Softball concludes weekend with losses to Louisville, Ohio St.
Feb. 17, 2013
Jacksonville, Fla. - The Stony Brook softball team wrapped up its weekend at the Jacksonville Tournament with a 5-0 defeat against No. 17 Louisville and an 11-4 loss to Ohio State on Sunday. The Seawolves posted a 1-5 record against stiff competition at the tournament.
"This weekend was a good experience for our young team in many ways. We took important steps with our game and learned much more than we ever could in a practice situation. While we're disappointed with our record, we saw a lot we can build on and be excited about."
--Head Coach Megan Bryant
After an 8-0 loss to No. 17 Louisville on Friday, the Seawolves gave the Cardinals a much more competitive battle on Sunday. Louisville managed only seven hits in the game, five off Stony Brook starter Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.), and scored in only three innings.
The Cardinals (8-2) tacked on the game's first run in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by Hannah Kiyohara, before adding two runs in the fourth via a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch. Louisville rounded out its scoring in the fifth via a Kayla Soles two-run homer off reliever Christine Lucido (Melville, N.Y.).
Stony Brook had five hits in the contest, including two from junior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.).
In the final game of the weekend, the powerful Ohio State (7-2) lineup churned out 11 runs on 18 hits to overpower the Seawolves by an 11-4 score. Seawolves' starter Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) tossed four innings and gave up four runs on nine hits, before giving way to Sallen in the fifth.
Ohio State then exploded for six runs in the top of the frame to increase a 4-1 advantage to a 10-1 cushion. The Seawolves pulled a pair of runs back in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI hit by sophomore Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) and a run-scoring error, before tacking on a final run in the seventh courtesy of a wild pitch.
Sophomore Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) went 2-for-4 in the game, while Combs produced a second-straight multi-hit performance with a 2-for-3 effort.
The Numbers Game
• Junior Nicole Hagerty (Sicklerville, N.J.) led Stony Brook with a .474 average (9-for-19) in six games over the weekend.
News and Notes
• Lucido has already appeared in five games this year after appearing in 15 all of last season.
Stony Brook returns to action next weekend at the Longwood Adidas Spring Classic in Farmville, Va. The Seawolves will face Longwood and Bucknell twice each during the competition.