Game 1: Staten Island - 7, Farmingdale State - 2
Game 2: Staten Island - 2, Farmingdale State - 1
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team (14-14) dropped two games today, falling 7-2 and 2-1, in a non-conference doubleheader with the College of Staten Island (21-3).
In game one, Staten Island took a quick 3-1 lead. CSI scored three runs in the top of the first on two hits and an error, while in the bottom of the inning the Rams got a run back with a sacrifice fly to center by sophomore third baseman Sierra Cardenales (Patchogue, N.Y.) to score sophomore right fielder Alexa Luna (Martin County, Fla.).
After a scoreless second, the Dolphins added four runs over the next three innings as senior pitcher Jacqueline Cautela (Staten Island, N.Y.) held Farmingdale State to just two hits and one run scored. Senior left fielder Allison Dailey (Commack, N.Y.) scored Shannon Griffin on a sac fly to make it 7-2 after five innings.
The final two innings were scoreless as Cautela improved to 10-0 on the season. Freshman Julia Walpole (Mahopac, N.Y.) struck out two in defeat for FSC, moving to 4-3 for the year.
Cautela led off game two with a triple to left and scored on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore third baseman Antionette Galbo (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in the next CSI at-bat.
The Dolphins tacked on their second run of the game in the top of the sixth on a Kristy Colangelo (Staten Island, N.Y.) RBI double to left which brought Patricia Riches (Staten Island, N.Y.) around to score.
In the bottom of the seventh and the Rams trailing 2-0, a one-out Jessica Lombardo (Levittown, N.Y.) sacrifice fly to right field scored Ginger Sherry (Islip, N.Y.) and pulled FSC within one. Staten Island sophomore pitcher Alison Meagher (Clark, N.J.) struck out the next batter to preserve the 2-1 victory for the Dolphins.
Junior catcher Emily Gaeta (Massapequa, N.Y.) was 2-for-3 at the plate for Farmingdale State.
Staten Island had four hits in the game by four different players. Meagher, who allowed one run on six hits in seven innings of work, improved to 4-1 on the year. Walpole took the loss after a complete game, giving up two runs on four hits.
The Rams will next host NYU in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday, April 19th at 3:30 p.m.