Softball completes sweep of UMBC with 8-0 win Sunday
March 31, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team finished off a weekend sweep of UMBC with an 8-0 win on Sunday at University Field. Five Stony Brook players had multi-hit games, led by junior Jessica Zeilman (Newfield, N.J.), who went 2-for-3 with three RBI. The Seawolves (17-15, 4-2 America East) have now won five straight.
"This was a really good weekend for us. I thought we had a great team-effort in all three games: our pitching and defense were outstanding and our offense was really productive."
--Head Coach Megan Bryant
After recording 8-0 and 8-1 victories over UMBC (8-25, 1-5 America East) on Saturday, the third game of the series followed a similar script. Stony Brook got on the board first when junior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) ripped a double into left-center to score two runs in the bottom of the second. The Seawolves then plated two more in the third when Zeilman laced a double into the right-center gap to make it 4-0.
Stony Brook extended the lead in the fifth as Zeilman knocked in another run to push the lead to 5-0, before a basehit by freshman Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) pushed the advantage to six runs.
Freshman Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.) picked up the win with her second-career complete-game effort. Sallen scattered five hits and fanned three batters to win her fourth straight decision.
The Numbers Game
Stony Brook outhit UMBC, 12-5, on Sunday and 30-13 for the weekend.
News and Notes
Sallen has allowed one run or less in each of her last seven appearances.
The Seawolves will host Quinnipiac for a doubleheader Thursday starting at 2 p.m.