#Seawolves play host to LIU Brooklyn Wednesday

Junior Jessica Combs scored the game-winning run in game two Sunday

March 18, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Game #18 • Stony Brook vs. LIU Brooklyn

Wed., Mar. 19 • University Field • Stony Brook, N.Y.


Stony Brook Seawolves (7-10)
Head Coach: Megan Bryant, 14th season
Career Record: 719-643-7
Record at SBU: 375-336-3

The Last Meeting
Stony Brook8  
LIU Brooklyn7F/9
March 27, 2013
Brooklyn, N.Y
Softball edges LIU in extra innings, 8-7
Sophomore Shayla Giosia went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI as the Stony Brook softball team edged Long Island, 8-7, in nine innings on Wednesday in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Seawolves return to action Thursday when they host Fairfield at 2 p.m.

LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (9-20)
Head Coach: Roy Kortmann, 20th season
Career Record: 536-444-2
Record at LIU: Same

Preview: Stony Brook, which is in the midst of a six-game homestand, will host regional rival LIU Brooklyn Wednesday at University Field.  Last season, Stony Brook edged LIU Brooklyn, 8-7, in nine innings.  Junior Bria Green went 3-for-5 and junior Shayla Giosia was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.  Green’s run put the Seawolves ahead in the ninth.  In the bottom of the inning, the Blackbirds had a runner on third with one out, but Jane Sallen retired the next two batters as Stony Brook held on for the win.

Opponent: The Blackbirds opened the 2014 season by playing in six tournaments, including five in Florida, most recently competing at the USF Spring Break Tournament, where they went 1-4.  Lauren Morizi leads the team in most of the offensive categories, including runs (13), hits (28), doubles (7) and walks (13) and average (.311).  Kayla Gloady is also batting over .300 (.304) and leads the team with 11 RBIs.  Shelley Procter is 8-11 with a 3.18 ERA in 108 innings.  Cassie Vondrak is 1-9 with a 4.05 ERA.



Series: Since 2000, Stony Brook is 2-4 against LIU Brooklyn, including last year's victory.

Up Next: The Seawolves will open a three-game series and America East play against Albany.  The Seawolves defeated the Great Danes twice last season to capture their second America East Championship.