April 13, 2014
Lowell, Mass. - Senior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) and sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) each went 3-for-3 with three runs scored as the Stony Brook softball team beat UMass Lowell, 10-1, in five innings to complete a series sweep.
Junior Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) continued her domination of opponents, allowing one run and only two base runners to lift the Seawolves to their fifth straight win.
Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"We put together a very good team effort today and had a much smarter approach at the plate. It was great to be firing on all cylinders today."
Stony Brook (20-14, 10-1), which won its fifth straight game and eighth of nine, took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. With Combs on second and Reynolds on third and one out, junior Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) hit a two-run single to get Stony Brook on the board first for the third straight game.
Combs doubled home junior Jessica Zeilman (Newfield, N.J.) and Reynolds in the fourth and senior Olivia Mintun's (Neoga, Ill.) run-scoring single made it 5-0.
The Seawolves continued to pour it on in the fifth. Sophomore Kat Zabielski (Farmingdale, N.Y.) singled to left with two out. A miscue by the left fielder helped Zeilman score all the way from first. After a passed ball, Reynolds doubled to center and advanced to third on an error. Combs followed with a single to score Reynolds to make it 8-0. Mintun hit an RBI single to left to drive in Combs and Giosia's RBI double made it 10-0.
Cukrov made just one mistake, allowing a lead-off homer to Melissa King in the fifth. But Cukrov retired the next three in order as Stony Brook won its fourth straight conference series.
By The Numbers
* Stony Brook recorded a season-high 13 hits
* Combs and Giosia each had three RBIs
* Junior Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) was issued two intentional walks
* Cukrov allowed one walk and lifted her record to 14-7
* Today's 10-run output was the third game with 10 or more runs this season for the Seawolves
News & Notes
* In 46 2/3 conference innings, Cukrov is 7-0 with a 1.80 ERA
* Cukrov won her ninth straight decision and hasn't lost since March 8 (15 games)
* Stony Brook is 9-0 when it doesn't commit an error
* The Seawolves have allowed two earned runs or fewer in 12 straight games and are 10-2 in that span
* The five-game winning streak is Stony Brook's longest of the season
Stony Brook will travel to face Quinnipiac in a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m.