EAST BOSTON, Mass. – The Suffolk pitching staff had the Johnson & Wales University batters on their heels all afternoon. The Rams limited the Wildcats to six hits as they defeated JWU 5-0 in the opener and 4-2 in the nightcap.
Suffolk: 11-14, 5-0 GNAC
Johnston & Wales: 15-10, 4-2 GNAC
Game two starter James Smiegocki fell behind in the first inning when he gave up four runs. JWU cut the lead in half in the fifth inning.
The Wildcats didn't have a base runner until the fifth inning of game one when Edison Mercado led off with a single. An inning later, Amalfitano was hit by a pinch and moved up to second, but the Wildcats could not get him home.
Johnson & Wales is back at home on Sunday for a 12 p.m. doubleheader against Lasell.