#Seawolves walk-off with win over Hofstra

Sophomore Kellie Reynolds had two RBIs against Hofstra

April 10, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Junior Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) drove in the game-winning RBI in the seventh as the Stony Brook softball team beat Hofstra, 3-2, Thursday at University Field. The victory over the Pride was the first for the Seawolves (17-14), who stretched their record to 9-1 at home.

Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"I'm really glad we've renewed the rivalry with Hofstra. We look forward to playing them in the future. We've got some big games coming up this weekend as we continue with America East play."

After junior Allison Cukrov struck out the side in the top of the seventh, sophomore Diane Caruso (Middletown, N.Y.), pinch hitting for senior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.), lined a single to right. Schieferstein, who re-entered the game for Caruso, advanced to second on senior Jessica Combs' (Hammonton, N.J.) sacrifice bunt. With two out and Schieferstein on third, Giosia lined an 0-1 fastball off the top of Hofstra third baseman Kim Smith's glove into left field.

Cukrov pitched another outstanding game, throwing a complete game. She allowed two runs, walked one and struck out 10 for the second time this season.

Hofstra tied the game at two in the third after an infield single from Erin Trippi drove in Rachel Senatore.

Stony Brook took a 2-1 lead in the second. Sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) lined a double to the gap in left, scoring sophomores Melissa Phelan (Saddle Brook, N.J.) and Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.).



By The Numbers
• Pisciotta went 3-for-3 for the second straight game and has seven hits in nine at bats since returning to the starting lineup
• Cukrov walked only one batter for the second straight game
• Phelan and Giosia each had two hits as the Seawolves outhit Hofstra, 11-6
• Giosia extended her hitting streak to nine games. She's 13-for-29 (.448) during the streak

News & Notes
• This was the first game against Hofstra since 2009, which was won by the Pride, 8-0
• Cukrov won her eighth straight decision and has not lost since March 8 (13 games)
• Stony Brook pitchers have allowed two earned runs or less in nine straight games
• Stony Brook is 7-0 when it doesn't commit an error

Up Next
Stony Brook will travel to face UMass Lowell for a three-game series this week. The series against the River Hawks will be the first since 1996 when the two programs were in Division II.