Softball loses to Binghamton, but clinches playoff berth
April 28, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Binghamton Bearcats completed a three-game sweep of the Stony Brook softball team with a 5-2 victory on Sunday at University Field. Despite the loss, the Seawolves clinched a spot in the America East playoffs by virtue of Maine's loss at Boston University.
"We've been a pretty consistent team defensively and our pitching has been coming around lately, but the last couple of weeks, the runs have been really hard to come by. We need to be committed to situational hitting, hitting the ball behind runners and hitting sacrifice flies to generate offense."
--Head Coach Megan Bryant
Binghamton (26-13, 13-2 America East) scored five runs in the fifth inning to break open a scoreless game. The Bearcats had just two hits in the frame, both infield singles, but capitalized on four walks, an error and a wild pitch.
The Seawolves (25-22, 7-8 America East) pulled a pair of runs back in the sixth on a sac fly by freshman Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) and an RBI single by freshman Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.), but it was not enough to overcome the deficit.
Stony Brook's pitching issued nine walks in the game, including five by starter Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.), who fanned four batters in 4.1 innings.
Pisciotta and sophomore Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) each had two hits to lead the Seawolves.
The Numbers Game
• Binghamton outhit Stony Brook by an 8-7 margin.
News & Notes
• Stony Brook will join Albany, Binghamton and Hartford at the 2013 America East Tournament.
Stony Brook will wrap up the regular season this week with six home games. First up will be a doubleheader against Seton Hall on Wednesday at 2 p.m.