#Seawolves drop two at Georgia Tech-Kennesaw State Invite

Sophomore Alexandra Pisciotta hit a home run against Georgia State

Feb. 21, 2014

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Atlanta, Ga. -

The Stony Brook softball team lost a pair of games to open the 2014 season at the Georgia Tech-Kennesaw State Invite Friday. The Seawolves fell to Georgia State, 3-2, before losing to Georgia Tech, 11-2.

Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"It was great to get out on a field and play.  We made some improvements from game one to two; swung the bats better and looked more comfortable defensively.  I'm not happy about an 0-2 day, but we saw a lot we can build on."

Game One
In the season opener against Georgia State, sophomore Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) and junior Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) each hit late-inning homers but the Panthers (5-1) held on for the victory.

Pisciotta led off the sixth with a home run to left. Green followed with a solo shot in the seventh to cut the deficit to one, but Georgia State starter Kaitlyn Medlam struck out the next two batter and induced a pop up to end the game.

Junior Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) allowed only four hits and struck out three in five innings of work. Sophomore Jane Sallen (Fort Worth, Fla.) pitched an inning of scoreless relief.

In the fourth inning, Georgia State's Kensey Caldwell led off with a walk. Ashley Christy's sacrificed as Caldwell made it to third. Taylor Anderson's RBI ground out gave the Panthers a 3-0 lead.

Pisciotta doubled to left with one out in the third but was left stranded on second.

Game Two
Down 5-0, Stony Brook scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Green singled and advanced to second on an error. Senior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) doubled to left, scoring Green. After Green advanced to third on a wild pitch, sophomore Kat Zabielski (Farmingdale, N.Y.) drove in Green with an RBI single.



The Seawolves loaded the bases after a single from senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.), but that was all they could muster in the inning.

Georgia Tech answered with three runs apiece in the sixth and seventh.

Stony Brook loaded the bases in the sixth.

Combs, Mintun, Zabielski and sophomore Melissa Phelan (Saddle Brook, N.J.) each had two hits against the Yellow Jackets.

The Numbers Game
• Stony Brook stole two bases against Georgia State
• Georgia State left eight runners on base
• Stony Brook left 12 runners on base against Georgia Tech

News & Notes
• Each of the three Stony Brook pitchers saw work on Friday
• Stony Brook is 0-2 all-time against Georgia State and 0-1 vs. Georgia Tech

Stony Brook will head 20 minutes north of Atlanta for a doubleheader at Kennesaw State tomorrow. The Seawolves will face Georgia State again and the host Owls.