BALTIMORE – The UMBC softball team dropped the series finale against America East rival Stony Brook, 5-0, Sunday afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium. The seven-inning game lasted just one hour and 11 minutes, the shortest game for the Retrievers this season.
Seawolves starter Allison Cukrov limited UMBC to just one hit while picking up her 17th win and 11th shutout of the seasaon.
Junior Heather Brown (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) (6-8) took the loss for the Retrievers after giving up three earned runs on two hits in a complete-game effort. The right-hander struck out one batter and issued one walk.
Stony Brook took the initiative early, scoring one run in the first and plating two more in the second to build an early 3-0 lead. Cukrov did not need any more as she did not allow a Retriever base runner until senior Angela Yannone (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) led off the fifth inning with a single up the middle. The first baseman advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, but could not get any further.
The Seawolves then added single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to provide the final margin.
UMBC now has the week off from action before heading to Connecticut to take on Hartford in a three-game series next weekend beginning on Saturday.