Softball hosts Hartford to open conference action

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March 22, 2013

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Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team will open America East action this weekend when it hosts Hartford for a three-game series beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. The Seawolves have won five straight overall.

The series was originally set for West Hartford, Conn., before unplayable field conditions stemming from recent weather prompted the switch.

Stony Brook

The Seawolves (11-13) are coming off a perfect 4-0 weekend at the Stony Brook Invitational, during which the team hit .290 and posted a 1.00 ERA. Sophomore hurler Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) earned America East Pitcher of the Week honors after winning two games at the tournament and holding opponents to a miniscule .027 average. Sophomore Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) hit .429 over the weekend and knocked in four runs.

Hartford

The Hawks enter with a 5-13 overall record, including four straight defeats. Erica Phelps leads the team with a .326 average, while Kate Wacyk owns a squad-best 11 RBI. In the circle, Zuzana Kudernatschova paces the Hawks with a 2.85 ERA and a 3-5 record.

Last Time vs. Hartford

The Seawolves swept the Hawks last year at University Field, outscoring Hartford by a 17-1 count. Stony Brook won the first two games by scores of 4-0 and 3-1, before posting a 10-0 victory to improve to 25-12 all-time vs. Hartford.