#Seawolves rally but fall to Binghamton, 6-4

Senior Jessica Combs went 2-for-4 with a double, HR and two RBIs

May 3, 2014

Final Stats

Vestal, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team closed out the regular season with a 6-4 loss to Binghamton Saturday the Bearcats Sports Complex.

Despite the loss, Stony Brook's first in conference play since a 7-3 setback to Albany on March 22, the Seawolves will be the top seed and host in next week's America East Championship on May 8-10.

Head Coach Megan Bryant Reaction
"Our team had a terrific America East season, but the tournament is a new season for all four teams. It's a great opportunity to defend our title on our home field. It will be important to keep our approach and fight for what we want."

Binghamton scored the game-winning run in the fifth. Senior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) couldn't come up with the in-between hop on Lisa Cadogan's ground ball to short as Sydney Harbaugh scored.

The Seawolves had runners on second and third with one out in the sixth. Sophomore Patty Borges (Berkley, Mass.), who pinch ran for sophomore Melissa Phelan (Saddle Brook, N.J.), was thrown out at the plate after senior Olivia Mintun's ground ball to second. Junior Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) popped up to second to end the inning.

Stony Brook (32-16, 15-2) scored four in the fourth to tie the game. With one out, junior Lauren Kamachi (Surrey, British Columbia) drove the ball deep to right center for a double. After a wild pitch, Phelan lined a shot up the alley in right for the RBI. Sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) slapped a single just past the diving shortstop, bringing Combs to the plate.



After a wild pitch scored Phelan, Combs hit her second homer in as many days, a two-run shot to left to tie the game at four.

Gabby Bracchi had two doubles and three RBIs to put Binghamton (21-23, 10-7) ahead 4-0 after two innings.

Junior Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.) was charged with the loss. She allowed five runs, four earned, walked one and struck out one.

By The Numbers
• Combs finished the day 2-for-3 with a double
• Both teams recorded eight hits and made one error
• Combs' home run was the fifth of the season

News & Notes
• The loss was Stony Brook's first since a 7-3 loss to Albany on March 22
• Stony Brook posted its most conference wins since winning 16 in 2008
• Stony Brook will host the America East Championship for the first time since 2009 • Cukrov gave up a home run in the sixth inning, which was just the fifth earned run she's allowed in the last 71 2/3 innings

Up Next
Joining Stony Brook in next week's America East Championship will be Albany, Binghamton and UMBC. All games will be played at University Field.