Softball falls to Kansas to wrap up Wolfpack Challenge
March 3, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. - The Stony Brook softball team (6-9) wrapped up its weekend at the NC State Wolfpack Challenge with a 7-1 loss to Kansas on Sunday. Sophomore Shayla Giosia blasted her second home run of the season in the defeat.
"We were really tested this weekend and it's all part of the learning process for this young team. We improved greatly from Friday to Sunday and have a better idea of what we need to work on to achieve our goals."
After suffering a 12-0 setback to the Jayhawks (14-5) on Friday, Stony Brook turned in a more competitive outing in Sunday's tournament finale. Junior Christine Lucido (Melville, N.Y.) turned in another impressive performance in relief, tossing 3.1 innings of scoreless ball while allowing just three hits.
Kansas did its damage in the first three innings, plating two runs in the first, one in the second and four in the third off Stony Brook starter Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.).
Giosia pulled a run back with a long-ball in the top of the fourth, Stony Brook's first run against Kansas starter Alicia Pille, who shutout the Seawolves Friday and fanned 12 batters Sunday.
The Numbers Game
• Kansas outhit Stony Brook by a 14-4 margin on Sunday and a 27-5 mark in two games in Raleigh, N.C.
Stony Brook will travel to Boca Raton, Fla. next weekend for the Florida Atlantic Invitational. The Seawolves will face Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Monroe and Florida A&M.