Softball rolls by Seton Hall in doubleheader sweep
May 1, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team swept BIG EAST foe Seton Hall on Wednesday by scores of 6-4 and 4-0 at University Field. Junior Nicole Hagerty (Sicklerville, N.J.) slugged two home runs in the opener, while sophomore Allison Cukrov tossed a complete-game shutout in game two.
"I really liked our focus and energy today from the opening pitch. I thought our effort was terrific. We did a better job offensively, our pitching was really good in both games and we played our usual stellar defense."
--Head Coach Megan Bryant
In Wednesday's opener, the Seawolves (27-22) used the long-ball to grind out a 6-4 victory. Stony Brook hit two home runs in the third inning, both solo shots off the bats of Hagerty and sophomore Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.). Hagerty then hit a two-run blast in the fifth to break a 4-4 tie and give Stony Brook the lead for good.
Seton Hall (19-28) did all its damage in the third, plating four runs on six hits and one Stony Brook error in the frame. Seawolves' starter Christine Lucido (Melville, N.Y.) then held the Pirates at bay the rest of the game as the Stony Brook offense did its part to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 6-4 advantage.
Lucido allowed three earned runs and struck out three to pick up her 11th win of the season.
Hagerty and Giosia each had two hits and two runs scored to lead Stony Brook.
The visitors struggled to generate any offense in the second game off Cukrov, who fanned seven batters and scattered six hits for her third shutout of the year.
The Stony Brook offense did its part once again, pounding out eight hits and manufacturing four runs. The Seawolves struck in the bottom of the first when sophomore Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) lined a two-out double down the left field line to score junior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.).
Stony Brook then added some insurance in the third on an RBI single by Giosia and an RBI groundout by Green to stretch the advantage to 3-0. The Seawolves tacked on a fourth run in the sixth on a run-scoring single by junior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.).
Combs, Giosia and Schieferstein each had two hits to pace the hosts.
The Numbers Game
Seton Hall outhit Stony Brook, 9-8, in game one.
News & Notes
Stony Brook has won 14 of its last 15 non-conference games.
The Seawolves will host Iona Thursday for a single game starting at 2 p.m.