Rams Split with Poly
Game 1: Farmingdale State - 5, NYU-Poly - 2
Game 2: NYU-Poly - 8, Farmingdale State - 3
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team split a conference double-header with NYU-Poly on Sunday afternoon to improve to 14-6, 5-1 in Skyline play. Rams freshman pitcher Taylor Tedeschi (Levittown, N.Y.) allowed just six hits in the 5-2 victory in game one.
In game one, NYU-Poly went up 2-0 in the fourth on junior first baseman Corine Fitzgibbon's (Brooklyn, N.Y.) RBI triple to right field, and a sacrifice fly from sophomore catcher Christi Bruin (Auburn, Wa.) scored the second run of the inning.
Farmingdale State jumped ahead in the bottom of the fifth with four runs. Junior second baseman Jennifer Jarczynski (West Babylon, N.Y.) led off with a single up the middle and freshman designated hitter Michelle Mongiello (Elmont, N.Y.) followed with a double to left. Junior catcher Lauren Nelson (Levittown, N.Y.) laid down a great butn and reached on an error, while Farmingdale's two runners scored to tie the game at 2-2.
Freshman right fielder Sam Johrden (Deer Park, N.Y.) bunted for a single and freshman centerfielder Patricia Johnson (Patchogue, N.Y.) sac bunted the runners over to second and third. Sophomore shortstop Hillary Genova (Brentwood, N.Y.) would knock in the go-ahead runs with a single to left and the Rams took the 4-2 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, senior first baseman Aubrey Walker (West Babylon, N.Y.) doubled to left, before moving to third on a sacrifice bunt by senior left fielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y.). Walker would score the final run of the game on a groundout by Jarczynski for the 5-2 score.
Tedeschi improved to 5-1 with the win, allowing just six hits with one walk and one strikeout. Genova finished 1-for-2 with 2 RBI's, Walker went 1-for-3 with one run scored and Jarczynski was 1-for-3 with an RBI and one run scored.
NYU-Poly took game two 8-3, behind 14 hits and a five-inning outing for sophomore pitcher Briana Feist (San Diego, Calif.), allowing just four hits and two earned runs with five walks and three strikeouts.
The Rams fell behind 1-0 and was able to tie it in the bottom of the second, but Poly scored seven runs over the next three innings to run away with the second game victory.
For Farmingdale State, Genova was 2-for-3 with a walk and one run scored. Walker, Jarczynski and Nelso each recorded one hit and one RBI in the loss.
The Rams will host Baruch College on Tuesday, April 3 in a non-conference doubleheader starting at 3:00 p.m.