By Trevor Dugan
The University at Albany softball team lost two of three on the road to Stony Brook this weekend. Their record now stands at 23-15 overall on the year.
The two America East clubs played a doubleheader on Saturday. The first game saw the Great Danes get shut out 4-0. Starting pitcher Dawn Bodrug was lights out for the Seawolves, pitching a complete game shutout with 15 strikeouts.
Senior Maranda Jimenez pitched well for Albany, going six innings and recording nine strikeouts, but the offense couldn’t get anything going against the dominant Bodrug in game one.
In game two, the Albany bats came alive and secured a 10-6 victory over the Seawolves. Stony Brook jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but the Great Danes cut it to 4-3 in the second.
After two scoreless innings, Wendy Hammond tied things at four on a fifth-inning solo home run. Later that inning Katie Falotico smacked a grand slam to center field to put Albany up 9-4. Falotico would add another RBI in the seventh for the team’s 10th run. She would finish with five RBI on the day. Hammond had three RBI and pitched six innings, earning her 13th win of the season.
The third game of the series was high scoring, with Stony Brook ultimately winning 8-7. The Seawolves went up 4-1 after a big first inning, but the Great Danes came back to tie it in the top of the second thanks to a three-run homer by Love Drumgole. It was Drumgole’s first career home run.
Stony Brook took a 5-4 lead in the third, but Albany answered with another three-run homer in the fifth off the bat of Jimenez to make it 7-5. The Seawolves were able to rally for three runs in the sixth to come away with the victory.
The Great Danes currently sit in third place in the America East. They will play their final conference game of the season this Wednesday when they travel to Binghamton for a matchup with the Bearcats.