Rams Close out Regular Season with Sweep of Purchase
Game 1: Farmingdale State 19, Purchase College - 0
Game 2: Farmingdale State 20, Purchase College - 0
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team closed out the regular season with a sweep of this afternoon's doubleheader against Skyline opponent Purchase College. The Rams improved to 27-9 overall and 12-2 in the conference.
In game one, the Rams scored 13 runs in the first inning to take control early. Farmingdale added five in the second and tacked on their final run in the bottom of the fourth, en route to a 19-0 victory over Purchase (9-22, 2-12 Skyline).
Junior shortstop Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) was 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored and three RBI's, while sophomore outfielder Kaitlin Keenan (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) was 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI's for the Rams. Sophomore first baseman Aubrey Walker (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) and sophomore outfielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) each hit a homerun and had three runs scored in game one.
Farmingdale State again started quickly, scoring five runs in the first and seven runs in the second inning of game two. The Rams added eight more runs over the final two innings, as they earned their second consecutive shutout over the Panthers.
In game two, Farber had three hits, four runs scored and five runs batted in. She finished the day 6-for-7 at the plate with eight RBI's. Freshman third baseman Kristen Flint (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood) and freshman catcher Christine Watson (Holtsville, N.Y./Sachem East) each hit a homerun in the second game.
Freshman pitcher Lauren Fitzpatrick (Huntington, N.Y./Walt Whitman) started both games for the Rams and allowed one hit in the first game and three in the second, earning wins in both starts.
Farmingdale State will host the first round of the Skyline Conference Playoffs on Thursday, April 29th at 4:30 p.m.