Softball loses to Binghamton, but clinches playoff berth

Sophomore Bria Green

April 28, 2013

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Binghamton Bearcats completed a three-game sweep of the Stony Brook softball team with a 5-2 victory on Sunday at University Field. Despite the loss, the Seawolves clinched a spot in the America East playoffs by virtue of Maine's loss at Boston University.

Coach's Reaction

"We've been a pretty consistent team defensively and our pitching has been coming around lately, but the last couple of weeks, the runs have been really hard to come by. We need to be committed to situational hitting, hitting the ball behind runners and hitting sacrifice flies to generate offense."

--Head Coach Megan Bryant


Binghamton (26-13, 13-2 America East) scored five runs in the fifth inning to break open a scoreless game. The Bearcats had just two hits in the frame, both infield singles, but capitalized on four walks, an error and a wild pitch.

The Seawolves (25-22, 7-8 America East) pulled a pair of runs back in the sixth on a sac fly by freshman Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) and an RBI single by freshman Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.), but it was not enough to overcome the deficit. 

Stony Brook's pitching issued nine walks in the game, including five by starter Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.), who fanned four batters in 4.1 innings.

Pisciotta and sophomore Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) each had two hits to lead the Seawolves.

The Numbers Game

• Binghamton outhit Stony Brook by an 8-7 margin.
• Junior Christine Lucido (Melville, N.Y.) struck out three batters in 2.2 innings of work.
• Demi Laney earned the win for the Bearcats with 4.0 scoreless innings. 



News & Notes

• Stony Brook will join Albany, Binghamton and Hartford at the 2013 America East Tournament.
• The Seawolves have qualified for five of the last six America East tournaments.
• The Seawolves, currently in fourth place, can finish no higher than third in the conference standings.
• The America East Tournament will be hosted by either Albany or Binghamton. The Great Danes currently hold a half-game lead over the Bearcats in the standings, but the teams have yet the play each other this season. 

Up Next

Stony Brook will wrap up the regular season this week with six home games. First up will be a doubleheader against Seton Hall on Wednesday at 2 p.m.