Cukrov ties shutout record as softball sweeps UMBC

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April 15, 2012

Box Score

Baltimore, Md. - Freshman Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) tied a program record with her 11th shutout of the season as the Stony Brook softball team earned a weekend sweep of UMBC with a 5-0 win Sunday. Cukrov allowed only one hit and earned her 13th consecutive win as Stony Brook improved to 8-1 in the America East.

Senior Lauren Maloney (Las Vegas, Nev.) had a big day at the plate, knocking in the Seawolves' first run with an RBI single in the first, before belting her fifth homer of the season, a solo shot to right, in the sixth. Maloney finished the weekend 5-for-8 (.625) with five RBI, while slugging 1.250 and recording a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. 

Stony Brook (27-9) plated two runs in the second on RBI singles by freshman Lauren Kamachi (Surrey, British Columbia) and sophomore Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.) to go ahead 3-0. After Maloney's homer made it 4-0 in the sixth, the Seawolves added a final run in the seventh when UMBC's shortstop committed a throwing error on a ball hit by senior Alyssa Hawley (Spokane, Wash.), allowing junior Samantha Rossi (Marlton, N.J.) to score from second.

Five runs were plenty for Cukrov, who allowed only one baserunner, a fifth-inning single, while striking out four. With the shutout, Cukrov lowered her America East-leading ERA to 1.05 and improved to 17-4 overall.

The Seawolves outhit UMBC (17-22, 1-8 America East) by a 10-1 margin and received two hits apiece from Maloney, Hawley and Kamachi. Stony Brook's 34 runs this weekend tied a program record for most runs scored in a three-game series against a conference opponent (also scored 34 in a series vs. Maine in 2007). 


 

 

The weekend sweep also moves Stony Brook into first place in the America East with 9 games remaining on the conference schedule. The Seawolves lead the league with an 8-1 record, Albany is second at 9-3 and Boston University is third at 8-3. Stony Brook has already beaten BU twice and will finish the regular season against Albany at home.

The Seawolves have a busy week in front of them with seven home games on the docket. The action begins Tuesday with a doubleheader against Rutgers starting at 2 p.m.