BROOKLINE, Mass. – Inclement weather moved Saturday's GNAC softball tournament to Simmons' Daly Field, but Johnson & Wales University felt right at home. The Wildcats advanced to finals of the GNAC Tournament by shutting out Suffolk, 6-0
With the victory, the Wildcats broke the program's single-season mark for wins. Last year's JWU squad won 32 games on its way to the NCAA Tournament.
JWU got on the board first with a pair of runs in the second inning. Leftfielder Diana Amendolara (Newtown, Pa.) and designated player Tiffani Semanchik (Flemington, NJ) picked up back-to-back one-out singles. Centerfielder Kristin Frost's (Pearl City, Hawaii) fly ball was dropped, allowing Amendolara and Semancik to score.
Amendolara roped a triple into the right field gap to score Emily Gorecki (Bremerton, Wash.) and Brenna DuPerry (Cranston, RI) in the top of the third. Semanchick followed with a double to plate Amendolara.
Once again it was Amendolara driving in a run as her fifth-inning ground out scored Frost.
JWU hurler Jennifer Corona (Middle Island, NY) gave up seven hits but kept the Rams off the scoreboard. She struck out five batters and issued four walks.
Johnson & Wales waits to find out its opponent in Sunday's 12:30 p.m. game. The Wildcats face the winner of the 10 a.m. game between Suffolk and Albert Magnus.