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    Women’s Softball goes 1-3 at St. Mary’s

    Women’s softball went 1-3 this weekend at the St. Mary’s tournament in Moraga, California. They opened up against Utah Valley State on Friday where they took a hard loss of 10-4. UVS scored in the first inning from an RBI down the left field line and again in the 2nd inning from a two-run homerun. Stony Brook got on the board in the 2nd inning when Marissa Fleury advanced to third on a wild pitch and then scored from Posey’s single up the right side.

    Cerrone scored in the 3rd inning after a hit from Ashley Westphal. It was a run for run game until the 7th inning when Utah Valley scored 5 runs. Marissa Fleury, Molly Kestranek and Sara Cerrone all had two hits each. Victoria Kavitsky, Ashley Westphal, Samantha Posey, and Jamie Downer all racked up an RBI.

    On Saturday SBU took on St. Mary’s and received their second loss with a score of 2-1. All of the runs were scored in the first 2 innings. St. Mary’s had 2 men on when a single was hit up the middle and one run scored. St. Mary’s second run game in after a wild pitch was thrown by freshman, Alyssa Struzenberg. Stony Brook scored in the 2nd inning when Ashley Westphal and Kelsi Fanelli hit back-to-back doubles. Fanelli’s double brought Westphal in for the run.

    The night game on Saturday was successful for SBU. They won 4-2 against Idaho State. Kavitsky and Fanelli had back-to-back singles in the 1st inning. Samantha Posey’s RBI to left field brought in Kavitsky for the first run and Kestranek’s double brought in Fanelli. Kestranek then advanced to third on a wild pitch, and made it home because of an error by Idaho’s catcher.

    Idaho scored in the first inning, on a fielder’s choice. Senior pitcher Christina Voth threw five innings for her second win of the season. Another senior pitcher, Sarah Hoffman picked up the save. The win against Idaho wasn’t just SBU’s first win of the series if was also head Coach Megan T. Bryant’s 500th win of her career.

    Stony Brook played their last game of the series on Sunday against host St. Mary’s. It was a promising first inning after Ashley Westphal hit a homerun to start off the game. Her teammates followed her up offensively in the 2nd inning with 5 runs, giving SBU a 6-0 lead. Cerrone and Fanelli contributed to the 6 run lead when they both had doubles, bringing in 2 runs each. In the bottom of the 2nd inning St. Mary’s fired back with a homerun of their own and sac fly that brought another run in.

    Westphal came up with another powerful homerun in the top of the 4th inning hoping to rally her teammates once again. It didn’t seem to be enough, in the bottom of the 4th; St. Mary’s scored 4 runs, with a significant homerun that brought in 3 of them. The game was close until St. Mary’s scored 2 runs in the 6th inning and another in the 7th to end to game. St. Mary’s took the win but Westphal and Fanelli were both named to the all-tournament team.

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