#Seawolves look to continue winning streak at Columbia Tuesday

Junior Shayla Giosia has four hits in her last nine at bats to raise her average to .274
Junior Shayla Giosia has four hits in her last nine at bats to raise her average to .274
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April 7, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Games #29-30 • Stony Brook vs. Columbia

Tues., Apr. 8 • Columbia Softball Stadium • New York, N.Y.


The Last Meeting
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March 8, 2009
Boca Raton, Fla.
Softball Tops Columbia in Pitchers' Duel
Sophomore Colleen Matthes (Severn, Md.) allowed just two hits in 5.2 innings as Stony Brook University's softball team beat Columbia, 2-1, on Sunday at the FAU "Miken" Classic. The Seawolves won three of their five games at the Invitational and are now 7-3 on the season.

Stony Brook Seawolves (15-13)
Head Coach: Megan Bryant, 14th season
Career Record: 727-646-7
Record at SBU: 383-339-3

Columbia Lions (14-14)
Head Coach: Kayla Noonan, 12th season
Career Record: 224-326-1
Record at CU: Same

Preview: After sweeping Hartford in America East Conference play, the Stony Brook softball team will play three straight non-conference games beginning at Columbia Tuesday.  The Seawolves are 5-1 in April and are two games over .500 for the first time this season.

Opponent: Columbia features six regulars with a batting average of .300 or better.  Alix Cook leads the Lions with a .355 average.  Seven different players have double-digit RBIs, including Shelby Unger, who has three HRs and 17 runs batted in.  Emily Kenyon and Brooke Darling each have started 10 games in the circle.  Brooke Darling is 7-6 with a 4.09 ERA in 75 1/3 innings and Kenyon is 4-4 with a 2.90 ERA in 48 1/3 innings.  Columbia is 12-1 at home this season.

Series: Stony Brook leads the all-time series, 5-2, winning the last five.  Tuesday's game will be the first since 2009. 

Up Next: Stony Brook will host Hofstra on Thursday, April 10 at 4 p.m.  The two programs have not played since 2009.