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Stony Brook Completes Sweep With An 8-0 Victory Against UMBC Softball
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – UMBC softball dropped its series finale against Stony Brook in Sunday afternoon’s America East contest at University Field. The Seawolves completed the series sweep with an 8-0 six inning victory.
Stony Brook (17-15, 4-2 AEC) took a 2-0 advantage in the bottom of the second inning, loading the bases with two outs on a pair of walks and an infield single. Jessica Combs took advantage with her second hit of the day, a two-run double into left center field.
The Seawolves added two more in the third inning, back-to-back singles from Shayla Giosia and Nicole Hagerty put runners on first and second. Bria Green grounded out to second to advance both the runners and Jessica Zeilman followed with a double into right center field to score Giosia and Hagerty and put SBU further out in front, 4-0.
Stony Brook added further insurance in the fifth, opening up the inning with a UMBC error that allowed Green to reach third. Zeilman followed with her third RBI of the day on a single into center field. Later in the inning, Gina Bianculli, who had reached on a fielder’s choice, moved over to second on a passed ball and was sacrificed over to third on a bunt from Nicole Schieferstei. A single to right center field from Alexandria Pisciotta scored the second unearned run of the inning and extended the lead to 6-0.
The Seawolves completed the contest with two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Despite sophomore Miranda Clark (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) entering the game in the circle for UMBC, Stony Brook’s offense continued to excel. Giosia doubled down the left field line to open the frame and a wild pitch allowed her to advance to third. Hagerty walked to put runners on first and third and Green followed with an RBI single through the left side of the infield. Another walk loaded the bases and following a force out, Schieferstei singled to second to score the game-ending run.
Senior pitcher Heather Brown (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) was credited with the loss, allowing four earned runs on nine hits in five innings.
UMBC (8-25, 1-5 AEC) returns to the field when it hosts Binghamton for a three-game series, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m.