STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Stony Brook's two runs in the bottom of the third would prove to be all it needed as the University of Maine softball team dropped a 2-0 decision to the Seawolves on Sunday afternoon. The loss slips Maine back to 15-16 overall and 6-8 in America East play while Stony Brook climbs to 25-14, 13-1 in the league.
The Black Bears tallied three hits in the contest, one each from Felicia Lennon (Brookfield, Conn.), Jessica Burk (Warrenton, Va.) and Jean Stevens (Albany, Ore.). For Burk, the hit moved her hitting streak to nine-straight.
Maine's best opportunity to get on the board came in the top of the second. Burk started the inning with a single down the left field line before moving to second on a one-out single to center from Stevens. However, Stony Brook erased the threat with a pair of fielder's choice outs at third.
The Seawolves took the lead in the bottom of the third. Kellie Reynolds began the inning by reaching first after a dropped third strike. After the Black Bears recorded two outs, Stony Brook recorded back-to-back doubles, the second of which a two-RBI double from Jessica Zeilman.
Jane Sallen and the Seawolves' defense kept Maine off the scoreboard throughout the remaining innings to secure the 2-0 victory.
Alexis Bogdanovich falls to 4-7 after giving up two runs on five hits with a career-high 12 strikeouts.
Maine returns home as it will close out America East play with a three-game set against Binghamton. The Black Bears will host Binghamton on Saturday, April 26 at noon before closing out the series with a single game on Senior Day at 11 a.m.