Great Danes Earn Sweep Over Seawolves In Softball
March 29, 2002
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Albany earned a sweep over Stony Brook in the first-ever America East Conference doubleheader for both teams on Friday afternoon at University Field. The Great Danes (12-4, 2-0 America East) came back to defeat SBU 3-2 in game one, then earned a 2-0 victory in extra innings in the nightcap.
Stony Brook (7-10, 0-2 America East) committed two costly errors in the first game that led to two unearned runs by the Great Danes. Albany jumped ahead 1-0 in the first inning when a throwing error by SBU pitcher Stephanie Poetzsch allowed Valerie Terry to score. The Seawolves countered in the third when Stephanie DiBiase blasted a shot to left field that sent Cass Broadwater home. Stony Brook capitalized on a Great Danes error in the fourth inning for a 2-1 edge.
However, a two-run sixth inning led to the 3-2 victory for Albany. Terry scored on another Stony Brook miscue and Liz Wieboldt reached home on a groundout by Megan Craft. The Seawolves failed to counter and the Great Danes held on for the win.
Poetzsch (6-6) picked up the loss, giving up one earned run on six hits while striking out three. Shea Carpenter went 2-for-2 at the plate with a run scored, and Broadwater was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Game two went scoreless for eight innings as both Sarah Maida and the Seawolves' Lindsey DeLaRosa gave solid performances on the mound. The Seawolves had an excellent chance in the bottom of the eighth, when Stephanie DiBiase reached on a throwing error by Valerie Terry. Two batters later, Kristen Brust's infield hit gave Stony Brook runners at first and third with Carpenter coming to the plate with two outs. However, the Seawolves could not manage to bring them home, and the game went to a decisive ninth inning.
Terry led off the ninth with a walk and was sacrificed to second. Lynnette Bohannon drove her home with an RBI double to left field and advanced to third on a groundout play. Megan Craft's RBI single plated Bohannon for the 2-0 lead.However, the Seawolves had their chances in the bottom of the inning thanks to an Albany error. Jane Stein reached on a throwing error by Terry and Amanda Staschuk advanced to first on a hit by pitch. Both were sacrificed over by Colleen McCarthy's bunt to give Stony Brook runners at second and third with just one out. However, the Seawolves could not muster a base hit on their next two at-bats, and Albany won for the 12th time in 13 outings.
Lindsey DeLaRosa (1-4) was credited with the loss, allowing seven hits while striking out five.
Stony Brook looks to bounce back tomorrow in another doubleheader with the Great Danes. Game time is set for noon.
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