FSC Drops a Pair at The College of Staten Island

Junior shortstop Christina Rayfield fielding a ground ball.
Christina Rayfield

Game 1: Staten Island - 3, Farmingdale State - 2

Game 2: Staten Island - 9, Farmingdale State - 2

Staten Island, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State softball team traveled to The College of Staten Island today for a non-conference doubleheader and dropped both games. The Dolphins (7-7) earned a 3-2 walk off win in the first game and took a 9-2 decision in game two. The Rams fell to 4-12 on the season and will next open their conference schedule with a road doubleheader at Old Westbury tomorrow, April 7th starting at noon.

The Dolphins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning of game one on a two-run single by junior second baseman Gabriele DeLeon (Staten Island, N.Y.). 

The game remained 2-0 until the top of the sixth when junior pitcher Alexa Luna (Stuart, Fla.) hit a one-out single and was driven in on an RBI triple by sophomore second baseman Jessica Lombardo (Levittown, N.Y.) to cut the deficit to 2-1. Two batters later, Lombardo came in to score on a Christina Rayfield (Commack, N.Y.) RBI single up the middle to tie the game at 2-2.

With a runner on second base and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Staten Island sophomore first baseman Jamie Holmes (Staten Island, N.Y.) hit a double to right center to bring home the game-winning run and give the Dolphins the 3-2 walk off victory in game one.

Luna finished 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored, while Lombardo and Rayfield each went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

For the Dolphins, DeLeon was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI's, junior third baseman Antoinette Galbo (Staten Island, N.Y.) recorded two hits and two runs scored and Holmes was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. 

CSI senior pitcher Nicolette Trapani (Brooklyn, N.Y.) (3-4) earned the win pitching a complete game with four strikeouts.

Trailing 4-0 in the top of the third inning of the second game, Farmingdale State used an RBI triple from Rayfield and a run-scoring error to cut the deficit to 4-2. Staten Island would respond in the fourth with four runs to increase their advantage to 8-2.

The Rams would be held to just one hit the rest of the way as the Dolphins earned a 9-2 win to secure the non-conference sweep. FSC was held to just four hits in the second game.

Luna and Rayfield both registered a hit and a run scored in game two, while sophomore catcher Kimberly Basile (Levittown, N.Y.) was 1-for-1 with two walks in the loss.

Holmes led the way for Staten Island with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI's. 

CSI junior pitcher Alison Meagher (Clark, N.J.) (4-3) recorded her fourth win of the season going seven innings and only allowing one earned run.