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Allison Cukrov, above, pitched five shutout innings in the first game Stony Brook played Sunday. The senior shutout Morgan State in five innings, allowing only one hit while striking out three.  STATESMAN STOCK PHOTO

The Stony Brook softball team came away with a pair of wins this Sunday at Manhattan College as the Seawolves blew past both Morgan State in a 15-0 shutout and Mount St. Mary’s in a 3-2, eight-inning bout. Outfielder Bria Green went a combined 7-for-8 with two home runs and four RBIs in the two games.

The result of SBU’s game against Morgan State was expected from early on in the game. The blowout win for Stony Brook began with an RBI triple by Shayla Giosia in the top of the first inning, plating Alexandra Pisciotta. The Seawolves scored another run in the first, but were not near finished. A five-run, seven-hit second inning quickly brought the score to 7-0, with help from a Giosia three-run homer. Stony Brook scored two more runs in the third as Green hit her first home run of the day, a solo shot to the left.

The Seawolves put the nail in the coffin in the top of the fifth, as they plated six runners on six hits, bringing the score to a whopping 15-0. Senior Lauren Kamachi knocked in three of the six runs with a homer to left. Stony Brook’s batting invoked the mercy rule after the bottom of the fifth inning. Giosia had a field day with Morgan State’s pitching, going 3-for-3 with a home run, a triple and six RBIs.

Despite an overpowering offensive performance, the real story of the game was Allison Cukrov’s near-perfect outing. She pitched five shutout innings, allowing just a single hit and two walks throughout the whole game.

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The Bears used four pitchers in total, allowing a combined 15 runs, 16 hits, two walks and three strikeouts.

The Seawolves’ second game that day was much closer than their first. Stony Brook got out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning off the bat of a solo shot by Lexie Shue. Mount St. Mary’s answered quickly, plating two runners in the bottom of the inning to give them a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the fifth, Kamachi would tie the game for the Seawolves with an RBI single, sending Green to the plate. The score would remain the same until the eighth inning, when Chelsea Evans scored on an error by the right fielder.

Jane Sallen started on the mound for Stony Brook, pitching six impressive innings. She gave up two runs on five hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Cukrov came in for relief, closing out the game with two scoreless innings. She allowed only one hit and fanned three.

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Marian Ruf got the nod for Mount St. Mary’s. She allowed three runs on 11 hits, three walks and four strikeouts through eight innings of work.

SBU was originally scheduled to play a doubleheader at Seton Hall on Tuesday, but the two games were postponed. Next up on the schedule for the Seawolves is a road matchup against LIU Brooklyn, which will take place on Wednesday at 4 p.m.. America East conference play will begin this weekend, as Stony Brook hosts a three-game set against UMass-Lowell this Saturday and Sunday.

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