PROVIDENCE – Whether it's through home runs or banging out singles, the Johnson & Wales University softball team can generate offense. The Wildcats won for the sixth time in seven games as they swept a Sunday GNAC doubleheader from Norwich. JWU took the opener, 7-0, then won game two, 8-2.
Norwich: 0-10, 0-2 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 12-5, 4-0 GNAC
The Wildcats used the long ball to break open game one. Emily Gorecki (Bremerton, Wash.) got the scoring started with a home run in the second then hit another solo shot in the third. Also in the third, rookie Kristin Frost (Pearl City, Hawaii) jacked a three-run home run to score Alex Fantasia (Framingham, Mass.) and Brenna DuPerry (Cranston, RI) as part of a five-run inning.
Johnson & Wales chipped away at the Cadets in game two with runs in three of its first four at-bats. Katie Rufo (Natick, Mass.) had a two-run double in the bottom of the first that scored Frost and Meghan Gavin (Wallingford, Conn.). Frost and Gorecki were both walked with the bases loaded to plate two runs in the fourth.
The Cadets got their first runs of the afternoon in the sixth inning. Mckenna Wade hit a two-run home run to score Sarah Perry.
Jennifer Corona (Middle Island, NY) only allowed four hits as she cruised to her fifth win of the season in game one. Apart from the home run in the sixth, Emily Gundrum (Bethlehem, Pa.) was nearly unhittable in game two, allowing only four hits with seven strikeouts to improve to 5-0.
The Wildcats are back at home on Tuesday to take on Roger Williams at 4 p.m. in a single game.