CLERMONT, Fla. – Runs have been hard to come by during the early part of the year for the Johnson & Wales University softball team. The Wildcats dropped a pair of games on Wednesday, losing 4-2 to Saint Mary's then 4-1 to Alma.
The losses dropped JWU to 0-3 on the year.
After Saint Mary's took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third, JWU answered with a run of its own in the bottom half of the inning. Taylor Fay drew a leadoff walk, moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt then scored when Meghan Gavin ripped a double.
Unfortunately, the Cardinals responded with three runs in the top of the fourth off junior Saxon Bresnahan, who was making her JWU debut. The Wildcats got one run back in the sixth when Kristin Frost tripled with one out and scored on a Sheyann Goodwin single.
In the second game of the day, the Wildcats got their lone run without a hit in the first inning. Shortstop Brenna DuPerry was hit by a pitch, went from first to third on a sacrifice bunt then scored on a Frost sac fly.
The Scots got a two-run single in the bottom of the second inning off JWU starter Jennifer Corona. Alma added two insurance runs in the sixth.
Gavin had her second multi-hit game in as many days, going 2 for 3, against Alma.
Johnson & Wales will try to get its first win on Friday when it takes on Capital at 9 a.m. followed by an 11:30 am game versus Rose-Hulman.