Green, Giosia lead #Seawolves over Albany, 9-0
May 9, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - For a second straight day, the Stony Brook softball team effectively used the long ball as juniors Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) and Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) each homered in the Seawolves' 9-0 win over Albany in six innings.
Green belted a three-run homer and Giosia connected on a grand slam as Stony Brook homered for the sixth time in the last two days.
With the win, Stony Brook advances to the America East Championship final Sunday. It will face the winner of No. 2 Albany/No. 3 Binghamton, which will be played Saturday afternoon at 12 p.m.
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After Albany starter Brittany MacFawn retired seven of the next eight batters, Stony Brook put a five spot on the board to end the game in the sixth. Sophomore Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) led off the inning with a double down the right-field line. With one out, senior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.) to left. With runners at first and third, sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) reached on an error to load the bases. Senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) singled through the left side as all of the runners moved up a base. Giosia lined the first pitch she saw off the scoreboard in left field for the grand slam to end the game.
Junior Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) tossed her eighth shutout of the season. She allowed four hits, walked two and struck out two for her 23rd win of the season.
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