Combs HR lifts #Seawolves past LIU Brooklyn, 2-1

Junior Jessica Combs celebrates hitting her first home run of the season

March 19, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) hit her first home run of the season and solid pitching helped the Stony Brook softball team beat LIU Brooklyn, 2-1, Wednesday at University Field.

Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"I thought both team's pitchers were really good today. LIU Brooklyn's has really tested itself this season with some tough tournament play. Jane (Sallen) and Allie (Cukrov) really pitched well today. We're starting to feel and play better."

Game One Recap
With the game tied at one after four-and-a-half innings, Combs led off the bottom of the fifth inning by drilling a 1-0 fastball over the left-field fence.

Junior Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.), who picked up her fifth win of the season, retired the first five batters she faced, but ran into trouble in the seventh. LIU Brooklyn loaded the bases with two outs. But Lauren Morizi, the Blackbirds' best hitter, flew out deep to left to end the game and give the Seawolves (8-10) their fourth straight victory.

Junior Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) staked junior Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.) to a 1-0 lead in Stony Brook's first at bat after doubling to the gap in right to drive in Combs.

By The Numbers
• Senior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.) helped stop a major LIU Brooklyn threat by throwing a runner out at third base
• Combs has recorded two runs in two games this season
• Each of the top three hitters in the lineup had at least one hit for Stony Brook
• Cukrov threw three scoreless innings to pick up the win
• Sallen and Cukrov combined to scatter five hits



News & Notes
• Senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) had a single to extend her hitting streak to nine games
• Stony Brook has won two straight over LIU Brooklyn
• Today's win is the third straight one-run victory for Stony Brook

Up Next
Stony Brook will open America East play for a three-game series against Albany. Game one of Saturday's doubleheader is slated to begin at 1 p.m.