Rams Split with NYU-Poly
Game One: NYU-Poly - 2, Farmingdale State - 0
Game Two: Farmingdale State - 6, NYU-Poly - 3
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team split a doubleheader match-up with NYU-Poly this afternoon in Farmingdale, N.Y. NYU-Poly squeezed out two unearned runs off of sophomore starting pitcher Hope Zino (Bay Shore, N.Y. / Bay Shore) to take the first game, 2-0. Sophomore first baseman Aubrey Walker (West Babylon, N.Y. / West Babylon) helped the Rams outscored the Fighting Blue Jays, 6-3, in the second game with two home runs.
In game one, NYU-Poly capitalized on a Farmingdale error with back-to-back RBI singles by freshman shortstop Shelby Bruns (Elko, Nev. / Elko) and senior third baseman Ryan Graybill (Missouri City, Texas / Elkins). The Rams would threaten in the bottom of the seventh with a pair of leadoff singles by Walker and freshman third basemen Kristen Flint (Brentwood, N.Y. / Brentwood), but were unable to bring the two home.
In game two, Farmingdale would score first, in the third, off a freshman designated player Meghan Kirchmeier (Hauppauge, N.Y. / Hauppauge) squeeze-bunt. The Rams added a second run in the next inning on Walker's first home run, making it 2-0. NYU-Poly bounced back in the next frame on a Farmingdale error, opening the inning up for three Fighting Blue Jays runs.
The Rams responded in the bottom of the fifth. Kirchmeier laid down a beautiful bunt for a single and advancing freshman second baseman Maressa Mistretta (Shirley, N.Y. / Longwood), whom walked to lead off, to second. Sophomore centerfielder Kaitlin Keenan (West Islip, N.Y. / West Islip) advance the two over with a sacrifice bunt. Junior shortstop Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y. / Connetquot) put the Rams up with a three-run homer off the left field foul pole. Walker then made it back-to-back home runs, adding an insurance run.
Farmingdale State will host Skyline opponent Mount Saint Vincent tomorrow at Noon in Farmingdale, N.Y.