Softball knocks off Iona to wrap up non-conference slate
May 2, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a 7-2 win over Iona on Thursday at University Field. Freshman Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI as the Seawolves won their third straight game.
"I thought we picked up where we left off yesterday in terms of having a good approach at the plate. We did a good job with situational hitting, and we really hit some balls hard. Hopefully we can take the momentum we gained from these three wins into the weekend."
--Head Coach Megan Bryant
Stony Brook (28-22) manufactured four runs in the second inning to take control of the game early. Reynolds knocked in the first run with an RBI single, scoring sophomore Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.), who led off with a double.
Senior Gina Bianculli (Oakdale, N.Y.) then laced a run-scoring double into the gap to make it 2-0, before freshmen Melissa Phelan (Saddle Brook, N.J.) and Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) added RBI groundouts to make it 4-0 Seawolves.
The Gaels (12-36) scored twice in the fourth to make it 4-2, but Stony Brook quickly answered with an insurance run in the fifth courtesy of a wild pitch. The Seawolves then tacked on two more runs in the sixth to widen the advantage to 7-2 on an RBI single by Pisciotta and an RBI groundout by junior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.).
Freshman Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.) picked up the win to even her record at 7-7 on the year. Sallen struck out four in four innings of work, before giving way to junior Christine Lucido (Melville, N.Y.), who closed out the last three innings for her third save of the year.
The Numbers Game
• Stony Brook outhit Iona, 9-5.
News & Notes
• Stony Brook has won 15 of its last 16 non-conference games.
The playoff-bound Seawolves will conclude the regular season at home this weekend with a three-game series against Boston University.