Senior Olivia Mintun went 3-for-3 to help Stony Brook sweep Maine
April 20, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Junior Shayla Giosia's (Runnemede, N.J.) two-run double in the third inning was all the run support sophomore Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.) needed as the Stony Brook softball team beat Maine, 2-0, Sunday at University Field.
Sallen tossed her third shutout of the season and improved to 8-7.
Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"It was a big weekend for us. To take all three games from Maine is a big accomplishment. Maine always forces us to work hard. Our defense and pitching kept us in today's game and our offense was able to scrape together a few runs."
Stony Brook did its damage with two outs in the third. Sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) led off the inning with a strikeout, but advanced to first on a wild pitch. Two batters later, senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) lined a double to right center. Giosia followed with a deep drive to right center that hit the bottom of the fence as Reynolds and Mintun scored.
Giosia also performed admirably in the field with five putouts, including a couple of balls that sent her back to the warning track.
Sallen pitched to five batters over the minimum. She allowed three hits, walked one and struck out two.
By The Numbers
News & Notes
Mintun recorded three of Stony Brook's five hits
The double was Giosia's 12th of the season
Maine starter Alexis Bogdanovich struck out 12 batters
Each team left five runners on base
The complete game was Sallen's sixth of the season
The win was Stony Brook's 10th straight overall. It is 15-2 in April
Today's victory was Stony Brook's 12th straight in conference play
Since starting the season 0-5, Stony Brook is 25-9 (.735)
Stony Brook has allowed two earned runs or less in 16 of the last 17 games.
The shutout was the Seawolves' sixth of the season
Stony Brook will continue its seven-game homestand this week with doubleheaders against Temple and Fairleigh Dickinson.