Changing Times Pub is now 2 and 0 after a hard fought, nail-biting battle with BK Sweeney’s.
In the top of the first inning, CT drew first blood by scoring 2 runs, led by Neil Strocchia (3-4) 1RBI and Larry Ortolani (3-4) 1RBI.
Junior pitcher Taylor Webb threw a no-hitter to win 10-0 over top-seeded Sage, and lead Farmingdale State to their fourth consecutive Skyline Championship.
The Rams earned the conference’s automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III Softball Tournament this year.
Sophomore catcher Meagan Anderson led off the game with a bunt single and later scored on a Michelle Mongiello RBI single to center to quickly put Farmingdale State (23-12) ahead 1-0.
The Over the Hill Gang softball league opened its 39th season Friday, April 11 with six games at Allen Park. Bar-Boy began with an impressive 25-8 win over Bethpage Pharmacy. After scoring one run in the first, BB exploded for 7 runs in the 2nd inning and never looked back. For the night, Ken Kuzman went 4 for 6 with 2 RBIs, Steve Kirk went 4 for 5 with 2 RBIs, Frank Badalmenti went 5 for 6 with 5 RBIs and a homer, pitcher John Czarnecki went 5 for 6 with 5 RBIs, rookie Jason Cinnelli went 3 for 6 with a homer and manager Ken Kohlmann went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Farmingdale athletes Franklin Diaz, Billy Allen, and Chris Daily put on award winning performances during the 37th annual All Round Foods 10 kilometer run for ASPIRE, through the streets of Plainview and Old Bethpage on April 5.
Diaz crossed the finish line at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview in 34 minutes and 34 seconds, for sixth place overall and first in the 30-34 age group. Allen finished in seventh place overall with a time of 35 minutes and 26 seconds, to earn the third place trophy in the 20-24 age group. Daily scored in 38 minutes, 45 seconds, in 17th place overall and first in the 50-54 age group, in what was one of the most competitive races on Long Island in the past year.
The Farmingdale Devils U10 Travel Baseball team defeated the West Islip Gold team 11-6 to win the Bayport Bash baseball tournament last weekend. The Devils swept both games on Saturday to advance to the championship game. In the championship The Devils struck for four runs in the first inning. Nick Napolitano and Nick Disanti started it off with singles and were driven home by Gavin Weinstock’s 200 foot blast off the left field wall. Timmy Purack and Matt Brandimarte followed with run scoring singles and the Devils were on their way to their first title of 2014. Nicholas Napolitano pitched three solid inning for the win. The Devils will now compete in the Half Hollow Invitational Spring Tournament.
— Submitted by The Farmingdale Devils
The Dalers Boys Varsity Lacrosse team (3-2) are putting their best foot forward, after losing two games this season.
On March 25, the Dalers took their home turf to face the Lynbrook Owls. During the game, the Dalers Tom McPartland and Chris Brown each scored two goals, while goalies Matt Deluca and Scott dePalmer racked up a total of 11 saves. Despite the valiant effort, the Dalers lost to Lynbrook High School 11-7.
The Dalers are currently 3-2 this season. Their next game will be held on April 17 at Long Beach.
John Galanoudis of Farmingdale, a junior student at Molloy College, batted .462 for the week with a .562 on-base percentage and a .615 slugging clip to help Molloy to a 3-1 series win over St. Thomas Aquinas. He scored four times, had six hits including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Galanoudis also stole a base and walked once.
— Submitted By ECC Sports
Erin Donovan of Farmingdale, a sophomore at Farmingdale State College, finished 6th in the High Jump at the St. Joseph’s Invitational competition. Her mark of 4 feet, 8.25 inches moves her to No. 7 on the All-Time list.
— Submitted by the Farmingdale State College Athletics Department
Farmingdale High School’s Lady Dalers have staked an early lead in Nassau County Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse Conference I, after winning each of their last three games this season. Starting the season on the road, the Lady Dalers would open with a non-league victory over Sacred Heart on March 20. The Lady Dalers would go on to win the exhibition match 10-8, thanks to Tara Wahl who scored six goals to put Farmingdale in the lead. On March 22, the Lady Dalers would compete in their first game of the regular season against
South Side High School. During the game Jill Alonso put up two goals and four assists, helping the team to secure its 13-4 road win.
Dolce's rise to the top of Rams rotation
He may be soft-spoken and humble, but Farmingdale State’s ace pitcher Mike Dolce makes it difficult to ignore his statistics. The 6’4” Smithtown native has emerged from relative obscurity to become one of the most effective Division III pitchers in the nation.
“I actually was not being recruited by any schools coming out of high school,” said the pitcher, who currently carries a 1.00 ERA. “Farmingdale was the only Division III school I applied to and I knew the assistant coach at the time. I figured my best bet to play college baseball was at Farmingdale and I could not be luckier that I made that decision.” Dolce attended St. Anthony’s High School where he played primarily first base and occasionally pitched. He had a tough decision to make when he came to Farmingdale.
“I loved both,” he said in regards to hitting and pitching. “When I was hot there was nothing better than hitting. I was a first basemen and when I came to Farmingdale there was a great senior first basemen (Kevin Curtis), so I made the decision to pitch full time and fortunately it worked out for me.”
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