Hartford walks off with 2-1 victory over softball
March 24, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team (12-15, 1-2 AE) lost the rubber-match of a weekend series vs. Hartford with a 2-1 defeat Sunday at University Field. Freshman Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.) tossed five scoreless innings, but the Seawolves' bats were held in check for the third time on the weekend.
In the third pitchers' duel of the weekend, Hartford's Zuzana Kudernatschova again mystified the Stony Brook offense, allowing just three hits in seven innings. The Seawolves struck first on an RBI hit by sophomore Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) in the fifth as Stony Brook scored its first run against Kudernatschova in nearly 16 innings.
Down to its final three outs, Hartford (7-13, 2-1 AE) manufactured a comeback against reliever Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.). A walk and a sacrifice bunt gave the Hawks a runner in scoring position, before a hit by Maggie Betz put runners at second and third with only one out. A hit-by-pitch loaded the bags and prompted a pitching change from the Seawolves that brought on Christine Lucido (Melville, N.Y.).
Lucido's first batter, Amber Andrews, then took an 0-1 pitch and lined it into center to bring in two runs and give the Hawks a 2-1 win.
The Numbers Game
• Hartford outhit Stony Brook, 5-3.
News and Notes
• Stony Brook and Hartford each scored just three total runs over the weekend.
Stony Brook will head to LIU-Brooklyn on Wednesday for a single game starting at 3 p.m.