Coming in unbeaten in conference play, the Stony Brook softball team looked to continue its streak this past weekend as the Seawolves traveled north to Orono, Maine to take on the Maine Black Bears in a three-game series.
Senior Dawn Bodrug is in the midst of perhaps the greatest pitching season in Stony Brook Softball’s history, with 174 strikeouts in 109 innings. Her ERA currently sits at 1.28, which would be the best in the America East since 2005 if the season ended today.
Graduate pitcher Melissa Rahrich is not one to be outdone. Rahrich tossed the Stony Brook softball team’s second straight one-hit shutout in a 2-0 home victory over the St. John’s Red Storm on April 20.
The Stony Brook softball team struggled through their three-game homestand this week, splitting a doubleheader with the Hofstra Pride on Tuesday and dropping a grudge match with the Fordham Rams on Thursday.
Eventually, SBU Softball’s experienced roster will regain its consistency. In the meantime, they have been following no-hitters and tournament sweeps with questionable losses like their 10-6 extra innings defeat at the Fordham Rams on March 30.
Senior pitcher Dawn Bodrug established herself as a transcendent player almost immediately after transferring to Stony Brook. With her second career no-hitter on March 26, she staked a claim as one of the best in Stony Brook Softball’s history.
The Stony Brook Seawolves’ softball team already had the most feared rotation in the America East. Now, after their game with the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, they might have the most feared batting lineup as well.
Stony Brook Softball went 2-2 in a weekend trip to Massachusetts on March 20 and 21, dropping both games of a Saturday doubleheader to the Boston University Terriers and sweeping the Boston College Eagles the next day.