Softball drops rubber match Sunday at Albany

Junior Jess Combs had a hit on Sunday vs. Albany
 
Junior Jess Combs had a hit on Sunday vs. Albany
 
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April 14, 2013

Box Score

Albany, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team (22-17, 5-4 America East) dropped the rubber match of its weekend series at Albany by a score of 4-0 on Sunday. Stony Brook's pitching allowed just five hits on the day, but could not find a way to break through against Albany starter Brittany MacFawn, who had 10 strikeouts.

Recap

In another tightly-contested affair, Albany (21-10, 8-1 America East) was able to plate runs in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth to notch a 4-0 victory. The Great Danes got on the board first with an RBI single by Vicky McFarland in the third. Maggie Cocks then doubled the advantage with a lead-off home run to open the fourth, before a pair of RBI singles eventually stretched the lead to four in the sixth.

Seawolves' starter Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) tossed 4.1 innings and allowed three earned runs, while striking out five to fall to 8-10 on the year.

The Numbers Game

• Four different Stony Brook players had hits in the game.
• Albany outhit Stony Brook for the first time on the weekend, 5-4.
• The Great Danes outscored Stony Brook, 9-5, during the series.
• The Seawolves fell to 3-7 in true road games this year.

Up Next

The Seawolves will play a mid-week doubleheader at Rutgers on Wednesday starting at 2:30 p.m.