Softball falls to Albany in AE Tournament opener

Senior Gina Bianculli had a single on Thursday vs. Albany

May 9, 2013

Box Score

Vestal, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team fell to No. 1 seed Albany by a score of 4-0 on Thursday at the 2013 America East Championship in Vestal, N.Y.


Albany (36-13) opened the scoring with three runs in the third on two hits, two walks and a Stony Brook error. Charlise Castro led off the frame with a walk and later scored on a fielding miscue to give the Great Danes a 1-0 advantage. Lindsey Stout then put Albany ahead by three with a two-run single into the right-centerfield gap.

Albany then added an insurance run in the fifth on a run-scoring single by Castro, despite a strong throw from LF Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) that almost beat the runner to the plate.

Stony Brook (31-23) had chances to chip away at the deficit in the fifth and sixth, but left a pair of runners aboard in each frame as Albany pitcher Brittany MacFawn worked out of trouble. MacFawn, the America East Pitcher of the Year, scattered four hits and struck out six to tie the conference record with her 27th win of the season.

Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) took the loss for Stony Brook, allowing three earned runs in 5.1 innings, while striking out three.

The Numbers Game

• Albany outhit Stony Brook, 7-4.
• Four different Seawolves had hits in the game.
Bria Green stole her second base of the season.
• Albany committed two of the game's three errors.  

News and Notes

Olivia Mintun reached base for the 10th straight game with a single in the sixth.
• Stony Brook fell to Albany by a 4-0 count for the second time this season.



Up Next

The Seawolves will face No. 3 Hartford in an elimination game on Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Hawks were beaten by No. 2 Binghamton by a score of 7-1 on Thursday.