Zeilman's walk-off single lifts #Seawolves past Albany, 5-4

Senior Jessica Combs scored three runs against Albany Sunday
 
Senior Jessica Combs scored three runs against Albany Sunday
 
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March 23, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Junior Jessica Zeilman (Newfield, N.J.) drove home the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh as the Stony Brook softball team walked-off with a 5-4 victory over Albany Sunday at University Field. The win was the Seawolves' sixth in the last seven games.

Recap
Albany (9-7, 1-2 AE) took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Senior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) led off with a single to left and advanced to second on senior Nicole Schieferstein's (Seaford, N.Y.) sacrifice. With two outs, junior Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) reached safely on an error and Combs advanced to third.

Sophomore Melissa Phelan's (Saddle Brook, N.J.) hard hit ball went off the pitcher's glove as Combs scored. Green advanced to second and went to third when no one from Albany covered the base. Zeilman drilled an 0-2 fastball through the hole in right field as Stony Brook (10-11, 2-1) claimed a series victory over its SUNY rival.

Stony Brook came from behind all day long to tie the game. In the third inning, senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) hit a line-drive home run to center field to tie the game at two. Two innings later, Combs singled with one out. Schieferstein hit an infield single to short and Combs' heads-up base running allowed her to take the extra base when Albany didn't cover third. Mintun recorded her second RBI of the day with a line-drive single to left.

By The Numbers
• Combs scored three of Stony Brook's five runs
• Junior Allison Cukrov went the distance for her fourth complete game of the season and evened her record at 7-7
• Cukrov won her fourth straight decision, striking out a season-high nine
• Albany committed four errors, which led to three Stony Brook runs

 

 

News & Notes
• Stony Brook is 6-2 when it hits a HR
• The Seawolves went 5-1 during the six-game homestand
• After starting the season 0-5, Stony Brook has won 10 of the last 16

Up Next
Stony Brook will begin a six-game road swing with a doubleheader at Iona on Wednesday, March 26 at 3 p.m.