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    Softball Wins Second Half of Doubleheader

    After falling to Boston University 6-2 in the first leg of a doubleheader this past Saturday afternoon, the Stony Brook softball team rebounded and was able to win the second game of the day by a score of 7-2.The victory was triggered by an early three run offensive outburst in the first inning.

    Following the day’s events, SB’s record became 19-11 on the season, and 7-3 in America East Conference play.Boston University fell to 24-9, and 8-2 in the conference.

    The Seawolves came out swinging in game two.During their first-at-bats of the day, the team was able to tally three runs which immediately reversed the momentum that Boston University had gained after winning game one.

    With the bases loaded and one out, Samantha Posey doubled to center field driving in Vicki Kavitsky and Kelsi Fanelli. Molly Kestranek followed with a single, scoring Marissa Fleury.

    In the third inning, Fleury led off with a single.A form of deja vu occurred when Posey came up to bat and doubled again, moving Fleury to third.Kestranek followed up the two hits with a sacrifice fly that drove in Fleury and gave SB a 4-0 lead.

    The Seawolves added two more runs in the fourth when Fanelli singled up the middle, driving in Kavitsky and Ashley Westphal. SB added its seventh run in the sixth inning when the game was firmly out of the opposition’s reach.

    For the season, Boston University has been among the national leaders in runs scored per game.Yet, in the second game of this particular doubleheader, they were held scoreless by SB starter Christina Voth until the fifth inning when the Terriers scored a run. Voth went the distance, scattering seven hits and just one run for her seventh win of the season.

    Five Seawolves’ players recorded two hits in this game: Westphal, Fanelli, Fleury, Posey and Kestranek.

    In game one, Fleury hit her sixth home run of the season but B.U. scored four runs in the fourth inning and won, 6-2.

    Fleury had four hits in the doubleheader and is now batting a team leading .414.

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