Green, Giosia lead #Seawolves over Albany, 9-0

Junior Shayla Giosia's grand slam in the sixth was her fourth HR of the season
 
Junior Shayla Giosia's grand slam in the sixth was her fourth HR of the season
 
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May 9, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - For a second straight day, the Stony Brook softball team effectively used the long ball as juniors Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) and Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) each homered in the Seawolves' 9-0 win over Albany in six innings.

Green belted a three-run homer and Giosia connected on a grand slam as Stony Brook homered for the sixth time in the last two days.

With the win, Stony Brook advances to the America East Championship final Sunday. It will face the winner of No. 2 Albany/No. 3 Binghamton, which will be played Saturday afternoon at 12 p.m.

Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"I can honestly say that we're swinging the bats as well as we have all season long. I've been really pleased with the team's focus. We're going to use Saturday to rest up and get ourselves ready for Sunday's championship.

Recap
Already up 1-0 after an RBI single from junior Jessica Zeilman (Newfield, N.J.), Green belted her second three-run homer of the championship, and 15th of the season, with a long drive to straight away center in the third.

After Albany starter Brittany MacFawn retired seven of the next eight batters, Stony Brook put a five spot on the board to end the game in the sixth. Sophomore Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) led off the inning with a double down the right-field line. With one out, senior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.) to left. With runners at first and third, sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) reached on an error to load the bases. Senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) singled through the left side as all of the runners moved up a base. Giosia lined the first pitch she saw off the scoreboard in left field for the grand slam to end the game.


 

 

Junior Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) tossed her eighth shutout of the season. She allowed four hits, walked two and struck out two for her 23rd win of the season.

By The Numbers
• Mintun went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored
• Giosia's four RBIs were a season-high
• The shutout was the team's 11th of the season
• Stony Brook had at least 10 hits for the third time in the last four games

News & Notes
• Stony Brook is 20-1 when it doesn't commit an error
• Stony Brook pitchers have allowed two earned runs or fewer in 24 of the last 28 games
• The Seawolves have outscored their opponents, 25-1, in the two games and are batting .463 to their opponents .184
• Cukrov is two wins away from tying her freshman single-season high of 25 wins

Up Next
Sunday's final is scheduled for 11 a.m. against either the Great Danes or Bearcats.