Sunday, March 25, 2012

Softball blasts Hartford, 10-0, to earn weekend sweep

Box Score
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team dominated from start to finish on Sunday, pounding Hartford, 10-0, to pick up its seventh straight win and earn a series sweep to open conference play. Freshman Shayla Giosia hit two homers and knocked in four runs as Stony Brook improved to 17-6 on the season.
After outscoring Hartford (4-17) by a 7-1 margin in two games on Saturday, the Seawolves again exerted their dominance, scoring three runs in each of the first three innings and adding another in the fourth to complete the rout.
Freshman Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) completed a scoreless weekend with five more shutout innings; in three appearances against the Hawks, Cukrov struck out 11 and allowed eight hits in 15 innings pitched.
Senior Bernadette Tenuto (Audubon, N.J.) knocked in the first run of the day with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first. Sophomore Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) followed with an RBI double to make it 2-0, before freshman Lauren Kamachi (Surrey, British Columbia) scored Combs with an RBI single to right.
Giosia doubled the advantage in the second with the first of her two home runs, a three-run shot to left-center. Stony Brook would go deep two more times in the game as senior Lauren Maloney (Las Vegas, Nev.) hit her second bomb of the series in the third to make it 8-0, before Giosia hit another pitch out on the very next at-bat.

The Seawolves added a 10th run in the fourth when sophomore Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.) tripled to deep center, bringing in sophomore Nicole Hagerty (Sicklerville, N.J.).

On the day, Stony Brook had 10 hits in 20 at-bats and received multi-hit performances from Giosia, Combs and senior Suzanne Karath (Fishkill, N.Y.) The Seawolves' 1-3 hitters (Karath, Maloney and Giosia) combined to go 5-for-6 with eight runs and six RBI.
Stony Brook will travel to Iona for a mid-week non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday at 2:30