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Softball loses series finale to Stony Brook 7-2
Seawolves break game open with six runs in the sixth inning
April 29, 2012Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—Shayla Giosa clubbed a grand slam, powering Stony Brook (33-13-1, 12-2-1 AE) to a 7-2 win over Binghamton (16-27, 7-11 AE) in the final game of an America East softball series on Sunday at the East Gym Field. With the win, the Seawolves take two of the three games during the weekend.
Giosa, who now has seven home runs this season, capped a six-run, top of the sixth inning that blew the game open. Up 1-0 with one out, Stony Brook got their second and third runs of the game on a fielding error and sacrifice fly respectively. The Seawolves then loaded the bases for Giosa, who drilled a pitch well over the left field fence. All of the runs in the inning were unearned.
Binghamton mounted a comeback in the bottom of the seventh inning, loading the bases with one out. Sophomore catcher Lisa Cutrona then broke the shutout with a RBI single. Freshman shortstop Caitlyn Friis forced a second run when she was hit by a pitch. The Bearcats, however, left the bases loaded when the game ended.
Allison Curkov improved her record to 22-7 by going the full seven innings and striking out 13 batters. The loss was tagged to Demi Laney, who despite only allowing one earned run, saw her record fall to 7-9.
Sophomore outfielder Colleen Dougherty went 2-for-3 with a pair of infield singles.
Senior outfielder Meghan Tucker finished the series 2-for-6 (.333), drew three walks and scored a pair of runs.
Binghamton remains home and will host St. Bonaventure on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
NOTE: With one week left in the regular season, Binghamton is in a battle with Maine for the fourth and final spot in the America East Tournament. By sweeping three games from UMBC, the Black Bears’ record in conference play currently stands at 6-7-1. While the Bearcats have finished their conference games with a 7-11 mark, Maine hosts Boston University in a single game on Thursday and heads to Hartford for a three-game series next weekend. With one win in its remaining games, the Black Bears would join Stony Brook, Boston University and Albany in the America East Tournament, which will be held May 10-12 at the site of the regular-season champion.