The Farmingdale State softball team (7-6, 3-1) split a doubleheader against Skyline opponent Centenary College (7-7, 5-1) this afternoon in Farmingdale, N.Y. Both games were won in the 7th inning with the first going to Farmingdale in the bottom of the seventh, 7-6, and the second to Centenary in the top of the 7th, 9-5. Both teams were trailing by one run going into the last frame.
In game one, Centenary jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Rams shutout the Cyclones over the next four innings and chipped away two runs as junior Amanda Sperling (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) hit a 2RBI double to make it 3-2. Centenary responded with two runs in the top of the sixth for the 5-2 advantage, but Farmingdale was not done yet as they ripped five hits in the bottom of the sixth, bringing in three runs. Freshman Jennifer Riservato (Westbury, N.Y./Clarke) nearly missed a homerun as she hit the fence for a triple to start the rally that tied the game at 5-5.
In the seventh, the Cyclones went up 6-5 in the top of the inning. Senior Gina Moscato (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) opened up the inning with a double, before sophomore Corinne Vinberg (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees) came in to pinch run. A passed ball would move Vinberg to first and junior Erin Dodge (Plainedge, N.Y./Island Trees) would score Vinberg with an RBI single to tie the game at 6. Sophomore Kristen Dawes (Babylon, N.Y./Babylon) sacrifice bunted a single and junior Ryan Woodiwiss (Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.) walked to move Dodge over to third. Riservato would single and bring in Dodge for the game-winning hit and the 7-6 conference victory.
Game two was a close one as well. The Rams were up by one, 4-3, going into the top of the 7th. Centenary broke it open, scoring six runs, five of them unearned. Junior center fielder Jessa Jones (South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield) drove in the tying and go ahead run with a triple to right center.
Farmingdale tried for a come back but was only able to score one in the bottom half of the frame on a freshman first baseman Cristina Weigel's (Massapequa, NY/Our Lady of Mercy) single to center, scoring Dawes. Weigel added another single and a run scored earlier in the game. Dawes finished 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, and run scored.
The Rams travel to Old Westbury, N.Y. on Saturday, April 14th for a conference doubleheader against Old Westbury, before hosting Merchant Marine on Sunday, April 15th for another conference doubleheader at noon.