April 19, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Junior Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) threw two complete games to help the Stony Brook softball team beat Maine in both games of a doubleheader Saturday at University Field.
The wins extended the Seawolves (24-14, 12-1 America East) winning streak to nine games as Stony Brook is two wins away from clinching the conference's regular season title.
Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"I thought today's effort produced two great team victories. Allie (Cukrov) gave us two solid performances in the circle."
Game One Recap
In the bottom of the fourth, sophomore Melissa Phelan (Saddle Brook, N.J.) hit a two-out double to right center. Sophomore Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) followed with a single to right field to score freshman Lexie Shue (Lakewood, Calif.), who pinch ran for Phelan.
The Black Bears loaded the bases in the third and fifth, but Cukrov ended the threat. Cukrov struck out the side in the sixth and retired the side in order in the seventh for the victory.
Game Two Recap
Stony Brook had a runner reach base in the first and second innings, but failed to score. With senior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.) on third and senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) on second in the third, Schieferstein broke for home after Maine catcher Rachel Harvey's pick-off attempt at third and slid in safe for the first run.
Junior Bria Green's
(Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) bunt single to the pitcher drove in Mintun for the second run.
Jean Stevens hit a lead-off homer in the fifth for the Black Bears (15-15, 6-7) but junior Shayla Giosia answered in the bottom of the inning with a solo shot to left center.
Cukrov retired the final nine batters to solidify the sweep.
By The Numbers
Both teams did not commit an error in the doubleheader
Cukrov allowed six hits, walked one and struck out 10 on the day
Maine starter Hannah Hill threw three wild pitches in game one
Junior Jessica Zeilman (Newfield, N.J.) went 2-for-2 in game two
The home run was Giosia's second of the season
News & Notes
Cukrov has not a game since March 8 (19 games) and won her 11th straight decision
The Seawolves are 12-0 when they don't commit an error
Since beginning the season 0-5, Stony Brook is 24-9
Stony Brook has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 15 of the last 16 games
Stony Brook recorded its 10th double play of the season in game one
The Seawolves are on an 11-game conference winning streak
The Seawolves will go for the series sweep tomorrow against Maine at 11 a.m. Stony Brook will honor the senior class in a pre-game ceremony.