PROVIDENCE, RI – In the final home game of his collegiate career, Johnson & Wales University baseball pitcher James Smiegocki turned in perhaps the best performance of his career. He threw a complete-game shutout as the Wildcats defeated Anna Maria College, 7-0, in the first round of the GNAC Tournament on Wednesday.
Anna Maria: 17-24
Johnson & Wales: 24-13
The win advances the Wildcats to the double elimination portion of the GNAC Tournament. Johnson & Wales travels to Saint Joseph's (Me.) for a 4 p.m. contest on Thursday.
The Lambertville, NJ native only surrendered five hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts. Smiegocki did not allow a runner to get past second base the entire day.