PROVIDENCE, RI – History was nearly made Saturday by Johnson & Wales University pitchers Jennifer Corona and Kristin Frost. Corona tossed a no-hitter in game one as JWU defeated Simmons, 11-0, in five innings. Frost only surrendered one hit in the 6-0 game-two victory.
Simmons: 15-15, 9-7 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 21-10, 18-2 GNAC
The no-hitter is Corona's first since she threw a perfect game against Anna Maria on March 25, 2017. She allowed just a pair of walks with six strikeouts.
Frost had her no-hitter broken up in an unconventional fashion. In the fifth inning, Alex Soqui reached on an error. Hailey Yabroudy's grounder hit Soqui as she was going from first to second. By rule, Yabroudy is awarded a single.
A pair of Simmons' errors led to JWU's three runs in the third inning of game one. Alex Fantasia got into a rundown on Frost's sacrifice fly, but the ball was dropped during the rundown, allowing Fantasia to score. Katie Rufo's fly ball was dropped, allowing Brenna DuPerry to score.
Mishol's sac fly in the second inning of game two got the first run on the board then Tiffani Semanchik scored on a wild pitch. Corona made it a 3-0 lead with her solo home run in the fourth. Frost helped her own cause by drilling a three-run home run in the fifth.
The Wildcats play their third GNAC doubleheader in a row when they travel to Norwich Sunday for a 1 p.m. first pitch.