Softball plays to 1-1 tie with Maine as rain halts game

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April 22, 2012

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team battled to a 1-1 tie against Maine on Sunday as rain forced the game to a close after seven innings. The game counts as a tie in the America East standings, bringing the Seawolves' record to 10-1-1 in conference. With the draw, Stony Brook maintained the top spot in the league with an .875 winning percentage.

Maine (11-26-1, 3-7-1) got on the scoreboard first as senior Jenn Eberhardt knocked a ball over the centerfield fence for a solo homer in the top of the first off Seawolves starter Christine Lucido (Melville, N.Y.).

The Seawolves (31-11-1) responded an inning later to equalize the score at 1-1. After a one-out double by sophomore Nicole Hagerty (Sicklerville, N.J.), freshman Lauren Kamachi (Surrey, British Columbia) chopped a single past the pitcher and into centerfield to knot things up.

Freshman Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) replaced Lucido in the top of the fourth and extended her weekend shutout streak to 18 innings, tossing four scoreless frames after a pair of shutouts on Saturday. Lucido and Cukrov allowed two hits apiece, while Maine starter Ashley Kelley held the Stony Brook offense to eight hits.

Hagerty and Hawley each went 2-for-3 to lead the Seawolves.

After this weekend's action, Stony Brook continues to lead the America East at 10-1-1 (.875), while Albany is second at 12-3 (.800). The Seawolves will host Albany during the final weekend of the season on May 5-6, but will first head to Binghamton for three games on Apr. 28-29.

Stony Brook still has two non-conference opponents on the docket as well, beginning this Wednesday at Sacred Heart at 3 p.m.