Stony Brook softball swept the Hartford Hawks in a three-game set on Saturday and Sunday. The Seawolves won all three games by scores of 16-3, 8-0 and 12-0, respectively.
The Seawolves started the series with a five-inning 16-3 victory over the Hawks. Senior outfielder Bria Green had yet another big game in what is going to become routine, going 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs. Jane Sallen got her ninth win of the season, pitching all five innings and allowing only four hits.
The Stony Brook offense came to life in the top of the second, as it plated seven batters. Green hit her first home run of the game, a three-run shot over the left field wall, and Lauren Kamachi and Diane Caruso each hit RBI doubles to add to the early damage.
The fourth inning was troublesome again for the Hawks, as the Seawolves put up nine runs. The scoring started with an RBI single off the bat of Chelsea Evans, plating Allie Pisciotta. Green then smacked a two-run shot, her second of the game and thirteenth of the season.
Three Hartford pitchers combined for five innings pitched allowing 14 hits, while walking three batters and striking out none.
Stony Brook continued to dominate Hartford as they batted their way to an 8-0 victory in five innings later that day. Lexie Shue went 1-for-3 with three RBIs and senior ace Allison Cukrov had another dominant outing, throwing five innings while allowing just two hits and striking out nine.
She picked up her fifth win of the season in the second game of the doubleheader.
The blowout began in the top of the second inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Shue blasted a bases-clearing triple to give Stony Brook a 3-0 lead. She then scored on a wild pitch. Shayla Giosia knocked in the fifth run of the inning with a single, sending Green to the plate. Hartford hit its only two hits of the game in the bottom of the second inning.
Stony Brook scored another run in the third and two more in the fourth to take an 8-0 lead.
Two pitchers for the Hawks combined to give up eight runs on 10 hits, three walks and one strikeout over five innings.
The Seawolves closed out the sweep in a 12-0 blowout on Sunday. Sallen got the nod to start once again and pitched with complete control, allowing only a single hit over six innings of work. She also walked one batter and struck out two.
The bats went to work early as SBU plated five runs in the top of the first inning on four hits. Green hit her third home run of the series, a three run blast to center field. Stony Brook tallied on a run in the second and the fifth to bring the score to 7-0.
The Seawolves scored their final five runs in the sixth inning. After some small ball to make the score 9-0, Kamachi hit a three-run shot to make the score 12-0, her first homer of the season.
Their conference lead now stands at one game over UMBC.