Softball season comes to an end in NCAA Columbia Regional
May 18, 2013
Columbia, Mo. – The Stony Brook softball team had its 2013 season come to an end on Saturday with a 6-0 loss to Oregon State in the NCAA Columbia Regional. The America East champions finished an outstanding campaign with 35 wins.
“We just didn’t have it offensively this weekend. You have to give some credit to the pitchers we faced here, but we’ve seen pitchers of this caliber before and we just didn’t get it done.”
-Head Coach Megan T. Bryant
“We made a lot of solid contact today, but balls weren’t flying through. We just didn’t rise to the occasion and get the hits we needed to.”
--Junior Olivia Mintun
Playing its second power conference opponent in as many days, Stony Brook again kept the game tight in the early stages.
Oregon State (34-23) scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the second when Desiree Beltran turned on an inside pitch and golfed it over the left field fence for a solo home run.
Stony Brook starter Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) kept the score at 1-0 into the fourth and appeared to have things under control after getting two quick outs to open the frame.
But Oregon State was not finished yet. After two consecutive singles and a walk loaded the bases, the Beavers’ Lea Cavestany lined the ball into left to bring in a run to make it 2-0. A bases-loaded hit-by-pitch tacked on a third run, before Elizabeth Santana delivered the decisive blow with a double into the right-centerfield gap to clear the bags and make it 6-0.
The Numbers Game
• Oregon State outhit Stony Brook, 7-2.
News and Notes
• Stony Brook finished the season with 35 wins, just one shy of tying a single-season program record.