Cukrov, Sallen toss gems to help #Seawolves sweep Temple

Junior Jessica Zeilman had four RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of Temple
 
Junior Jessica Zeilman had four RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of Temple
 
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April 23, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Junior Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) and sophomore Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.) each hurled complete games to help the Stony Brook softball team sweep Temple Wednesday at University Field.

Cukrov threw a two-hit shutout as the Seawolves won game one, 8-0, in six innings. Sallen struck out a career-high 10 in a 2-1 victory in game two.

The Seawolves (27-14) have won 12 straight games and 15 of their last 16.

Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"Any time you win two in one day, it's a good day. I thought our approach at the plate in game one was very impressive. We found a way to win in game two, which is what good teams should be doing."

Game One Recap
Junior Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) got the Seawolves going in the second inning with a two-run, line-drove homer over the centerfield fence. In the third inning, seniors Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) and Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) each singled. After junior Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) grounded out to get the runners over, junior Jessica Zeilman lined a single to right center to drive in Combs and Mintun. Sophomore Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) walked with two outs, and Green followed with her third RBI of the game, a single to center to make it 5-0.


 

 

After Stony Brook added a run to make it 6-0 in the fourth, it plated two runs in the sixth. Combs and Mintun each reached safely and advanced a base on a wild pitch. Giosia's sacrifice fly to right drove in Combs and Mintun scored on a fielder's choice to end the game.

Game Two Recap
Temple (15-22) struck first on a home run from Devynne Nelons. Stony Brook re-took the lead in the third. Senior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.) tripled down the left-field line and scored on Combs' double to left. Mintun doubled to left center, but Combs only was able to advance to third after waiting to see if the ball was caught. Zeilman followed with a sacrifice fly to right to drive in Combs.

By The Numbers
• Cukrov won her 14th straight start to move to 18-7 on the season
• Green and Zeilman each had three RBIs in game one
• Combs scored three runs for the second time in the last three games
• Mintun finished game one 2-for-4 with two runs scored
• The shutout was Cukrov's fourth of the season. She's allowed three earned runs in the last 41 2/3 innings
• The complete game from Sallen (9-7) was her seventh of the season
• Stony Brook turned its 11th double play of the season in game two
• Both teams committed two errors in game two

News & Notes
• Cukrov has won 58 games in her career to tie her with Angela Andrews '06 for the second most in school history. Alyssa Struzenberg '10 is first with 76
• Stony Brook pitchers have allowed two runs or fewer in 18 of the last 19 games
• The 12-game winning streak is the longest since Stony Brook won 15 in a row from March 7 to March 30 in 2009

Up Next
Stony Brook will host Fairleigh Dickinson (14-16) tomorrow afternoon for a doubleheader at University Field. Game one is slated for 2:30 p.m.