JWU Softball Wins Wild 13-12 GNAC Tournament Game Against Albertus Magnus

JWU Softball Wins Wild 13-12 GNAC Tournament Game Against Albertus Magnus

PROVIDENCE, RI – There was no shortage of runs Thursday evening in the GNAC Tournament softball game between Johnson & Wales University and Albertus Magnus College. The top-seeded Wildcats scored 11 runs in the fifth and six innings to win 13-12.

Record:
Albertus Magnus: 28-13
Johnson & Wales: 31-7

Statistical Leaders:
Emily Gorecki (JWU): 2-3, 2 R, 4 RBI
Brenna DuPerry (JWU): 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Laura Anderson (AMC): 3-4, 3 R, 6 RBI

Of Note:
The Falcons picked up the first run of the game when Rachel Cataudella hit a solo home run with two outs in the second inning. Laura Anderson smacked a two-run double to left center as part of a three-run third inning.

Johnson & Wales cut the lead in half in the fourth inning. Kristin Frost (Pear City, Hawaii) got a one-out double then Emily Gorecki (Bremerton, Wash.) drilled a line drive over the left field fence.

AMC picked up another run in the fifth, but JWU scored six runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. Frost scored a pair of runs on a two-run single then Diana Amendolara (Newtown, Pa.) hit a towering three-run home run.

Not to be outdone, Albertus Magnus responded with four runs in the top of the sixth. The Falcons got three-straight RBI singles to tie the game then JWU reliever Caitlin Kiene (South Windsor, Conn.) walked Cataudella with the bases load to give AMC the lead, 9-8.

One of the top offenses in the country, Johnson & Wales had the answer with a five-run sixth. Shortstop Brenna DuPerry (Cranston, RI) drilled a three-run triple and Gorecki followed with a two-run double to swing the lead back to JWU, 13-9.

The Falcons didn't go down without a fight as Anderson belted a three-run home run with two outs to pull AMC within a run. Pitcher Jennifer Corona (Middle Island, NY), who started the game and was chased out in the third, came back in the seventh to close out the victory.

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales stays in the winner's bracket where it will face Suffolk at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Falcons take on Norwich at 10 a.m. that day in an elimination game.