CLAREMONT, Fla. – On the field for the first time this season runs were tough to come by for the Johnson & Wales University softball team. The Wildcats opened the 2019 campaign with an 11-0 loss to Alma then fell 2-1 to Milwaukee School of Engineering in eight innings.
Johnson & Wales: 0-2
Johnson & Wales was only down 2-0 after the fourth inning against Alma. Unfortunately, the Scots scored four runs in the fifth and five more in the sixth off relief pitcher MJ Bourgeois.
Senior Brenna DuPerry started the season with a leadoff triple but was stranded on base. JWU had the leadoff batter on base – including all-three of Olivia DiGiacomo's at-bats – but couldn't get a run across.
DuPerry got the offense going again versus MSOE with a leadoff double. She crossed the plate when Meghan Gavin reached on an error.
Making her collegiate debut, Summer Ramundo held the Raiders scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning. She issued a two-out walk then a double to score the tying run. MSOE got the winning run on board with two outs in the seventh thanks to a wild pitch and single.
JWU is back on the field Wednesday to take on Northern Vermont-Johnson and Cabrini.