Rams Sweep Brooklyn with 7th Inning Comeback
Game 1: Farmingdale State - 7, Brooklyn College - 4
Game 2: Farmingdale State - 6, Brooklyn College - 5
Brooklyn, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team improved to 7-5 overall with a non-conference sweep over Brooklyn College on Friday afternoon at BC Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Rams took a 7-4 victory in game one and scored three runs in the seventh inning of game two for the eventual 6-5 win.
Tied 1-1 after two in game one, the Rams jumped ahead 3-1 in the third on four hits, including RBI singles by freshmen pitcher Andrea Klarman (Medford, N.Y.) and left fielder Allison Dailey (Commack, N.Y.). Brooklyn got a run back in the bottom of the inning, but Farmingdale State scored a run in the fourth and three in the sixth for a 7-2 advantage.
In the seventh, Brooklyn scored two runs after two hits and an error. With the bases loaded and two outs, junior pitcher Taylor Webb (West Babylon, N.Y.) forced a line out to left for the third out to hold on for the win.
Junior centerfielder Michelle Mongiello (Elmont, N.Y.) was perfect at the plate (4-for-4) with a double, homerun, 2 RBI's and three runs scored. Klarman went 3-for-4 with a triple, 3 RBI's and two runs scored, while freshman first baseman Lori Michalowski (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) also went 3-for-4 with a RBI.
In game two, a long first inning would give Brooklyn a 5-3 lead. The Rams scored three runs on three hits, while Brooklyn scored five runs on three hits and three errors. No runs would scored until the seventh inning when Farmingdale made their game-winning comeback.
With one out, Michalowski homered to centerfied to make it 5-4. Sophomore catcher Meagan Anderson (Patchogue, N.Y.) followed with a double to right center, forcing a Brooklyn pitching change. Mongiello singled up the middle and advanced to second on a throwing error, as Anderson scored to tie the game at 5-5.
With two outs, freshman first baseman Andrea Klarman singled to right field to score junior shortstop Michelle Mongiello for a 6-5 lead. The Rams held on in the bottom of the inning as junior pitcher Taylor Tedeschi (Levittown, N.Y.) tossed a strikeout, fly out and ground out to improve her record to 2-4 this season. Sophomore pitcher Renee Chicco (North Babylon, N.Y.) pitched the first five innings for Farmingdale State, allowing just four hits with a strikeout.
Mongiello, who played her first career game at shortstop, went 1-for-3 with a run scored and RBI. Junior right fielder Marissa Monaco (Bohemia, N.Y.) was 2-for-4 with a run and RBI and Anderson led the team with three hits, including two doubles, and two runs scored.
Farmingdale State will now host their first doubleheader of the season and open the Skyline Conference schedule on Saturday, March 22nd against Mount Saint Mary College at Noon.