Junior Bria Green belted her second home run of the tournament on Saturday
Feb. 22, 2014
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Kennesaw, Ga. -
Despite junior Bria Green's (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) second homer of the tournament, the Stony Brook softball team lost to Georgia State, 7-5. In the nightcap, the Seawolves lost to Kennesaw State, 4-0.
Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"Today was disappointing because we should have won both games. "We pride ourselves on our defense and it let us down in game one. Our defense was better in the second one but our hitting fell short. We have a lot to work on and these are games where lessons are learned."
Georgia State took a 3-0 lead but Stony Brook rallied in the bottom of the second. With the bases loaded and two out, senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) walked, scoring sophomore Kat Zabielski (Farmingdale, N.Y.). Junior Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) followed with two-RBI single to tie the game at three.
In the fourth, the Seawolves took the lead after Green's single scored Mintun.
The Panthers pushed across runs in the fifth and sixth before scoring two in the top of the seventh to take a 7-4 lead.
Green's second homer of the tourney cut the deficit to 7-5. With two outs, sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) walked, bringing the tying run to the plate. But Taylor Thorpe retired sophomore Patty Borges (Berkley, Mass.) to end the game.
The Owls' Amanda Henderson pitched a three-hitter in game two. Zabielski, senior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) and junior Lauren Kamachi (Surrey, British Columbia) recorded hits for Stony Brook (0-4). Kamachi's first hit of the season was a double as the Seawolves pressured Kennesaw State with a second-and-third situation in the top of the 7th.
Junior Allison Cukrov
(Irvine, Calif.) took the loss in game two, throwing 5.1 innings, striking out two.
Inside The Numbers
Green and sophomore Melissa Phelan (Saddle Brook, N.J.) each had two hits against Georgia State.
Stony Brook committed six errors against the Panthers.
Stony Brook left nine runners on base against Georgia State
Stony Brook will head back to Atlanta for the conclusion of the Georgia Tech-Kennesaw State Invite. First pitch against the Yellow Jackets is scheduled for 12 p.m.