#Seawolves top Charlotte in extra innings, fall to Georgetown

Junior Allison Cukrov earned her first victory of the season against Charlotte
 
Junior Allison Cukrov earned her first victory of the season against Charlotte
 
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Feb. 28, 2014

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Charlotte, N.C. -

Sophomore Melissa Phelan's (Saddle Brook, N.J.) two-run single in the ninth inning lifted the Stony Brook softball team to its first victory of the season with a 9-7 win over Charlotte in the 49er Classic.  Junior Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) earned her first win of the season, allowing only one run in 3 2/3.

In the nightcap, Georgetown held Stony Brook to two hits in a 5-0 win for the Hoyas.

Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"We really fought hard in game one and kept our composure.  It was a total team effort.  Allie was really solid in relief."

Game One
After Stony Brook (1-6) and Charlotte each scored a run in the eighth, Phelan put Stony Brook ahead 9-7 with a two-run single to right, scoring sophomore Patty Borges (Berkley, Mass.) and junior Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.).

In the bottom of the ninth, Cukrov retired the side in order to pick up her first victory and 41st of her career.

Tied at six after seven innings, the international softball tiebreaker was used, placing a runner on second base to start each half inning. With one out in the top of the eighth, freshman Abi Lund (Lincoln, Calif.) scored on a sacrifice fly from senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.).

After Charlotte tied the game in the eighth, the 49ers had runners on second and third with no out, but Cukrov shut the door, retiring the next three in order.


 

 

Charlotte tied the game at six with a four-run sixth inning. Green, who hit her third homer of the season in the second inning, had an RBI double in the sixth to give Stony Brook its biggest lead of the game, 6-2.

Stony Brook jumped on Charlotte with three runs in the second inning. After Green's HR to lead off the inning, Phelan and sophomore Kat Zabielski (Farmingdale, N.Y.) hit back-to-back doubles. With two outs and Zabielski on second, sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) slapped a single up the middle to score Zabielski and give the Seawolves a 3-0 lead.

Game Two
Georgetown's Megan Hyson threw a two-hit shutout against Stony Brook, walking one and striking out seven. Senior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) and junior Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) each had a hit.

The Seawolves only threat came in the bottom of the seventh after Giosia singled and Green walked.  

Hyson helped her own cause with a hit and a run scored.  Madeleine Giaquinto went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scores. 

By The Numbers
• Stony Brook turned a double play against Charlotte and Georgetown
• Cukrov did not allow an earned run in 3 2/3 of work against the 49ers
• Green went 4-for-5 against Charlotte, recording her second multi-hit game of the season
• Only three Stony Brook players reached base safely against Georgetown
• Cukrov and sophomore Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.) each started a game and entered a game in relief.

Up Next
Stony Brook will face Liberty at 10 a.m. Its second opponent of the day will be determined based on tournament record.