Softball wraps up homestand Wednesday vs. Sacred Heart
April 9, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook softball team will wrap up an eight-game homestand on Wednesday with a doubleheader against Sacred Heart starting at 2 p.m. The Seawolves have won nine straight non-conference games.
Winners of seven straight and 13 of their last 15, the Seawolves (19-15) continue to compete at a high level down the home stretch of the season. Stony Brook has not played since Thursday when it swept Quinnipiac by scores of 5-4 and 6-0. Junior Christine Lucido (Melville, N.Y.) earned both wins in the circle to improve to 9-1, while lowering her ERA to 2.03. Lucido owns the best winning percentage (.900) of any pitcher in the America East and ranks second in the conference in both wins and ERA.
The Stony Brook offense is also clicking as the team has scored five runs or more in six of the last seven games. Sophomores Shayla Giosia (23 RBI) and Bria Green (21 RBI) continue to lead the way at the plate.
The Pioneers enter with a 17-14 record, but have yet to win a road game in 2013. Sacred Heart is 0-3 in true road contests, however, the team has posted a 10-7 record at neutral sites. The Pioneers hit .259 as a team and own an impressive 2.24 team ERA. Senior Nicole Sidor boasts a .398 average to go along with six homers and 22 RBI, while also leading the team in the circle with a 1.25 ERA and 118 strikeouts in 123 innings pitched.
Head coach Megan Bryant needs just three more wins to reach 700 for her career. Now in her 13th season with Stony Brook, Bryant has won at least 20 games each year with the Seawolves and is poised to do so again this year. In her career, Bryant has won 352 games at Stony Brook, 282 games at Drake and 63 games at Stetson, recording a lifetime winning percentage of .529 in over 1,320 career games.
Sophomore Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) is also approaching a milestone: the 300 strikeout plateau. Currently at 298 for her career, Cukrov would become just the sixth Seawolf pitcher to fan 300 batters in their career.