#Seawolves host Temple, Fairleigh Dickinson in non-conference doubleheaders
April 22, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Games #40-41 • Stony Brook vs. Temple • 2:30 p.m.
Games #42-43 • Stony Brook vs. Fairleigh Dickinson • 2:30 p.m.
Wed. & Thurs., Apr. 23 & 24 • University Field • Stony Brook, N.Y.
Stony Brook Seawolves (25-14)
Temple Owls (15-20)
Fairleigh Dickinson (14-16)
Preview: The Stony Brook softball team will host two non-conference doubleheaders this week, taking on Temple Wednesday and Fairleigh Dickinson Thursday. Game one against the Owls will feature Stony Brook's second annual PACK The Park, which aims to support the Seawolves during mid-week games.
PACK The Park: The PACK student-athlete peer mentors are excited for the second annual PACK the Park event in collaboration with Campus Residences, Campus Dining, and the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band. Last year, the PACK mentors wanted to find a way to support the softball team and plan an event where students could take a break, grab a hot dog and cheer on the Seawolves. This year, the first 300 students will get a PACK the Park tank top and the first 200 students will receive a voucher for a hot dog and drink. The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band will play the national anthem before the first pitch.
Scouting the Owls: Temple enters today's game with a 15-20 record, most recently taking two of three from Connecticut. Sarah Prezioso leads the Owls in every offensive category. She's hitting .396 with eight homers and 22 RBIs. She has 44 hits in 35 games and 32 runs scored. Kelsey Dominik is batting .290 with 31 hits. Dominik also sees time in circle and is 9-8 with a 2.38 ERA in 112 innings. Amanda Gatt is 4-3 with 3.87 ERA in 50 2/3 innings.
Scouting the Knights: Fairleigh Dickinson comes into Thursday's game off a doubleheader sweep of Sacred Heart. Cindy Zamudio is batting .338 and has hit four of the team's six home runs. Angelique Nieves has a team-high 25 hits in 86 at bats. Megan Reiner is 10-6 with a 1.62 ERA and 116 strikeouts in nearly 100 innings of work. Three players have combined to record the other four wins.
Series: Stony Brook and Temple will meet for the first time in school history. The Seawolves, who are 5-2 all-time against the Knights, beat FDU, 6-0, in an early season tournament in California. Senior Olivia Mintun went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs to the Mustang Classic finale.
Up Next: The Seawolves will travel to Rhode Island to take on Bryant in a doubleheader on Sunday, April 27.