MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Johnson & Wales University baseball team got out to a quick lead and didn't look back Thursday against New England College. The Wildcats defeated the Pilgrim, 10-5.
New England College: 3-2
Johnson & Wales: 2-2
NEC: Ryan Sharkey (L, 0-1) 5.1 IP, 8 R, 5 K
JWU: Steve Rocchio (W, 2-0), 6.0 IP, 3 R, 9 K
JWU took control with four runs in the fourth inning. The big blow was a two-run Domingos' home run.
Domingos struck again with a triple to bring Bourdeau home in the seventh. Two batters later, Henderson delivered a double to score Domingos.
That was more than enough offense for starting pitcher Steve Rocchio. He got his second victory of the week by throwing six innings with nine strikeouts.
Johnson & Wales is back on the field Friday to face Fredonia State at 5 p.m.