The Stony Brook softball team took down UMBC 5-1, in its first game of the America East Tournament. The Seawolves broke the game open in the third inning scoring three runs on two hits and one UMBC error. Melissa Rahrich‘s home run in the bottom of the third was her seventh of the season and sixth in conference play.
“This was a good team win and good way to start the tournament. We made big plays, played solid defense, and executed offensively. We finished the game strong and look to take momentum into tomorrow,” said head coach Megan T. Bryant.
- Stony Brook got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning. Katelyn Corr (Suffield, Conn.) singled through the left side and then advanced on a sacrifice bunt. Corr scored after Irene Rivera (Sylmar, Calif.) doubled to right center.
- The Seawolves added to their lead in the bottom of the third inning. Corr reached on an error by the center fielder and then advanced to third after Ileana Torres (Debary, Fla.) bunted for a base hit. Melissa Rahrich (Brighton, Colo.) then sent one over the center field fence to make the score 4-0 Stony Brook.
- UMBC fought back in the top of the fourth inning scoring one run on two hits.
In the bottom of the sixth inning Nicole McCarvill (Clifton Park, N.Y.) hit a solo home run over the left field fence to extend the Seawolves lead to 5-1.
- Melissa Rahrich picked up her 14th win of the season in the circle.
The Seawolves will take on UMass Lowell on Thursday, May 10 in their second game of the America East Tournament at 1:30 p.m.
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