Twelve-run fourth lifts #Seawolves past UMBC, 16-1
May 8, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Sophomore Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) hit two home runs in a 12-run fourth inning as the Stony Brook softball team routed UMBC, 16-1, in five innings Thursday in game one of the 2014 America East Championship.
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Pisciotta led the fourth off with her first homer of the game. Top-seeded Stony Brook loaded the bases with one out. Senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) and junior Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) had run-scoring singles to make it 7-1. A ground ball to the left side off the bat of junior Jessica Zeilman (Newfield, N.J.) went through the third baseman's legs, allowing Mintun and Combs to score.
Green lined a double down the left-field line to drive in Giosia with the 10th run. Pisciotta drove a 1-1 fastball well over the left-field fence for a three-run homer, her second of the inning, for a 13-1 lead. Sophomore Melissa Phelan (Saddle Brook, N.J.) singled for the second time in the inning. Sophomore Patty Borges (Berkley, Mass.), pinch running for Phelan, advanced to third on senior Nicole Schieferstein's (Seaford, N.Y.) infield single and a throwing error by the pitcher. Sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) followed with an RBI single through the right side to make it 14-1. After Reynolds was thrown out trying to steal second, Combs dealt the final blow of the inning with a towering home run up the hill in center field.
UMBC (31-21) loaded the bases with two outs, but the Retrievers were retired on a putout at third by Mintun.
Junior Allison Cukrov (22-7) won her 18th straight start. She allowed three hits, walked four and struck out five.
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