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    Softball Wins Big Over the Break

    The SBU Softball Team recently finished a dominant stretch at home, winning nine out of ten games.The team outscored their opponents with a combined score of 75-14.

    On Mar. 28, the team played a double header against Army.Both games were shutouts.The first game was won with a score of 12-0, while the second game was 8-0.In the first game, Sarah Hoffman pitched a one hit shutout over five innings. The game lasted five innings, and SBU broke open the game in the third inning with eight runs. The outburst included back-to-back home runs by center fielder Kelsi Fanelli and catcher Melissa Fleury. The second game also lasted five innings, and starter Christina Voth pitched a three hit shutout.

    The next day, SBU hosted a double header against Manhattan. The first game was won 3-2, with Fleury driving in the winning runs on a single at the bottom of the fifth inning.In the second game, SBU shutout Manhattan 8-0 in five innings. Hoffman pitched another complete game shutout, striking out five in the process.

    Mar. 31 saw SBU host rival Vermont in a double header. The two teams split the games, with Vermont winning the first with a score of 4-0, and SBU winning the second with a score of 3-2.SBU won the series the next day with a 7-3 victory.The team was led by home runs made by freshman Jade Clare and Fanelli.

    On the weekend of Apr. 7 and 8, SBU hosted the Maine Black Bears for three games. The series was originally scheduled to be played in Maine, but was moved to Stony Brook due to inclement weather. SBU swept all three games, including a 25-0 final in the middle game.

    The first game of the series was 2-2 heading into the eighth inning, when freshman Victoria Kavitsky broke the tie with a solo homer. Alyssa Struzenberg pitched the final two innings to make the win.To complete the sweep, SBU got a well pitched game from Struzenberg, who started and gave up only one unearned run over the complete seven innings. The victory moved SBU to 17-9 on the season, and 5-1 in the conference.

    SBU hosts Hartford for two games on Apr. 11 before heading to Boston to take on Boston University in a three game set over the weekend.

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