Farmingdale State takes two games from St. Joseph's (Long Island) to win Skyline
PURCHASE, N.Y. -- After overcoming a three-run deficit in the seventh inning of Game 1, No. 2 Farmingdale State broke the 1-1 tie in the final inning of Game 2 to capture the Skyline Conference Championship against fourth-seeded St. Joseph's (Long Island).
In a must-win first game, the Rams trailed 4-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. After back-to-back hits to start the inning, pinch-hitter Meghan Acton hit an RBI single to cut the deficit to 4-2. Sam Johrden pulled Farmingdale State within one, 4-3, on an RBI bunt single. Michelle Mongiello hit a two-out, walk-off, two-RBI single to give the Rams a 5-4 win.
Sophomore pitcher Taylor Webb earned the victory after throwing two scoreless innings in relief.
Trailing 1-0 in the third inning of the second game, Mongiello knotted the score with an RBI double that scored Hillary Genova.
Meagan Anderson hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh to give the Rams a 2-1 lead. Webb pitched a scoreless bottom half of the inning, leading Farmingdale State (24-15) to the Skyline Conference title.
Webb, who was named the tournament's most valuable player, earned her second victory of the afternoon after allowing one run on five hits in seven innings of work.
With Sunday's victories, the Rams have now won three consecutive Skyline Conference championships.
Julia De Carmine collected three hits -- including two doubles -- and an RBI on the afternoon for St. Joseph's (23-19), which advanced to the Skyline championship for the first time since 2008.